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Promoting & Protecting Opportunity
The Department of Labor is proud to have played a central role in our nation's recovery by making targeted investments in the American workforce, and addressing wage and safety violations that undermine shared prosperity.
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Special education teacher Bonnie Grant was entitled to job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. So when she was terminated without warning, she was devastated.
Since OSHA began requiring employers to report severe injuries in 2015, we have recorded thousands of work-related amputations − on average more than seven a day .
ODEP Policy Adviser (and former comedian) Andy Arias shares his unconventional journey to becoming a disability and policy professional.
Meet Iris, one of hundreds of low-wage workers in Southeast Texas’ hotel industry whose hard work doesn’t always equal fair pay. After our investigation, she's receiving back wages and liquidated damages.
Business and government both have responsibilities in combating human trafficking.
Ensuring safe and healthy workplaces is a top priority of the Labor Department. It’s also a smart career path: jobs in this area typically pay well and are projected to grow.
When businesses take the high road, workers win a fair wage, family-friendly benefits, and a workplace culture built on a foundation of mutual respect.
In honor of National Mentoring Month this January, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Jennifer Sheehy shares the importance of mentors in her life following a 1994 spinal cord injury.
Air Force veteran Bethany Stafford was ready for a new career. But she needed a little help translating her skills and preparing for the civilian job market.