“STATEMENT BY U.S. SECRETARY OF LABOR SCALIA ON THE OCTOBER JOBS REPORT”


WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia issued the following statement on the October 2020 Employment Situation Report: “The strong economic rebound continues, with approximately 900,000 private sector jobs gained back in September and again in October, and the October unemployment rate dropping a full point, to 6.9 percent. …

“U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ISSUES GUIDANCE ALERTING EMPLOYERS TO FREQUENTLY CITED STANDARDS RELATED TO COVID-19 INSPECTIONS”


WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued guidance and an accompanying one-pager to help employers understand which standards are most frequently cited during coronavirus-related inspections. OSHA based these documents on data from citations issued, many of which were the result of complaints, referrals and fatalities in…

“President Donald J. Trump Signed National Apprenticeship Week Proclamation”


WASHINGTON, D.C.--- today President Donald J. Trump signed an Apprenticeships Proclamation.  The  "Apprenticeships provide American workers tangible skills and an industry-recognized credential.  They strengthen our Nation's economy and help millions of men and women provide for their families without taking on the financial burden of student loans and other related…

“U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR RELEASES FINAL RULE CODIFYING PROCEDURES TO RESOLVE POTENTIAL EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION”


WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) today published in the Federal Register a Final Rule titled “Nondiscrimination Obligations of Federal Contractors and Subcontractors: Procedures to Resolve Potential Employment Discrimination.” The rule codifies two formal notices that OFCCP uses when it finds potential violations of Executive…

“White House Appoints 2020-2021 Class of White House Fellows”


WASHINGTON, D.C.---today, the President’s Commission on White House Fellows announced the appointment of the 2020-2021 class of White House Fellows.  The highly regarded White House Fellowship provides professionals from diverse backgrounds an opportunity to engage in public service for one year by serving in various roles in the Federal Government. Created…

“U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCES UP TO $3 MILLION IN DISASTER RECOVERY FUNDING FOR DERECHO RECOVERY IN IOWA”


WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant for up to $3 million, awarded to Iowa Workforce Development, in response to the severe storms of August 2020.  Severe storms brought hurricane-force winds across central Iowa on Aug. 10, 2020. The storm system,…