Items Tagged with 'U.S. Department of Labor'


Health industry cluster addresses talent shortage

August 14, 2015
West Michigan-based health care employers have come together to create a work-based, earn-and-learn apprenticeship for medical assistants. Read More

Employee or contractor? How to avoid misclassification

Economic realities test is an important determining factor.

August 7, 2015
The misclassification of employees as independent contractors is on the rise, according to the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor. Read More

Government updates sex discrimination guidelines

New rules would address variety of barriers to equal opportunity.

February 13, 2015
Federal contractors and subcontractors are on the receiving end of updates to the U.S. Department of Labor’s sex discrimination regulations, which are under the enforcement of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, or OFCCP. Read More

Materials prices dip slightly, but still up over last year

October 24, 2014
Construction materials prices inched down 0.1 percent in September, but rose 1.6 percent compared to the same time last year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Producer Price Index released earlier this month. Read More

New rules on veterans and disabilities are in effect

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs recently enacted two new ground-breaking regulations implementing the Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act. Read More

Jobs reports encouraging for West Michigan

June 28, 2013
West Michigan has had some positive employment news this month. Read More