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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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Trone, President of the Foundation for Fiduciary Studies, and who was recently appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Labor to represent the investment counseling industry on the ERISA Advisory Council.
U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao recently issued two grants, totaling $6.4 million, to a consortium composed of Worldwide Strategies, the Asia Foundation, and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, to assist China's government in its development of workers' rights and mine safety and health.
Last November, U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao joined the BTEA, BCTC, representatives from the City of New York, OSHA, the FDNY and the contractors working at Ground Zero, in signing a worker safety agreement for the World Trade Center Emergency Project.
Herman, former U.S. secretary of labor, received the first Leaders for Change award at the Clairol/styleWorks fundraising breakfast on Oct.
1 workplace injury in America," Assistant U.S. Secretary of Labor Charles N.
citizens enrolled in employer-sponsored HMOs, according to the U.S. Secretary of Labor, and ERISA preemption can deprive them of state law protections against misconduct by HMO doctors.
The police board argued that as supervisory personnel, the sergeants and lieutenants were exempt from the FLSA as "bona fide executive, administrative or professional employees." The Court agreed but on very narrow grounds that largely leave intact the very tight definition by the U.S. Secretary of Labor of the "executive, administrative and professional" exemption.
U.S. 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."
Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that ERISA gives only the U.S. secretary of labor authority to bring an action against nonfiduciaries based on their knowing participation in a fiduciary breach.
"Opioid abuse devastates families and communities," said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta.
Policymakers, including U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, believe that the overtime threshold is overdue for some kind of increase, and most observers believe the Labor Department is likely to adopt a new rule that raises the threshold less dramatically, either through incremental increases or different salary tests depending on location, company size, or type of role.
The final rule was recently issued by U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez.
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