Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements; Records To Be Kept by Employers-Fair Labor Standards Act, 16886-16887 [2019-08073]

Download as PDF jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 16886 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 78 / Tuesday, April 23, 2019 / Notices for reinstatement to an ALJ position based on prior experience as an ALJ at the AL–3 level or above. Licensure and authorization to practice law under the laws of a state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any territorial court established under the laws of the United States. An ‘‘active’’ bar status and/or membership in ‘‘good standing’’ for at least 10 years total in at least one jurisdiction in which the applicant is admitted. Judicial status is acceptable in lieu of ‘‘active’’ status in States that prohibit sitting judges from maintaining ‘‘active’’ status to practice law. Being in ‘‘good standing’’ is acceptable in lieu of ‘‘active’’ status in jurisdictions where the licensing authority considers ‘‘good standing’’ as having a current license to practice law. 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[FR Doc. 2019–08092 Filed 4–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–20–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Wage and Hour Division Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements; Records To Be Kept by Employers— Fair Labor Standards Act Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Wage and Hour Division is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to extend Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collection: Records to be kept by Employers—Fair Labor Standards Act. A copy of the proposed information request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this Notice. Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section below on or before June 24, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235– 0018, by either one of the following methods: Email: WHDPRAComments@ dol.gov; Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–3502, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one method. All submissions received must include the agency name and Control Number identified above for this information collection. Because we continue to experience delays in receiving mail in the Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to transmit their comments electronically via email or to submit them by mail early. Comments, including any personal information provided, become a matter of public record. They will also be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information collection request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Waterman, Compliance Specialist, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–3502, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–0406 (this is not a toll-free number). Copies of this notice may be obtained in alternative formats (Large Print, Braille, Audio Tape, or Disc), upon request, by calling (202) 693–0023 (not a toll-free number). TTY/TTD callers may dial toll-free (877) 889–5627 to obtain information or request materials in alternative formats. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor administers the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. 201, et seq.,which sets the Federal minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards of most general application. See 29 U.S.C. 206; 207; 211; 212. FLSA requirements apply to employers of employees engaged in interstate commerce or in the production of goods for interstate commerce and of employees in certain enterprises, including employees of a public agency; however, the FLSA contains exemptions that apply to employees in certain types of employment. See 29 U.S.C. 213, et al. FLSA section 11(c) requires all employers covered by the FLSA to make, keep, and preserve records of employees and of wages, hours, and other conditions and practices of employment. See 29 U.S.C. 211(c). A FLSA covered employer must maintain the records for such period of time and make such reports as prescribed by regulations issued by the Secretary of Labor. Id. The DOL has promulgated regulations 29 CFR part 516 to establish the basic FLSA recordkeeping requirements. The DOL has also issued specific sections of E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 78 / Tuesday, April 23, 2019 / Notices regulations 29 CFR parts 10, 505, 519, 520, 525, 530, 547, 548, 549, 551, 552, 553, 570, 575, and 794 to supplement the part 516 requirements and to provide for the creation and maintenance of records relating to various FLSA exemptions and special provisions. The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) uses this information to determine whether covered employers have complied with various FLSA requirements. Employers use the records to document FLSA compliance, including showing qualification for various FLSA exemptions. The WHD seeks approval to extend this information collection related to various FLSA recordkeeping requirements. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES II. Review Focus The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. III. Current Actions The Department of Labor seeks an approval for the extension of this information collection that requires employers to make, maintain, and preserve records in accordance with statutory and regulatory requirements. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: DOL—Wage and Hour Division. Title: Records to be kept by Employers—Fair Labor Standards Act. OMB Control Number: 1235–0018. Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments; and Private Sector businesses or other for-profit, Not-forprofit institutions, Farms. Agency Numbers: Form WH–14, Form WH–5. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,780,294. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Apr 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 45,518,189. Estimated Annual Total Burden Hours: 1,048,482. Estimated Time per Response: various. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Costs (oper.ation/ maintenance): $0. Dated: April 17, 2019. Robert M. 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ADDRESSES: Legal Services Corporation—Office of Compliance and Enforcement, 3333 K Street NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20007–3522. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan Lacchini, Office of Compliance and Enforcement at lacchinim@lsc.gov or (202) 295–1506 or visit the LSC website at http://www.lsc.gov/grantsgrantee-resources/grantee-guidance/ how-apply-subgrant. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under 45 CFR part 1627, LSC must publish, on an annual basis, ‘‘notice of the requirements concerning the format and contents of the application annually in the Federal Register and on LSC’s website.’’ 45 CFR 1627.4(b). This Notice and the publication of the Subgrant Application Forms on LSC’s website satisfy § 1627.4(b)’s notice requirement for the Basic Field Grant program. Only SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16887 current or prospective recipients of LSC Basic Field Grants may apply for approval of a subgrant. Applications for approval to make subgrants of calendar year 2020 Basic Field Grant funds will be available the week of April 22, 2019. Applications must be submitted through LSC Grants at https://lscgrants.lsc.gov. Applicants must submit their applications by 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on the due date identified below. Applicants must submit applications for approval to make subgrants in conjunction with their applications for 2020 Basic Field Grant funding. 45 CFR 1627.4(b)(1). The deadlines for application submissions are as follows: • June 3, 2019 for applicants that have not had an LSC Program Quality Visit (PQV) since January 1, 2017 and for applicants who are not current LSC recipients; • June 10, 2019 for applicants that have had a PQV since January 1, 2017, have received a final PQV report by April 30, 2019, and are the only applicant for the service area; • August 5, 2019 for applicants that have had a PQV since January 1, 2017, have received a final PQV report during the period May 1, 2019 through July 1, 2019, and are the only applicant for the service area. The deadlines for the submission of final and signed subgrant agreements are as follows: • October 15, 2019 for applicants required to submit applications by June 3 and 10, 2019. • November 1, 2019 for applicants required to submit applications by August 5, 2019. Applicants may also find these deadlines on LSC’s website at http:// www.lsc.gov/grants-grantee-resources/ our-grant-programs/basic-field-grant/ basic-field-grant-key-dates. Applicants may access the application under the ‘‘Subgrants’’ heading on their LSC Grants home page. Applicants may initiate an application by selecting ‘‘Initiate Subgrant Application.’’ Applicants must then provide the information requested in the LSC Grants data fields, located in the Subrecipient Profile, Subgrant Summary, and Subrecipient Budget screens, and upload the following documents: • A draft Subgrant Agreement (with the required terms provided in Subgrant Agreement Template); and • Subgrant Inquiry Form B (for new subgrants) or C (for renewal subgrants). Applicants seeking to subgrant to an organization that is not a current LSC grantee must also upload: • The subrecipient’s accounting manual (or letter indicating that the E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 78 (Tuesday, April 23, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16886-16887]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-08073]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Wage and Hour Division


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection 
Requirements; Records To Be Kept by Employers--Fair Labor Standards Act

AGENCY: Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing 
collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA95). This program helps to ensure that requested data 
can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and 
financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly 
understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents 
can be properly assessed. Currently, the Wage and Hour Division is 
soliciting comments concerning its proposal to extend Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collection: 
Records to be kept by Employers--Fair Labor Standards Act. A copy of 
the proposed information request can be obtained by contacting the 
office listed below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this Notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
ADDRESSES section below on or before June 24, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235-
0018, by either one of the following methods: Email: 
[email protected]; Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: Division of 
Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour, U.S. 
Department of Labor, Room S-3502, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20210.
    Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one 
method. All submissions received must include the agency name and 
Control Number identified above for this information collection. 
Because we continue to experience delays in receiving mail in the 
Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to transmit 
their comments electronically via email or to submit them by mail 
early. Comments, including any personal information provided, become a 
matter of public record. They will also be summarized and/or included 
in the request for OMB approval of the information collection request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Waterman, Compliance 
Specialist, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, 
Wage and Hour, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-3502, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-0406 (this is not 
a toll-free number). Copies of this notice may be obtained in 
alternative formats (Large Print, Braille, Audio Tape, or Disc), upon 
request, by calling (202) 693-0023 (not a toll-free number). TTY/TTD 
callers may dial toll-free (877) 889-5627 to obtain information or 
request materials in alternative formats.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor administers 
the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. 201, et seq.,which sets 
the Federal minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth 
employment standards of most general application. See 29 U.S.C. 206; 
207; 211; 212. FLSA requirements apply to employers of employees 
engaged in interstate commerce or in the production of goods for 
interstate commerce and of employees in certain enterprises, including 
employees of a public agency; however, the FLSA contains exemptions 
that apply to employees in certain types of employment. See 29 U.S.C. 
213, et al.
    FLSA section 11(c) requires all employers covered by the FLSA to 
make, keep, and preserve records of employees and of wages, hours, and 
other conditions and practices of employment. See 29 U.S.C. 211(c). A 
FLSA covered employer must maintain the records for such period of time 
and make such reports as prescribed by regulations issued by the 
Secretary of Labor. Id.
    The DOL has promulgated regulations 29 CFR part 516 to establish 
the basic FLSA recordkeeping requirements. The DOL has also issued 
specific sections of

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regulations 29 CFR parts 10, 505, 519, 520, 525, 530, 547, 548, 549, 
551, 552, 553, 570, 575, and 794 to supplement the part 516 
requirements and to provide for the creation and maintenance of records 
relating to various FLSA exemptions and special provisions.
    The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) uses this information to determine 
whether covered employers have complied with various FLSA requirements. 
Employers use the records to document FLSA compliance, including 
showing qualification for various FLSA exemptions.
    The WHD seeks approval to extend this information collection 
related to various FLSA recordkeeping requirements.

II. Review Focus

    The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments 
which:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submissions of responses.

III. Current Actions

    The Department of Labor seeks an approval for the extension of this 
information collection that requires employers to make, maintain, and 
preserve records in accordance with statutory and regulatory 
requirements.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: DOL--Wage and Hour Division.
    Title: Records to be kept by Employers--Fair Labor Standards Act.
    OMB Control Number: 1235-0018.
    Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments; and Private 
Sector businesses or other for-profit, Not-for-profit institutions, 
Farms.
    Agency Numbers: Form WH-14, Form WH-5.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,780,294.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 45,518,189.
    Estimated Annual Total Burden Hours: 1,048,482.
    Estimated Time per Response: various.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Costs (oper.ation/maintenance): $0.

    Dated: April 17, 2019.
Robert M. Waterman,
Division of Regulations, Legislation and Interpretation.
[FR Doc. 2019-08073 Filed 4-22-19; 8:45 am]
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