Secretary of Labor


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Secretary of Labor

The head of the U.S. federal government department charged with enforcement of laws regulating workplace conditions, minimum wages, and other federal labor laws. The secretary is also responsible for the administration of unemployment insurance and collection of some economic statistics, particularly regarding unemployment. He or she is appointed by the president of the United States and confirmed by the Senate.
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Recommendation: To further strengthen Labor's IT planning and oversight process and financial management, the Secretary of Labor should direct the Chief Information Officer to conduct post-implementation reviews, where appropriate, to determine if the investments are meeting stakeholder needs and realizing expected benefits.
The Secretary of Labor has the right, in his discretion, to intervene in any action, with the exception of suits brought under Title IV (Plan Termination Insurance).
If the Secretary of Labor finds "reasonable cause" to believe that a violation of the provision has occurred, the Secretary will include a "preliminary order" requiring the employer to abate the violation, reinstate the employee and provide back pay, and/or pay damages compensating the employee for his or her losses.
Daniel, who considered Perkins the outstanding Secretary of labor in the whole history of the country, remarked, "It is hard to think of any [New Deal] accomplishments related to labor that don't reflect the contributions of Frances Perkins."(6) An aristocratic progressive who retained her maiden name after marriage, Perkins remained a product of the nineteenth century with a Puritan social ethic.(7)
According to Assistant Secretary of Labor Raymond Bramucci, the Labor Department to date has committed more than $41 million for training under the H1-B initiative.
"This ruling upholds our right to review a company's employment practices, including those affecting corporate executives," Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman said.
She recoils from the term "feminist." As Bush's Secretary of Labor, she battled against the Family and Medical Leave Act and other legislation backed even by moderate Republican women in Congress.
So complex is ERISA that the Secretary of Labor appoints a 15-member advisory council to make recommendations to the DOL on the act's myriad implementation issues.
The Labor Department established the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), under an Assistant Secretary of Labor, to write and enforce the standards.
Under the Secretary of Labor's regulations, this exemption applies to employees paid a specified minimum amount on a "salary basis," which requires that the "compensation ...
In former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich's Locked in the Cabinet, self-interested bozos berate an intellectually honest cabinet member who is concerned about the growing gap between rich and poor.
Secretary of Labor Robert Reich commented on the new contract, saying, "The union has reached its goal of establishing an important measure of job security for its members," and he added that the contract included, "provisions that further strengthen work-place democracy and provide for miners to have a real say in the way work is performed."
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