Tuesday, December 27, 2011

DOL Developments

Kenneth Shiotani (National Disability Rights Network) sends us word of two Department of Labor developments:

  • The DOL is publishing its draft Environmental Justice Strategy in response to the Memorandum of Understanding with the Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice (EJ IWG) signed in August 2011. President Obama has renewed agencies’ environmental justice planning by reinvigorating Executive Order 12898 (EO 12898), which tasked Cabinet-level Federal agencies with making environmental justice part of their mission. The agencies were directed to identify and address, as appropriate, the disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects of their programs, policies, and activities on minority and low-income populations.

    The Department views Environmental Justice from a workplace training, health and safety perspective. The Department is developing an Environmental Justice Strategy that is in line with the mission of the Department and Secretary Solis’ vision for the future: good jobs for everyone. The vision of good jobs for everyone includes ensuring that workplaces are safe and healthy; helping workers who are in low-wage jobs or out of the labor market find a path into middle-class jobs; and helping middle-class families remain in the middle-class.



Beltway Developments, Wage & Hour | Permalink

TrackBack URL for this entry:


Listed below are links to weblogs that reference DOL Developments:


This plan just began, so it is too soon to tell just how much details the DOL will be unveiling to plaintiffs' legal professionals. However, businesses should be incredibly thorough with how they answer DOL charges

Posted by: Hr Questionnaire | Dec 27, 2011 8:59:14 PM

This could be off-topic, but if you're anywhere in or near LA, there are a lot of fundraising events for the benefit of the less fortunate where you can participate in. Donate your clothes and shoes like what Greenopolis.com did and be rewarded for your actions. http://youtu.be/jk1mH9JvRr0

Posted by: alex | Dec 31, 2011 3:46:27 AM

Post a comment