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Department of Labor

A department of the United States government that is responsible for enforcement of laws regulating workplace conditions, minimum wages, and other federal labor laws. It is also administers unemployment insurance and collects some economic statistics, particularly regarding unemployment.
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In its worker projections for the defunct-2016 rule, the Labor Department said 40,000 Mississippians working in the private sector and for public and non-profit entities would have become eligible for overtime pay with the $47,300 threshold.
Furloughed workers were supposed to be categorized as "unemployed on temporary layoff," but the Labor Department has to use whatever language the person answering the door says.
Zahid Ullah Shinwari lamented that during meeting of Secretary and Director Labor department at SCCI on November 13, it was agreed that notices issued to industrialists regarding implementation of KPPWA will be withdrawn and one year grace would be offered.
UBS's current waiver -- finalized in (https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/22/2016-30566/exemptions-from-certain-prohibited-transaction-restrictions) December  -- is only temporary, and the Labor Department is considering granting it a full (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-21/html/2016-27563.htm) five-year (https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/21/2016-27563/proposed-exemptions-from-certain-prohibited-transaction-restrictions) waiver .
In Tuesday's webinar, Clark said a narrow ruling by the judge that favors the plaintiffs on some points and sides with previous federal court rulings favoring the Labor Department -- in Washington, D.C.
The Labor Department rule extends extends fiduciary duties to those who advise individual retirement accounts.
The Washington-based American Council of Life Insurers and some benefits law firms wrote to say that they were too busy with issues related to the 5500 filing process and the new Labor Department fiduciary rule to prepare comments on the 5500 revision.
WASHINGTON -- Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for March, 3 p.m.
In a statement today, the Labor Department said that the signing ceremony took place on Monday in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, and representatives of the private sector of the two countries agreed that monthly salary shall be 800 riyals for the Bangladeshi workers, while the Saudi Labor Department will control the recruitment costs.
(AP) -- The federal Labor Department is giving a $9.9 million grant to four North Dakota colleges to support technical programs related to energy, transportation and construction.
State labor department employees will match job-seekers with openings in a program called Choose Idaho.
The federal labor department in September announced 57 grants totaling $474.5 million from a program called the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program.