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US Federal Labor Viewpoints – Week of July 12, 2021

This is a weekly post spotlighting labor topics in focus by the US legislative and executive branches during the previous week. In this issue, we cover: Biden Administration Labor Leadership Updates Budget Reconciliation Spending Package Agreed to in Principle House Appropriations Committee Advances Labor Spending Bill Farmworker COVID-19 Vaccination Effort Urged Federal Funding for Workers … Continue Reading

US Federal Labor Viewpoints – Week of June 28, 2021

This is a weekly post spotlighting labor topics in focus by the US legislative and executive branches during the previous week. In this issue, we cover: June Jobs Report Released Democrats Introduce Legislation to Invest in Care Workers Republicans Introduce Paid Leave Incentive Bill President Signs EEOC-Related Bill Labor Department Grants Announced States Sued for … Continue Reading

US Federal Labor Viewpoints – Week of June 21, 2021

This is a weekly post spotlighting labor topics in focus by the US legislative and executive branches during the previous week. In this issue, we cover: Biden Administration Labor Leadership Updates “Forced Labor” Update House Approves the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act NPRM for Tipped Workers Announced Labor Department Grants Announced USMCA Labor Enforcement … Continue Reading

US Federal Labor Viewpoints – Week of June 14, 2021

This is a weekly post spotlighting labor topics in focus by the US legislative and executive branches during the previous week. In this issue, we cover: Labor Department’s Spring 2021 Regulatory Agenda Biden Administration Labor Leadership Updates Senate HELP Republican Leaders Press for a Hearing on the President’s Budget Proposal House Education & Labor Subcommittee … Continue Reading

US Federal Labor Viewpoints – Week of May 31, 2021

This is a weekly post spotlighting labor topics in focus by the US legislative and executive branches during the previous week. In this issue, we cover: May Jobs Report Released Half of U.S. States Curb Federal Pandemic-Related Unemployment Benefits The President’s FY 2022 Budget Request Biden Administration Labor Leadership Updates Labor Department OIG Report on … Continue Reading

US Federal Labor Viewpoints – Week of May 24, 2021

This is a weekly post spotlighting labor topics in focus by the US legislative and executive branches during the previous week. In this issue, we cover: Biden Administration Labor Leadership Updates More Republican-Led States Curb Federal Pandemic-Related Unemployment Benefits House W&M Republicans Introduced Paid Family Leave Bill Two Workplace Bills Advance Out of Committee OSHA … Continue Reading

US Federal Labor Viewpoints – Week of May 17, 2021

This is a weekly post spotlighting labor topics in focus by the US legislative and executive branches during the previous week. In this issue, we cover: Biden Administration Labor Leadership Updates More Republican States Curb Federal Pandemic-Related Unemployment Benefits Republicans Introduce Legislation to Combat Unemployment Fraud Resolution to Overturn Workplace Bias Claim Rule Advances in … Continue Reading

US Federal Labor Viewpoints – Week of May 10, 2021

This is a weekly post spotlighting labor topics in focus by the US legislative and executive branches during the previous week. In this issue, we cover: Biden Administration Labor Leadership Updates U.S. Economy Update Fourteen Republican States Curb Federal Pandemic-Related Unemployment Benefits Unemployment Insurance Fraud WIOA House Hearing Recapped Longshore/Harbor Workers COVID-19 Compensation Bill Introduced … Continue Reading

US Federal Labor Viewpoints – Week of May 3, 2021

This is a weekly post spotlighting labor topics in focus by the US legislative and executive branches during the previous week. In this issue, we cover: Biden Administration Labor Leadership Updates April Jobs Report Independent Contractor Rule Withdrawn Montana Governor Launches Return-to-Work Bonuses; South Carolina Curbs Federal, Pandemic-Related Unemployment Benefits Unemployment Insurance (UI) Overpayment Guidance … Continue Reading

US Federal Labor Viewpoints – Week of April 12, 2021

This is a weekly post spotlighting labor topics in focus by the US legislative and executive branches during the previous week. In this issue, we cover: Biden Administration Labor Leadership Updates Paycheck Fairness Act | House Approves Bill Healthy Families Act Reintroduced Unemployment Insurance Guidance Independent Contractor & Joint Employment Rules | Lawmakers Submit Comment … Continue Reading

US Federal Labor Viewpoints – Week of April 5, 2021

This is a weekly post spotlighting labor topics in focus by the US legislative and executive branches during the previous week. In this issue, we cover: March Employment Report Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Discretionary Request Released Gig-Worker Rule | Legal Challenges Public Input Solicited | Prevailing Wages for Immigrants & Non-immigrants Labor-Management Reporting Program Revitalized … Continue Reading

The American Jobs Plan Spotlights Infrastructure – Could This Mean Transformational Changes for Transportation?

In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on March 31, President Joe Biden outlined his vision to reimagine and rebuild a new economy. Focused on The American Jobs Plan as a US$2.25 trillion investment in the US that “will create millions of good jobs, rebuild our country’s infrastructure and position the US to out-compete China,” he outlined to the … Continue Reading

US Federal Labor Viewpoints – Week of March 22, 2021

This is a weekly post spotlighting labor topics in focus by the US legislative and executive branches during the previous week. In this issue, we cover: Biden Administration Labor Leadership Update Immigration/Labor-Related Bills Equal Pay, Pregnancy Protections and Health Care/Social Service Worker Protections Workforce Policies | HELP Committee Solicits Input Farmworkers | Outreach, Education, and … Continue Reading

US Federal Labor Viewpoints – Week of March 15, 2021

This is a weekly post spotlighting labor topics in focus by the US legislative and executive branches during the previous week. In this issue, we cover: Biden Administration Labor Leadership Update Recap | Deputy Secretary of Labor Nominee’s Confirmation Hearing Age Discrimination Bill Introduced Unemployment Benefits Guidance Registered Apprenticeship Programs OSHA National Emphasis Program Launched … Continue Reading

US Federal Labor Viewpoints – Week of March 8, 2021

This is a weekly post spotlighting labor topics in focus by the US legislative and executive branches. In this issue, we cover: Biden Administration Labor Leadership Update Congressional COVID-19 Relief Package Update PRO Act Update Labor Department Rescinds Two Rules | Joint Employer; Independent Contractors Coronavirus Guidance for Miners Guidance on Protecting the Federal Workforce… Continue Reading

US Federal Labor Viewpoints – Week of March 1, 2021

This is a weekly post spotlighting labor topics in focus by the US legislative and executive branches. In this issue, we cover: Biden Administration labor leadership update Congressional COVID-19 relief package update Federal minimum wage update National Labor Review Board (NLRB) update PRO Act update Gig-worker rule delayed Department of Labor enforcement news Senate HELP … Continue Reading

US Federal Labor Viewpoints – Week of February 22, 2021

This is a weekly post spotlighting labor topics in focus by the US legislative and executive branches. In this issue, we cover: Biden Administration labor leadership update Congressional COVID-19 relief package update Republican federal minimum wage proposals Joint employer status under review Department of Labor enforcement news Federal paid family/sick leave policy… Continue Reading

US Federal Labor Viewpoints – Week of February 8, 2021

This is a weekly post spotlighting labor topics in focus by the US legislative and executive branches. In this issue, we cover: Biden Administration labor leadership updates Labor rights bill Congressional COVID relief package language takes shape Federal minimum wage battle Federal Family and Medical Leave updates Worker health safety/unemployment claims Apprenticeship news Labor congressional … Continue Reading
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