The White House on Thursday announced its plan to merge the Departments of Labor and Education into a single Cabinet agency in order to reduce unnecessary bureaucracy and streamline overlapping regulations and department functions.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) came down hard on a positive U.S. jobs report on Friday, saying the good employment numbers didn’t matter to “families hit with soaring new costs” under Republican leadership.
U.S. job growth increased less than expected in April and the unemployment rate dropped to near a 17-1/2-year low of 3.9 percent as some jobless Americans left the labor force.
The investment firm of JB Pritzker, the Democratic nominee for governor of Illinois, purchased a company that eventually settled a lawsuit with the U.S. Department of Labor for failing to fully pay employees their wages and overtime pay.
A national labor watchdog says the federal government’s top labor arbiter should launch an inquiry into allegations that an Obama appointee leaked the decision to vacate a ruling to labor lawyers ahead of its official release.
Business groups are voicing their support for the Department of Labor’s rule that aims to help Americans find coverage by expanding the use of Association Health Plans.
More than $1.6 billion in unemployment insurance benefits was paid to individuals who did not seek work in fiscal year 2016, according to an audit from the Government Accountability Office.
The Department of Labor has put one of the Obama administration’s most controversial regulations on hold.
Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta wants to increase the number of apprenticeship programs by curbing the department’s “cumbersome” approval process.