Friday, August 29, 2014

Campus Sex Assault Draws Scrutiny

Few issues affecting higher education have captured as much national attention this year as sexual assaults on college campuses.

When Congress reconvenes after its August recess, a bipartisan group of lawmakers will continue their push to pass legislation aimed at..... 

Read more here https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/08/28/federal-scrutiny-campus-sexual-assaults-spills-states 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Default Trap

Article
Inside Higher Ed
Paul Fain
July, 2015

WASHINGTON - Advocates for community college are pressing federal lawmakers to make adjustments college are pressing federal law make they say it is "blunt tool' that could unfairly penalize colleges where only a small portion of students default on their federal loans.

Full Story: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/07/30/looming-default-rates-could-penalize-community-colleges-where-few-students-borrow

Miss. workers affected by the closure of Harrah's Casino Tunica to receive assistance from US Labor Department

ETA News Release
Jason Kuruvilla or Egan Reich
202-693-6587 x4960
Kuruvilla.Jason@dol.gov or Reich.Egan@dol.gov
July 30, 2014

WASHINTON - The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $2.5 million grant to assist about 650 individuals would were laid off because of the closure of Harrah's Casino Tencic resort, located in Tunica, Mississippi.

Full Story: http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/ETA20141406.htm

Funding for $10M youth-focused project to combat exploitative child labor in Ethiopia available from the US Labor Department

ILAB News Release
Egan Reich
202-693-4960
Reich.Egan@dol.gov
July 29, 2014

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs today announced a $10 million competitive solicitation for a project to address exploitative child labor in Ethiopia.

Full Story: http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/ilab/ILAB20141380.htm

MSHA publishes proposed rule on civil penalty assessments

MSHA News Release
Amy Louviere
202-693-9423
Louviere.Amy@dol.gov
July 29, 2014

Proposal simplifies process, improves consistency with emphasis on more serious conditions

ARLINGTON, Va. - The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration announced today it will publish a proposed rule that would amend its existing civil penalty regulations by simplifying the criteria for assessing health and safety violations and increasing emphasis on more serious safety and health conditions, thus providing improved safety and health for miners. The proposed rule will be published in the Federal Register on July 31. 

Full Story: http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/msha/MSHA20141404.htm

US Labor Department's MSHA releases mid-year mine fatality update

MSHA News Release
Amy Louviere
202-693-9423
Louviere.Amy@dol.gov
July 28, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va. - The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today released a mid-year summary of mining death across the country. During the first half of 2014, 22 miners were killed in accidents in the mining industry. The toll represents an increase in the mid-year fatality count and reverses a decline in fatal accidents seen in recent years.

Full Story: http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/msha/MSHA20141400.htm

Cardiac Science Corporation to Pay $50,000 To Settle EEOC Retaliation Suit

Press Release
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
July 29, 2014

Employee Who Filed Bias Claim Was Refused Severance Pay, Other Employees Blocked From Filing Charges, Federal Agency Charged

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Cardiac Science Corporation, an international manufacturer of diagnostic and therapeutic cardiology products based in Waukesha, Wis., will pay $50,000 and furnish other relief under a consent decree entered by a federal court in a retaliation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. 

Full Story: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/7-29-14.cfm