Pro-Jobs, Pro-Growth

Posted 4/13/2018 7:42 PM by Guy Suetopka

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News: April 13, 2018

 

Pro-Jobs, Pro-Growth Agenda

Pro-Jobs, Pro-Growth Agenda

In an op-ed in the Des Moines Register, Secretary Acosta outlined how expanding apprenticeships and reforming occupational licensing rules will increase opportunity for Iowans and all Americans.

 

Occupational Licensing Reform

The Department announced the availability of $7.5 million in grants to help review, eliminate, and reform occupational licensing requirements.

Occupational Licensing Reform

 

New Opinion Letters

New Opinion Letters

The Department issued three new opinion letters from the Wage and Hour Division that offer guidance on complying with the Fair Labor Standards Act and other laws.

 

In Case You Missed It

Veteran Grants

Healthcare Fraud

Safety Settlement

Veteran Grants

$12 million in grants will help provide veterans with job-driven training to help them successfully transition from homelessness to sustainable housing and good-paying jobs.

Healthcare Fraud

After a multi-agency investigation found a Florida recovery residence owner had committed fraud, he was sentenced to jail and ordered to restore more than $2 million.

Safety Settlement

A Massachusetts auto auction agreed to correct hazards and pay penalties following OSHA citations for a May 2017 incident in which a vehicle fatally struck five people.

Back Pay

9/11 Claims Assistance

Hurricane Wages

Back Pay

A Department investigation led to a court ordering a Tennessee masonry contractor to pay $493,987 in back wages and damages for pay violations.

9/11 Claims Assistance

A new webpage will help federal employees file Federal Employees Compensation Act claims for injuries arising out of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Hurricane Wages

A fuel distribution contractor engaged in hurricane recovery activities has paid nearly $1.2 million in back wages to 219 employees in Puerto Rico.

 

DOL Working For You

A Veteran's Path to Career Success

After working as a soldier, an egg inspector, and a nursery owner, this veteran is enjoying his most satisfying career yet with help from a local program supported by the Department.

 

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