OSHA: USPS Cited For Repeat Safety Violations at Austin Facility

OSHA News Release- Region 6 U.S. Department of Labor October 2, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Cites U.S. Postal Service For Repeat Safety Violations at Austin Facility AUSTIN, TX – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for safety hazards after receiving a complaint…

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DOL Announces New Office of Compliance Initiatives

NASHVILLE, TN – U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced the U.S. Department of Labor’s new Office of Compliance Initiatives (OCI) during a speech today at the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association’s 2018 Safety+ National Symposium. Coordinated by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, this cross-agency effort complements the Department’s enforcement activities by…

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USPS: October marks National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the cornerstone of a national campaign to raise awareness about disability employment issues and to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities. The Postal Service is joining other organizations across the United States in recognizing the contributions of employees with disabilities within its workforce. The theme for this…

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U.S. Department of Labor will reinstate the issuance of FLSA and FMLA opinion letters

By Franczek Radelet P.C. – June 28, 2017 The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division announced today that it is bringing back the WHD Opinion Letter. Opinion letters have long been one of the most useful resources for lawyers and HR professionals trying to figure out how to comply with the laws enforced…

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DOL proposes delay to fiduciary rule about retirement advice

News Release – March 1, 2017 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a proposed extension of the applicability dates of the fiduciary rule and related exemptions, including the Best Interest Contract Exemption, from April 10 to June 9, 2017. The announcement follows a presidential memorandum issued on Feb. 3, 2017, which directed…

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FMLA Doctor’s Notes: What Unions Need to Know

By Robert M. Schwartz – May 4, 2016 The law prevents employers from discharging or disciplining workers who miss work time for serious medical reasons or to care for family members. In most cases, eligible employees can take up to 60 days of leave (12 workweeks) within a 12-month period. The law can also be…

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NALC to conduct special election for director of retired members

June 8, 2015 The U.S. Department of Labor has advised the NALC that it has rejected complaints filed by four unsuccessful candidates in the 2014 election of national officers, with one exception: At the Department’s request, NALC will conduct a special election for the office of director of retired members. As previously reported, in December…

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Judge orders Postal Service to pay $230,000 in damages to whistleblower

The Associated Press – February 26, 2015 SEATTLE: A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Postal Service to pay a worker almost $230,000 in damages for the retaliation he suffered when he helped a co-worker with her workplace health concerns. The worker had started with the Postal Service as a mail carrier in 1995 and…

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