States that voted for Hillary Clinton in last week's presidential election reported stronger job growth in the previous year than states that supported Donald Trump, according to data released by the Labor Department on Friday.
A pair of national construction-industry groups are slamming the final guidelines that have been attached to federal rules meant to keep more contractors in compliance with labor laws, arguing the result will be “unfair and arbitrary punishment.”
States have until Aug. 1 to apply for $15.6 million worth of grants the U.S. Department of Labor plans to distribute to help more disabled adults and young people take part in education and training programs.
Company executives won’t have to worry about a new federal rule requiring them to disclose the identities of lawyers and other experts they might turn to for advice on resisting union organization — at least for the time being.
New guidelines issued to enforce federal rules over labor violations have some contractors seething, but the Obama administration says the implementation is necessary to ensure safe and fair practices at construction job sites.