Department of Labor

Mulvaney Is Right to Call for More Money for OMB

Expanding a White House office could help shrink the whole federal government.

The Future of Occupational Licensing Reform

There has been a massive expansion in the analysis and reform of occupational licensing—a trend to be viewed with dismay.

Department of Labor Establishes Mandatory Paid Sick Leave

Agency finalizes rule requiring paid sick leave for federal contractors.

The Regional Reality of Federal Regulation

Penn Law students learn about adjudication and regional enforcement of regulations.

Defining Overtime Responsibility

The Department of Labor issued guidance defining “joint employers.”

Ensuring a Fair Day’s Pay

A new Philadelphia ordinance allows the city to take steps to stop wage theft.

Finding a Schedule that Works for Hourly Employees

New York bill would regulate the way some employers manage work schedules.

New Regulation Could Actually Reduce Access to Investment Advice

Study highlights the potential value of professional investment advice—and the cost of curbing access to it.

Regulatory Agenda Offers Glimpse Into Obama Adminstration Priorities

Agenda details some of the Administration’s high priority rules for 2016.

Can Regulatory Clarity Increase Retirement Savings?

Federal auditor says that more detailed regulation may expand participation in certain retirement programs.

Uber, Lyft, and the Employment Battle

Class-action lawsuits filed against ridesharing companies over alleged misclassification of worker’s employment status.

Regulating Labor Day Parades

Local regulations help ensure that holiday celebrations go off without a hitch.