Department of Labor
6.6 Million Americans File Unemployment Claims
An estimated one-in-ten Americans are out of work as fears of a deep recession loom.
DOL Updates Overtime Rules
An estimated 1.3 million employees could become eligible for overtime pay under the rule.
Gig Workers Are Not Employees: DOL
The Department of Labor's opinion came in a letter to a virtual marketplace company that operates in the "sharing" economy.
DOL Proposes Expanding Overtime
The proposal would make more than 1 million workers eligible for benefits.
Jobs Report Tops Analysts’ Estimates
The labor market showed renewed strength in June, with nonfarm payrolls rising by 222,000 jobs.
Wholesale Prices Flatten in May
Energy costs, especially the price of wholesale gasoline, dragged down the producer price index in May.
Court Blocks Obama’s Expansion of Overtime
The Labor Department exceeded its authority in raising the minimum salary level for overtime eligibility, a Texas judge rules.
More Workers Doing Their Jobs Remotely
Nearly a quarter of U.S. workers did some or all of their work from home last year, the Labor Department says.
Good Advice for Plan Sponsors: Monitor Advisers
DoL's new "conflict of interest rule" for plan advisers may be good news for sponsors of small 401(k) plans, but will it drive up fees?
Consumer Prices Rise for Third Straight Month
Core consumer prices increased 0.4% in May, pushed up by high rents for primary residences, said the Labor Department.
New Overtime Pay Rules: How to Adjust
Employers have some decisions to make to comply with the new DoL regulation that raises the salary threshold for overtime pay.