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Office of Workers' Compensation Programs; Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E9-18446
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-03
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
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) [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 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collection: Claim for Medical Reimbursement (Form OWCP-915). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E9-17993
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-29
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
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) [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 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E9-14688
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-23
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
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) [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 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collection: Uniform Billing Form (OWCP-04). A copy of the proposed information collection request
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E9-14666
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-23
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
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) [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 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collection: Provider Enrollment Form (OWCP- 1168). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E9-13594
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-10
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
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) [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 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collection: Secretary of Labor's Opportunity Award, Exemplary Voluntary Effort (EVE) Award, and Exemplary Public Interest Contribution (EPIC) Award. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting
Temporary Employment of H-2A Aliens in the United States
Document Number: E9-12436
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-29
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration
The Department of Labor (DOL or the Department) is suspending the H-2A Final Rule published on December 18, 2008 and in effect as of January 17, 2009. That Final Rule amended the regulations governing the certification for temporary employment of nonimmigrant workers in agricultural occupations on a temporary or seasonal basis, and the enforcement of contractual obligations applicable to employers of such nonimmigrant workers. To ensure continued functioning of the H-2A program, the Department is republishing and reinstating the regulations in place on January 16, 2009 for a period of 9 months, after which the Department will either have engaged in further rulemaking or lift the suspension.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E9-8504
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-15
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), 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) [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 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collection: Application for Certificate to Employ Homeworkers (WH-46); Piece Rate Measurements; and Homeworker Handbook (WH-75). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E9-7416
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-02
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
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) [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 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collection: Authorization for Release of Medical Information (CM-936). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E9-7415
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-02
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
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) [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 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collection: Overpayment Recovery Questionnaire (OWCP-20). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed
Withdrawal of Interpretation of the Fair Labor Standards Act Concerning Relocation Expenses Incurred by H-2A and H-2B Workers
Document Number: E9-6623
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-26
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration
The Department of Labor (DOL or the Department) withdraws for further consideration an interpretation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) published on December 18 and 19, 2008. The interpretation, which was published at 73 FR 77148-52 (H-2A program) and 73 FR 78039-41 (H-2B program), articulated an opinion that the FLSA and its implementing regulations do not require employers to reimburse workers under the H- 2A and H-2B nonimmigrant visa programs, respectively, for relocation expenses even when such costs result in the workers being paid less than the minimum wage. This interpretation is hereby withdrawn for further consideration by the Department and may not be relied upon as a statement of agency policy.
Temporary Employment of H-2A Aliens in the United States
Document Number: E9-5562
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-03-17
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration
The Department of Labor (DOL or the Department) proposes to suspend for 9 months the H-2A regulations published on December 18, 2008, which became effective on January 17, 2009, that amended the rules governing the certification for temporary employment of nonimmigrant workers in agricultural occupations on a temporary or seasonal basis, and the enforcement of contractual obligations applicable to employers of such nonimmigrant workers. A suspension would provide the Department with an opportunity to review and reconsider the new requirements in light of issues that have arisen since the publication of the H-2A Final Rule, while minimizing the disruption to the Department, State Workforce Agencies (SWAs), employers, and workers. To avoid the regulatory vacuum that would result from a suspension, the Department proposes to reinstate on an interim basis the rules that were in place on January 16, 2009, the day before the revised rules became effective, by reprinting those previous regulations.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E9-5368
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-12
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), 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) [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: Health Insurance Claim Form (OWCP-1500). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E9-3434
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-18
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
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) [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 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collection: Notice of Termination, Suspension, Reduction or Increase in Benefit Payments (CM- 908). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E9-3432
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-18
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), 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) [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: Regulations Governing the Administration of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (ESA-100, LS-200, LS- 201, LS-203, LS-204, LS-262, LS-267, LS-271, LS-274, LS-513). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E9-2702
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-10
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), 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) [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 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collection: Wage Statement (WH-501 (English) and WH-501S (Spanish)). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E9-2701
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-10
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
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) [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 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collection: Rehabilitation Maintenance Certificate (OWCP-17). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice.
Labor Organization Annual Financial Reports
Document Number: E9-2223
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-03
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
Consistent with the memorandum of January 20, 2009, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory Review'' and the memorandum of January 21, 2009, from the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), entitled ``Implementation of Memorandum Concerning Regulatory Review,'' this document seeks public comment on a proposal to delay for 60 days the effective date of the final rule, Labor Organization Annual Financial Reports, published in the Federal Register on January 21, 2009. The rule revised Form LM-2 and established a procedure whereby the Department may revoke, when warranted, the authorization to file the simplified report Form LM-3. This document proposes to extend the effective date until April 21, 2009. The Department seeks comments on whether or not it should delay the effective date of the final rule in order to provide an opportunity for further review and consideration of the questions of law and policy raised by it. For that reason, the Department also seeks comments generally on the rule, including comments on the merits of rescinding or retaining the rule.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E9-1391
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-23
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), 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) [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: Application for a Farm Labor Contractor or Farm Labor Contractor Employee Certificate of Registration, Form WH-530. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Labor Organization Annual Financial Reports
Document Number: E9-503
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-21
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's Employment Standards Administration (``ESA'') Office of Labor-Management Standards (``OLMS'') publishes this Final Rule to make several revisions to the current Form LM-2 (used by the largest labor organizations to file their annual financial reports) that will provide additional information on Schedules 3, 4, 11 and 12, clarify reporting under certain functional categories and add itemization schedules corresponding to categories of receipts, and establish a procedure and standards by which the Secretary of Labor may revoke a particular labor organization's privilege to file a simplified annual report, Form LM-3, where appropriate, after investigation, due notice, and opportunity for a hearing. The changes are made pursuant to section 208 of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (``LMRDA''), 29 U.S.C. 438. The final rule will apply prospectively.
Protecting the Privacy of Workers: Labor Standards Provisions Applicable to Contracts Covering Federally Financed and Assisted Construction, Effectiveness of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E9-675
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-16
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) information collection requirements contained in recently revised final regulations published by the Department of Labor in the Federal Register on December 19, 2008. The PRA requires this notice to set forth the effectiveness of information collection requirements contained in a final rule.
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, Effectiveness of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E9-674
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-16
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
On December 14, 2008, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) the Department of Labor's information collection request for requirements regarding Family and Medical Leave Act regulations, as published in the Federal Register on November 17, 2008. The PRA requires this notice to set forth the effectiveness of information collection requirements contained in a final rule.
Proposed Extension to the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E8-30525
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
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) [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: Statement of Recovery Forms (CA/EN-1108, SOL/EN-1108, and CA/EN-1122). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E8-30524
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
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) [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 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collection: Request for Earnings Information (LS-426). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice.
Protecting the Privacy of Workers: Labor Standards Provisions Applicable to Contracts Covering Federally Financed and Assisted Construction
Document Number: E8-29886
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-19
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
In this final rule, the Department of Labor (Department or DOL) revises regulations issued pursuant to the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts and the Copeland Anti-Kickback Act to better protect the personal privacy of laborers and mechanics employed on covered construction contracts.
Temporary Agricultural Employment of H-2A Aliens in the United States; Modernizing the Labor Certification Process and Enforcement
Document Number: E8-29309
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration
The Department of Labor (DOL or Department) is amending its regulations regarding the certification for the temporary employment of nonimmigrant workers in agricultural occupations on a temporary or seasonal basis, and the enforcement of the contractual obligations applicable to employers of such nonimmigrant workers. This final rule re-engineers the process by which employers obtain a temporary labor certification from the Department for use in petitioning the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to employ a nonimmigrant worker in H-2A (agricultural temporary worker) status. The final rule utilizes an attestation-based application process based on pre-filing recruitment and eliminates duplicative H-2A activities currently performed by State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) and the Department. The rule also provides enhanced enforcement, including more rigorous penalties, to complement the modernized certification process and to appropriately protect workers.
Announcement of Public Briefings on Using the New H-2A Temporary Agricultural Labor Certification Program
Document Number: E8-28847
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Employment Standards Administration
The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) in the Department of Labor's Employment & Training Administration (ETA) has been re-engineering several of its programs, including the H-2A foreign agricultural worker labor certification program. The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Employment Standards Administration (ESA) has been amending contractual obligations applicable to employers of workers subject to Section 218 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The Department published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to redesign the H-2A agricultural labor certification program on February 13, 2008. The Department is currently reviewing public comments on this proposed rule and intends to publish final regulations before the end of the calendar year. In addition, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published an NPRM to amend its H-2A regulations and intends to publish a final rule before the end of the calendar year as well. Pursuant to the Department of Labor final rule, changes to information collection and regulatory requirements will affect the application forms. The H-2A program will no longer use the Form ETA 750 (OMB control number 1205-0015). Instead the program will utilize the new Form ETA 9142 (OMB control number 1205-0466). The new regulations also federalize the prevailing wage determination process in the H-2A program. ETA and ESA are issuing this notice to announce that they will offer at least two public briefings to educate stakeholders, program users, and other interested members of the public on using the re- engineered program and new form. Representatives from DHS will also be joining the Department of Labor at the briefing sessions. As currently planned, the two briefings will take place in late 2008 in Atlanta and Denver. This notice provides the public with locations, dates, and registration information regarding the briefings. However, these briefings are subject to change and/or cancellation without further notice in the Federal Register. In the event of a change participants who have registered will be notified.
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993
Document Number: E8-26577
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-17
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
This document provides the text of final regulations implementing the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (``FMLA''), the law that provides eligible employees who work for covered employers the right to take job-protected, unpaid leave for absences due to the birth of the employee's son or daughter and to care for the newborn child; because of the placement of a son or daughter with the employee for adoption or foster care; in order to care for a son, daughter, spouse, or parent with a serious health condition; or because of the employee's own serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the functions of his or her job. The final regulations also address new military family leave entitlements included in amendments to the FMLA enacted as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2008, which provide additional job-protected leave rights to eligible employees of covered employers who provide care for covered servicemembers with a serious injury or illness and because of qualifying exigencies arising out of the fact that a covered military member is on active duty or has been notified of an impending call or order to active duty in support of a contingency operation.
Protecting the Privacy of Workers: Labor Standards Provisions Applicable to Contracts Covering Federally Financed and Assisted Construction
Document Number: E8-24762
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration
In this proposed rule, the Department of Labor (Department or DOL) proposes to revise regulations issued pursuant to the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts and the Copeland Anti-Kickback Act to better protect the personal privacy of laborers and mechanics employed on covered construction contracts.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E8-24413
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
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) [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: Request to be Selected as Payee (CM-910). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this notice.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E8-23639
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Department of Labor, Standards Administration, Employment Standards Administration
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) [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 the proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Employment of Apprentices, Messengers and Learners (Including Student-Learners and Student-Workers), Forms WH-205 and WH-209. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E8-22936
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
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) [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 the proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Certified Payrolls Under The Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (WH-347). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E8-22935
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
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) [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 the proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Partial Overtime Exemption for Remedial Education (29 U.S.C. 207(q) and 29 CFR 516.34). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Updating Regulations Issued Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
Document Number: E8-19475
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-22
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
This document extends the period for filing written comments for an additional 15 days on proposed revisions to regulations issued under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) and the Portal-to- Portal Act of 1947 (Portal Act) that have become out of date because of subsequent legislation or court decisions. The Department of Labor is taking this action in order to provide interested parties additional time to submit comments.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E8-18022
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
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) [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: Notice of Final Payment or Suspension of Compensation Benefits (LS-208). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E8-18021
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
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) [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 the proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Work Experience and Career Exploration (WECEP) Regulations, 29 CFR 570.35a. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Updating Regulations Issued Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
Document Number: E8-16631
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-28
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
In this proposed rule, the Department of Labor (Department or DOL) proposes to revise regulations issued pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) and the Portal-to-Portal Act of 1947 (Portal Act) that have become out of date because of subsequent legislation or court decisions. These proposed revisions will conform the regulations to FLSA amendments passed in 1974, 1977, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2007, and Portal Act amendments passed in 1996.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E8-15725
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-10
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
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) [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 the proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Regulations 29 CFR Part 547, Requirements of a ``Bona Fide Thrift or Savings Plan'' and Regulations 29 CFR Part 549, Requirements of a ``Bona Fide Profit-Sharing Plan or Trust''. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E8-14979
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-02
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
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) [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: Notice of Controversion of Right to Compensation (LS-207). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information collection Requirements
Document Number: E8-14978
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-02
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
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) [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 the proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Application for Federal Certificate of Age Regulations 29 CFR Part 570, Subpart B (WH-14). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice.
Office of Labor-Management Standards; Labor Organization Annual Financial Reports
Document Number: E8-13837
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-19
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
This document extends the period for comments on the proposed rule published on May 12, 2008 (73 FR 27346). The proposed rule would make several revisions to the current Form LM-2, which is used by the largest labor organizations to file their annual financial reports under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, as amended, and would establish a procedure and standards by which the Secretary of Labor may revoke a particular labor organization's privilege to file a simplified annual report, Form LM-3, for a limited time where appropriate, after investigation, due notice and opportunity for a hearing. The comment period, which was to expire on June 26, 2008, is extended to July 11, 2008.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E8-13555
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-17
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
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) [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: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements, Construction. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Proposed Extension of the Approval Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E8-12336
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-04
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
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) [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: Certificate of Medical Necessity (CM-893). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice.
Proposed Revision of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E8-12335
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-04
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
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) [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: Agreement and Undertaking (OWCP-1). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E8-12334
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-04
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
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) [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: Payment of Compensation Without Award (LS-206). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice.
Proposed Revision of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E8-11911
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-29
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
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) [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 the proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection issued OMB Control Number 1215-0032 (Application for Authority to Employ Full-Time Students at Subminimum Wages in Retail/Service Establishments or Agriculture) and to combine it with the information collection controlled under number 1215-0080 (Application for Authority for an Institution of Higher Education to Employ Its Full-Time Students at Subminimum Wages Under Regulations 29 CFR Part 519). The title of the revised information collection will be: Applications to Employ Full-time Students at Subminimum Wages in Retail or Service Establishments, Agriculture, and Institutions of Higher Education (WH-200, WH-201, WH-202). A copy of the revised information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E8-9915
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-06
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
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 the proposed collection: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements, Supply and Service. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E8-9309
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-29
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
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) [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: Miner's Claim for Benefits Under the Black Lung Benefits Act (CM-911), and Employment History (CM-911a). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E8-9308
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-29
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), 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) [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 the proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Employee Polygraph Protection Act Regulations 29 CFR part 801. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E8-8114
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-16
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
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) [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 following information collection: FECA Medical Report Forms (CA-16, CA- 17, CA-20, CA-1087, CA-1090, CA-1303, CA-1305, CA-1331, CA-1332, QCM Letters, OWCP-5a, OWCP-5b, and OWCP-5c) and Claim for Compensation (CA- 7). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E8-6963
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-04
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
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) [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 for the following reports: Representative Payee Report (CM-623), Representative Payee Report, Short Form (CM-623S), and Physician's/Medical Officer's Statement (CM-787). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.