Labor law (1 - 10 of 16 items)
Occupational Safety and Health: Violations of Safety and Health Regulations by Federal Contractors
HEHS-96-157: Published: Aug 23, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined federal contractors' compliance with federal occupational safety and health regulations.GAO found that: (1) federal contracts are awarded to employers violating the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA); (2) in fiscal year (FY) 1994, 261 federal contractors received penalties of at least $15,000 for violating OSHA regulations; (3) 5 percent of...
Worker Protection: Federal Contractors and Violations of Labor Law
HEHS-96-8: Published: Oct 24, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the extent to which federal contractors violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), focusing on: (1) the characteristics associated with these NLRA violators; and (2) ways to improve federal contractors' compliance with NLRA.GAO found that: (1) in 1993, six firms held 90 percent of the federal contracts awarded to NLRA violators...
Child Labor: Information on Federal Enforcement Efforts
HRD-92-127FS: Published: Jun 15, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO answered questions on the proposed Child Labor Amendments of 1992 (S. 600), which would strengthen the enforcement of child labor standards through additional penalties and the use of work permits.GAO noted that: (1) the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) does not have a formal policy to publicize the names of child labor law violators in th...
Child Labor: Work Permit and Death and Injury Reporting Systems in Selected States
HRD-92-44FS: Published: Mar 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared how state certification procedures for child labor differ from the federally-mandated child labor work permit system that would be established under the Child Labor Amendments of 1992, focusing on: (1) how state work permit systems in three states differ from the type of system that the proposed legislation would require; and (2) changes those stat...
The Department of Labor's Enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act
HRD-85-77: Published: Sep 30, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on: (1) actions taken by Congress and the Department of Labor in response to recommendations in a previous GAO report on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); and (2) the cumulative effect of staff reductions and changes in resource utilization among Labor's FLSA compliance officers.GAO found that: (1) Labor reasonably focuses on obtaining civil rem...
[Questions Concerning the Appeals Process Available to GAO Employees]
B-167710: Published: Aug 22, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO presented specific responses to questions concerning a bill that proposes to extend the Merit Systems Protection Board appeal rights to employees in the extended service, including GAO employees. GAO believes that its employees should be excluded from the provisions of the bill since the General Accounting Office Personnel Act created a Personnel Appeals...
[Comments on Proposed OPM Amendment to Application of FLSA Exemption Criteria]
B-211629: Published: May 27, 1983. Publicly Released: May 27, 1983.
Comments were presented on a proposed amendment to Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations pertaining to the application of the exemption criteria of the Fair Labor Standards Act to Federal employees. GAO found that the proposed regulations do not contain a proposed effective date. GAO has held that, although OPM may change its exemption instructions, new exemption determinations are pros...
Congress Should Consider Repeal of the Service Contract Act
HRD-83-4: Published: Jan 31, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1983.
GAO reported on the problems and impacts of the Service Contract Act of 1965, as amended, and the Department of Labor's administration and enforcement of its implementing regulations and procedures.GAO found that Labor has been unable to administer the Service Contract Act efficiently and effectively because: (1) inherent problems exist in its administration; (2) wage rates and fringe benefits set...
Longshoremen's and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act Needs Amending
HRD-82-25: Published: Apr 1, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 1982.
GAO evaluated the effect of the 1972 amendments to the Longshoremen's and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act and reviewed the Department of Labor's administration of the Act.Concern has been expressed over the unclear jurisdiction and increased benefits which resulted from the Act's 1972 amendments. Compensation insurance is costly, and coverage is sometimes difficult to obtain. The compensation ben...
Service Contract Act
114344: Feb 12, 1981
The Department of Labor notified the General Services Administration (GSA) that the maintenance and repair service specifications of all contracts for the purchase or rental of supplies or equipment were subject to the Service Contract Act. Several major automatic data processing (ADP) manufacturers have publicly announced their refusal to bid on or enter into any Government contract subject to th...