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OCHRS Announces Meeting Change for October

09/11/2019
OCHRS announced a change for the October chapter meeting to Tuesday, October 22, 2019. Read More

Labor Board Rejects Boeing Workers’ Micro-Bargaining Unit

09/10/2019
A proposed bargaining unit at a South Carolina Boeing plant—which was limited to only two job classifications within an aircraft production line—wasn't appropriate for a union election, according to a Sept. 9 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling. Read More

U.S. Jobs Increase by 130,000 in August

09/06/2019
U.S. employers added 130,000 jobs in August, and the unemployment rate held at 3.7 percent, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Job growth has been showing signs of slowing down, but a slowdown in employment growth doesn’t necessarily mean the labor market is weakening. Data released by ADP and Moody’s Analytics shows private-sector employment grew by 195,000 jobs in August. Read More

Job Growth Has Been Much Less Impressive Than Reported

08/29/2019
The U.S. jobs market is still expanding, but not as much as previously thought. Read More

DOL to Send Federal Overtime Rule to White House for Review

08/12/2019
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) wants to finalize the federal overtime rule as soon as possible under President Donald Trump's leadership. Read More

Parents May Take FMLA Leave for Special Education Meetings

08/09/2019
Parents can take Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) time off to attend special education meetings—called individualized education program (IEP) meetings—for children with serious health conditions, according to an Aug. 8 U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) opinion letter. Read More

Jobs Increase by 164,000 in July

08/02/2019
Job growth slowing, but still showing steady gains Read More

House Passes Fair Chance Act

07/26/2019
The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation prohibiting federal agencies and federal contractors from asking about job applicants' criminal history until after making a conditional employment offer. Read More

Facebook Close to Finalizing Changes for Job Ads

07/23/2019
Facebook recently revealed more details about planned changes to its employment advertising system that are designed to prevent discrimination Read More

Trump Picks Eugene Scalia to Fill Secretary of Labor Role

07/19/2019
President Donald Trump announced July 18 that he intends to nominate Eugene Scalia, son of the late U.S. Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, to be the next secretary of labor. Read More