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.
The Senate will vote Monday on whether Richard Griffin should be the next NLRB general counsel.
Regulations set to take effect in 2015 will help level the playing field for minorities and women who work in the burgeoning home healthcare industry, Labor Secretary Tom Perez said Thursday.