Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 11:52 AM By Donna Puglisi
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published two final rules Sept. 24, drastically revising Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, which require federal contractors and subcontractors to maintain affirmative action and nondiscrimination plans for veterans and individuals with disabilities, respectively. The rules will go into effect March 24, 2014.
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 12:26 PM By Kinsey Cooper
The Department of Labor (DOL) on July 3 released its spring regulatory agenda outlining the regulatory activities of its sub-agencies for the remainder of 2013. The regulatory agenda lists the priorities of the administration and the rulemaking they expect to release this year; however, DOL is not required to adhere to the timeline.
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:34 PM By Kinsey Cooper
President Obama March 26 signed into law a continuing appropriations resolution that will fund the Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board and the Equal Opportunity Commission for the second half of fiscal year 2013, but that also maintains restrictions on actions by DOL.
Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 11:21 AM By Kinsey Cooper
Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-La.) Feb. 15 introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives, The Equal Standards in Hiring Americans Act (H.R. 759), that would require the Department of Labor (DOL) to meet the same goal for hiring disabled workers it is trying to impose on federal contractors.
Posted on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 1:35 PM By Kinsey Cooper
The Department of Labor on Dec. 21, 2012, released an updated agenda outlining the regulatory activities of its sub-agencies for the next year. The agenda includes items on reporting requirements for labor consultants, employers and associations, and affirmative action in federal construction, among other issues.
Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 1:06 PM By Kinsey Cooper
The Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division Dec. 21, 2012 announced the rule implementing Executive Order 13495, or Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts, will become effective Jan. 18.
Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 12:48 PM By Donna Puglisi
ABC’s Regulatory Alert provides an overview of federally mandated rules, regulations and enforcement actions from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other federal agencies. Below are brief summaries of current issues, as well as links to more detailed information and guidance. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on Friday, October 5, 2012 2:34 PM By Donna Puglisi
President Obama Sept. 28 signed into law a continuing appropriation resolution (H.J. Res. 117) that will fund the Department of Labor (DOL), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Equal Opportunity Commission for the first six months of fiscal year 2013, but that also includes restrictions on actions by DOL.
Posted on Friday, October 5, 2012 11:28 AM By Donna Puglisi
The Department of Labor Sept. 28 announced it is implementing an electronic filing system for the H-2B visa program through the iCERT Visa Portal System.
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 3:09 PM By Donna Puglisi
ABC, along with nine other groups, May 23 sent a letter to the Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Hilda Solis raising concerns about a recent Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) proposed rulemaking that would set hiring quotas for federal contractors to employ workers with disabilities.