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Business groups have wish lists for more sweeping changes they'd like. But with Trump's nominee, R. Alexander Acosta, still waiting for Senate approval, the agency in charge of worker protections is in limbo and it's unclear how everything will play out.
Trump has tapped R. Alexander Acosta -- dean of the Florida International University law school -- to lead the Labor Department.
Trump has tapped R. Alexander Acosta - dean of the Florida International University law school - to lead the Labor Department.
Indeed, due to Democrat obstruction three Cabinet Secretaries, agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer remain unconfirmed. Then again, there may be some benefit in a ...
Last month, President Trump's nomination of R. Alexander Acosta to be secretary of labor was approved by a Senate committee, even though the nominee's testimony had left unclear whether he would be more interested in protecting employers' prerogatives ...
... the order gives the DOL the option of "rescinding or revising" the version of the rule the Financial Services industry and employers have been prepping for.
Trump has tapped R. Alexander Acosta - dean of the Florida International University law school - to lead the Labor Department.
Members of the Senate Health, education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted 12-11 on March 30 to support the nomination of R. Alexander Acosta to be the next secretary of Labor. Acosta told members of the HELP Committee during his March 22 ...
Members of the Senate Health, education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted 12-11 on March 30 to support the nomination of R. Alexander Acosta to be the next secretary of Labor. Acosta told members of the HELP Committee during his March 22 ...
Labor Secretary nominee R. Alexander Acosta at his confirmation hearing on March 22 (Photo: Diego Radzinschi). As the Department of Labor at press time continued to grapple with whether to delay the effective date of its fiduciary rule (the consensus ...
The U.S. Department of Labor appealed the judge's ruling, but it is unclear whether the administration of President Donald Trump will pursue the case.
A Senate committee on Thursday narrowly approved R. Alexander Acosta to be Labor secretary, moving to fill one of President Trump's few remaining vacant Cabinet posts.
R. Alexander Acosta, President Donald Trump's nominee to be Labor secretary, told the Senate Health, education, Labor & Pensions Committee on March 22 that, if confirmed, he would follow the president's Feb. 3 executive order directing Labor to review ...
R. Alexander Acosta, President Donald Trump's nominee to be Labor secretary, told the Senate Health, education, Labor & Pensions Committee on March 22 that, if confirmed, he would follow the president's Feb. 3 executive order directing Labor to review ...
The Senate Health, education Labor and Pension Committee on Thursday is expected to advance the nomination of R. Alexander Acosta, President Trump's pick to head the Labor Department. "To accommodate senators' schedules, the committee will vote ...
Labor vote: The Senate Health, education, Labor and Pensions Committee is expected to approve R. Alexander Acosta's nomination to be Labor secretary on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - President Donald Trump's pick to head the U.S. Department of Labor told federal lawmakers last week he intends to follow Trump's February order directing the department to review its controversial new fiduciary rule.
A Senate committee on Thursday narrowly approved R. Alexander Acosta to be Labor secretary, moving to fill one of President Trump's few remaining vacant Cabinet posts.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue on Thursday sought to reassure farm-state senators in both parties who are fearful about the impact of President Donald Trump's proposed deep cuts to farm programs, promising to promote ...
In a confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Wednesday, Secretary of Labor Nominee R. Alexander Acosta said if confirmed he would support President Donald Trump's directions to review the fiduciary ...
Washington - Secretary of Labor nominee R. Alexander Acosta aimed for a unifying tone during his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Health, education, Labor and Pensions Committee on March 22.
Trump and Republican congressional leaders appear to be losing the battle to gather enough support in the House of Representatives to pass their Obamacare rollback bill, watched by wary investors in financial markets.
FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2008 file photo, R. Alexander Acosta talks to reporters during a news conference in Miami. Labor Secretary nominee Acosta is facing questions Wednesday, March 22, 2017, about how, exactly, he would back up American workers when ...
FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2008 file photo, R. Alexander Acosta talks to reporters during a news conference in Miami. Labor Secretary nominee Acosta is facing questions Wednesday, March 22, 2017, about how, exactly, he would back up American workers when ...
Senators Marco Rubio of Florida, background, and Ted Cruz of Texas introduced R. Alexander Acosta, center, at his confirmation hearing for labor secretary on Wednesday.
The decision came two days before R. Alexander Acosta is scheduled for his confirmation hearing to become secretary of Labor.
CABINET. R. Alexander Acosta, Trump's second choice to head the Labor Department, goes before a Senate panel for an initial hearing on how he would lead it.
R. Alexander Acosta, Trump's second choice to head the Labor Department, tells a Senate panel he has reservations about an overtime rule put in place by the Obama administration and that its effect on the economy needed to be considered.
Highlights of the day for U. S. President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday: healthcare Trump and Republican congressional leaders appear to be losing the battle to gather enough support in the House of Representatives to pass their ...
Trump and Republican congressional leaders appear to be losing the battle to gather enough support in the House of Representatives to pass their Obamacare rollback bill, watched by wary investors in financial markets.
Senators Marco Rubio of Florida, background, and Ted Cruz of Texas introduced R. Alexander Acosta, center, at his confirmation hearing for labor secretary on Wednesday.
The decision came two days before R. Alexander Acosta is scheduled for his confirmation hearing to become secretary of Labor.
R. Alexander Acosta's hearing was originally scheduled for last week but was postponed. Acosta, a former Justice Department official, was nominated for the Labor post on Feb. 16 after the withdrawal of the president's first pick, outspoken SoCal fast ...
But it's probably safe to expect that R. Alexander Acosta, assuming he is confirmed as Secretary of Labor, is going to have a fairly downsized department to work with as preforms his duties.
Meanwhile, the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Labor Department, R. Alexander Acosta, has been delayed from March 15 to March 22, as Sen. Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Senate Health, education, Labor and ...
Meanwhile, the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Labor Department, R. Alexander Acosta, has been delayed from March 15 to March 22, as Sen. Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Senate Health, education, Labor and ...
R. Alexander Acosta, a former Justice Department official, was nominated for the Labor post on Feb. 16 after the withdrawal of the president's first pick, outspoken Southern California fast-food executive Andy Puzder.
MIAMI - In 2008, three years after R. Alexander Acosta had decamped from the Justice Department's civil rights Division for the United States Attorney's post in South Florida, the Justice Department's in-house investigator laid out a damning ...
R. Alexander Acosta was named Trump's nominee for secretary of labor on Feb. 16, 2017, a day after the president's first choice for the job, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his name from consideration.
... the order gives the DOL the option of "rescinding or revising" the version of the rule the Financial Services industry and employers have been prepping for.
... Labor Department has been slowed by the withdrawal last month of Trump's controversial initial nominee for labor secretary, Andrew Puzder, a fast-food restaurant executive.
After his withdrawal, Trump moved quickly to find a replacement and the next day nominated former Justice Department official R. Alexander Acosta as Labor secretary. His confirmation hearing is Wednesday. Puzder's confirmation hearing was delayed four ...
Industry officials anticipate a quick confirmation of R. Alexander Acosta to be the next secretary of Labor after his March 15 confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
Industry officials anticipate a quick confirmation of R. Alexander Acosta to be the next secretary of Labor after his March 15 confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
President Trump's nominee to serve as secretary of labor, R. Alexander Acosta, should pay attention to the letter as well.
FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2008 file photo, R. Alexander Acosta talks to reporters during a news conference in Miami. President Donald Trump says he's has chosen Acosta to be labor secretary.
Although Trump's controversial first nominee for labor secretary, Andrew Puzder, withdrew and his replacement R. Alexander Acosta has yet to be confirmed, efforts to scale back workplace protections are already underway. The Senate is expected to vote ...
There are just two lawyers in current cabinet positions: Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Wall Street Journal reports.
... Labor Department has been slowed by the withdrawal last month of Trump's controversial initial nominee for labor secretary, Andrew Puzder, a fast-food restaurant executive.
In November, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced fines against businesses with workers who were killed when they were pulled into a wood chipper, burned in a refinery fire and crushed in collapsing grain bins and ...


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