A top official defended new benchmarks for contractors to hire veterans and disabled people.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has removed the union that represents commuter train drivers from its investigation of a weekend crash on New York’s Metro-North railway.
The agency said it made the decision to remove the Association of Commuter Rail Employees (ACRE) from the investigation because the union’s president, Anthony Bottalico, held a press conference about the accident, violating the NTSB’s non-disclosure rules.
New rules would remove duplicative employment regulations from the agency's books.
Republicans are charging the Obama administration with trying to overregulate workers who provide in-home care to the elderly and people with disabilities.
The new Labor Department regulations set a “rigid set of arbitrary standards” for workers, Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) said on Wednesday, and will only end up hurting the people who rely on those caregivers.
It's alleged Walmart illegally fired and threatened workers for union activities.
Companies with 250 or more workers would be required to file publicly accessible reports.
The Labor secretary's remarks follow regulations setting new hiring benchmarks for government contractors.
After just three months on the job, Labor Secretary Tom Perez is pleased with how his tenure is turning out.
“I love this job. And I am approaching it with a sense of both optimism and urgency,” he said in a blog post on Wednesday.
Newly installed Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is presiding over a burst of rule-making.