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Employment Figures Steadily Improve but Lean Toward Part-Time Work

The U.S. Department of Labor released its latest employment figures earlier this month, showing an increase in the number of jobs added and a downward trend for unemployment claims. October posted a gain of 638,000 jobs among nonfarm payroll and … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance to Ensure Uniform Enforcement of Silica Standards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a compliance directive designed to ensure uniformity in inspection and enforcement procedures when addressing respirable crystalline silica exposures in general industry, maritime and construction. The new directive … Continue reading

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Industry Manufacturer Faces $274K in OSHA Fines

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed penalties of $274,934 to an extruded and molded polymer sealing manufacturer in Ohio. The penalties stem from the OSHA investigation of a second debilitating injury suffered by … Continue reading

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Federal Court Blocks Overtime Rule

A federal judge recently issued a preliminary injunction stopping the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Overtime Rule from taking effect nationwide on December 1. The injunction means that the rule won’t go into effect until the case is resolved or the … Continue reading

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Overtime Bill Would Help Business Owners and Workers

Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., recently introduced a bill that could help small businesses cope with the U.S. Department of Labor’s recent doubling of the overtime pay threshold by phasing in the increases over three years. The proposal would also remove a provision that indexes wage increases to inflation. “The nation’s home … Continue reading

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