The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) of 1959 (also known as the Landrum Griffin Act) deals with the relationship between a union and its members. It protects union funds and promotes union democracy by requiring labor organizations to file annual financial reports, by requiring union officials, employers, and labor consultants to file reports regarding […]
Most laws with labor provisions regulating the transportation industry are administered by agencies outside the Department of Labor. However, longshoring and maritime industry safety and health standards are issued and enforced by OSHA. The Longshoring and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), requires employers to assure that workers’ compensation is funded and available to eligible employees. […]
Veterans and other eligible persons have special employment rights with the federal government. They are provided preference in initial hiring and protection in reductions in force. Claims of violation of these rights are investigated by the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS).
Recipients of government contracts, grants or financial aid are subject to wage, hour, benefits, and safety and health standards under: The Davis-Bacon Act, which requires payment of prevailing wages and benefits to employees of contractors engaged in federal government construction projects; The McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act, which sets wage rates and other labor standards for […]