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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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11, the same day the U.S. Labor Department announced that new jobless claims jumped to a 26-year high and the auto bailout bill failed in the Senate.
CHICAGO -- A faith-based workers' rights group has sued the U.S. Labor Department in a bid to release the names of migrant workers who are owed back wages but are classified as "unlocatables." Chicago-based Interfaith Worker Justice said it wants to connect an estimated 95,000 workers with $32 million held by the Labor Department as part of back-wages settlements.
The U.S. Labor Department issued a notice about the loan with the Federal Register in late March, seeking comments on the $25 million package, which is slated to come from the U.S.
U.S. Labor Department releases are accessible on the Internet at www.dol.gov/ebsa.
Marys, Georgia, USA, received a citation from the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and a fine of US$ 258,000 for safety violations according to a report by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
"The U.S. Labor Department, in an effort to improve compliance with the Mine Act and other labor laws, plans to expand its array of online `advisors', a group of computer programs available through the Web that help workers and employers understand complex laws and regulations.
She made her name as wage-and-hour administrator in the U.S. Labor Department, taking on the garment industry during the Clinton administration's fight against sweatshops.
has been ordered by a federal administrative law judge to open its corporate headquarters for review by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance.
The U.S. Labor Department is providing a US$1.2 million grant to stop the practice in Haiti of using young children as domestic workers, it was reported March 4.
"This makes it more difficult to measure the problem of child labor in agriculture," says Jesus Martinez, a district director for the U.S. Labor Department.
Home furnishing prices in April increased a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent against March, lagging behind a 0.4 percent increase in prices for all consumer goods, the U.S. Labor Department reported.
It is unlikely that they will move up to higher-paying jobs, especially since the U.S. Labor Department has not devised an effective worker retraining scheme--or the means to pay for one--that will cushion the political fallout from NAFTA.

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