Critics: New Labor Regs Will Hurt Seniors, Caretakers

Requiring benefits for part-time caretakers could cost billions

New Labor Department regulations on personal caretakers threaten to drive seniors from their homes and slash work hours for workers in the field, according to critics.

Throwing Open the Doors to Unions

New interpretation of OSHA regulation could allow unions easier access to non-union shops
OSHA inspectors / AP

The Department of Labor’s workplace safety watchdog has quietly crafted a legal interpretation of a longstanding rule that will allow labors representatives into non-union shops.

Perez Used Private Email for Gov Business

Emails to Planned Parenthood, New York Times, Talking Points Memo
Tom Perez / AP

Documents show Labor Secretary nominee Tom Perez used his private email account to leak information about official business while he was assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said in a Wednesday letter to Perez.

Perez’s Positions Picked Apart

GOP goes after Obama labor nominee during confirmation hearing
Tom Perez / AP

Republicans grilled President Barack Obama’s labor secretary nominee Tom Perez during his confirmation hearing on Thursday.

Going Into Labor

Perez expected to be grilled by Republican senators
Tom Perez / AP

A Senate committee will begin debate on President Barack Obama’s controversial nominee to head the Department of Labor Thursday morning.

So Long Solis

Labor Secretary who presided over long-term unemployment resigns in surprise move
Barack Obama, Hilda Solis / AP

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announced her sudden resignation on Wednesday in a move that surprised insiders, who quickly began speculating on potential replacements.

Obama Admin at Odds with Latino Group

Department of Labor suing group that supported the Affordable Care Act and donated to Dems
NCLR logo

The United States Department of Labor announced on Dec. 26 that they are suing the National Council of La Raza Action Fund for the wrongful termination of a whistleblower.

The Sequester Shuffle

Faulty Department of Labor guidance to defense contractors may be issue in House Armed Services Committee hearing
Department of Labor / Wikimedia Commons

The Obama administration may have provided defense contractors with faulty legal advice this week that could expose them to a flurry of expensive labor lawsuits.