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  • Labor Secretary Thomas Perez Testimony on Employee Retirement Savings Rule Changes
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    Retirement Adviser Regulations

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Subcommittee on Education and Workforce Safety. He addressed questions on a proposed rule…

  • Hearing on Black Lung Medical Claims
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    Black Lung Medical Claims

    From former West Virginia coal miner Robert Bailey was among the witnesses at a hearing on the health and financial challenges faced by coal miners affected with black lung disease.

  • Senators Study Payroll Fraud by Employers
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    Payroll Fraud

    Witnesses testified on the employer practice of classifying employees as contract workers to avoid paying insurance, taxes, and overtime. They focused on the impact on worker protections,…

  • BP Worker Safety
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    BP Worker Safety

    Steve Flynn testified about steps BP had taken to improve working conditions since the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 workers. He also answered questions about BP’s…