Wage and Hour Division 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E7-17891
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 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) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. 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 Employment Standards Administration is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Worker InformationTerms and Conditions of Employment (WH-516 English and WH-516 Espanol). A copy of the information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Family and Medical Leave Act Regulations: A Report on the Department of Labor's Request for Information
Document Number: 07-3102
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-28
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division
The Department of Labor's Employment Standards Administration/ Wage and Hour Division undertook a review of the Family and Medical Leave Act (``FMLA'' or the ``Act'') and its regulations, and published a Request for Information (``RFI'') in the Federal Register on December 1, 2006 (71 FR 69504). The RFI asked the public to assist the Department by furnishing information about their experiences with the Act and comments on the effectiveness of the FMLA regulations. More than 15,000 comments were submitted in response to the RFI. The following report summarizes comments the Department received from its RFI.
Special Industry Committee for All Industries in American Samoa; Cancellation
Document Number: E7-11520
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-13
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
Special Industry Committee for All Industries in American Samoa; Appointment; Convention; Hearing
Document Number: E7-9425
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-15
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
Child Labor Regulations, Orders and Statements of Interpretation
Document Number: E7-7053
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-17
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department or DOL) is proposing to revise the child labor regulations in order to implement an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act's child labor provisions, contained in the Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2004 (Pub. L. 108-199), which authorizes under specified conditions the employment of certain youth between the ages of 14 and 18 years inside and outside of places of business that use machinery to process wood products. The Department is proposing to revise Child Labor Regulation No. 3, subpart C of 29 CFR part 570, which governs the employment of 14- and 15-year-olds in nonagricultural occupations by revising the lists of occupations and industries in which such youth may and may not be employed. The Department is also proposing to clarify, but not change, the standards addressing the permitted periods and conditions under which such youth may be employed and to create a limited exemption from those standards for certain academically motivated youth enrolled in work-study programs. The Department is also proposing to revise several of the nonagricultural Hazardous Occupations Orders (HOs) to implement specific recommendations made by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in its 2002 report entitled National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommendations to the U.S. Department of Labor for Changes to Hazardous Orders. The HOs affected by this proposal concern occupations involved with logging and sawmilling; meat processing; and the operation of power-driven hoisting equipment, bakery equipment, compacting and baling equipment, and certain cutting, shearing, and guillotining equipment. In addition, the Department is proposing to provide clarity by incorporating into the regulations three long-standing enforcement positions regarding the cleaning of power-driven meat processing equipment, the operation of certain power-driven pizza-dough rollers, and the definition of high-lift trucks. The Department is also proposing to expand the HO that prohibits youth from operating power- driven circular saws, band saws, and guillotine shears to include prohibitions concerning the operation of power-driven chain saws, wood chippers, and reciprocating saws. Finally, the Department proposes to revise subpart G of the child labor regulations, which is entitled General Statements of Interpretation of the Child Labor Provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as Amended. The proposal would incorporate into this subpart all the regulatory changes made since this subpart was last revised in 1971.
Child Labor Regulations, Orders and Statements of Interpretation
Document Number: E7-7052
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-17
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department or DOL) is considering proposing revisions to the child labor regulations issued pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 CFR part 570, which set forth the criteria for the permissible employment of minors under 18 years of age. In particular, subpart E of these regulations is under review. Subpart E identifies occupations deemed particularly hazardous for or detrimental to the health or well-being of employees under 18 years of age. This advance notice of proposed rulemaking seeks the views of the public on the need for changes to these regulations.
Request for Information on the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 07-353
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-26
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division
This notice extends the period for comments to be submitted on the request for information (``RFI'') published on December 1, 2006 (71 FR 69504) related to the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (the ``FMLA'' or the ``Act''). That request for information invites the public to provide information to the Department of Labor (``Department'') to assist in its consideration and review of the Department's administration of the Act and the implementing regulations. The Department has received inquiries regarding the possibility of extending the comment period, particularly since the RFI was published in December and part of the comment period fell over the holidays. The comment period, which was to expire on February 2, 2007, is hereby extended 14 days to February 16, 2007 at 5 p.m. (EST).