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Labor and Employment Law News

Posted on: Feb 22, 2018

After a tumultuous series of short funding extensions, federal labor and employment regulators have published their budget requests and justifications.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued its Strategic Plan—which is a different document than its Strategic Enforcement Plan—for the four-year period 2018–2022. It is available here. The EEOC’s budget request is available here. Bloomberg reports the request is similar to previous years, though agency employees are leaving faster than they’re being replaced. See here.

The Department of Labor’s documentation is available here. As Bloomberg notes, the Department is looking to cut its overall budget by more than $1 billion, though the Wage and Hour Division would see a $3 million bump. See here.

The National Labor Relations Board’s budget documentation is available here.

Congress will act next, either by passing a budget or, as has occurred recently, by continuing funding at existing levels. The Washington Post has a brief guide to the federal budget process. See here.

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