Tag: Department Of Labor

5 Biggest News Stories of the Week: June 16

As the saying goes, the news never stops — but there’s a lot of it out there, and all of it doesn’t always pertain to our readers. In this weekly news roundup, we’ll cover the top news stories that matter most to our diversity focused audience. 1. Buffalo Supermarket Shooter…

Archived: Labor Secretary Nominee Withdraws from Consideration

President Donald Trump’s nominee for labor secretary, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his name from consideration one day ahead of his Senate confirmation hearing. “I am honored to have been considered by President Donald Trump to lead the Department of Labor and put America’s workers and businesses back on a path to…

Archived: Fear, Uncertainty Loom for Disabled Community Under Trump

People with disabilities are becoming increasing fearful of what life will look like under the new Trump administration, whose positions and proposed polices range from outright disregard for the disabled community to a reversion of significant advances made over recent decades. While President Donald Trump’s public mocking of a journalist’s…

Archived: Disability Providers Exempt from Harmful Labor Law

By Frank Kineavy Photo: Shutterstock Providers for people with disabilities will be exempt from a new U.S. Department of Labor mandate that would have potentially hindered their services for the people who rely on them. The new rule, effective December 1, 2016, requires employers to provide their staff overtime pay…

Archived: ODEP Promotes its Employment First Initiative

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is working to push a growing movement, Employment First, and has been publicizing the initiative in light of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) being signed. Former Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, who introduced the ADA to the senate and…