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March 22, 2019

April 10 Webinar: Developing Apprenticeship Opportunities in Federal and State Prisons

Date: Wednesday, April 10 / Time: 2-3 p.m. EDT

Reentry begins the first day of incarceration. Practices and programs for inmates can be implemented to prepare a path for success upon returning to their communities.

Learn during an April 10 webinar how to engage employers and design apprenticeship programs for inmates prior to their release from prison. Explore lessons learned from successful pre-release apprenticeship programs and professionals in the field of apprenticeship.

Presenters:

  • Julie Kitchell, education specialist, Central Office Education Branch, Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Joseph Jenkins, team leader, Office of Apprenticeship, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Joan M. Dolan, director of apprenticeship & strategic partnerships, Maine Department of Labor Moderator:
  • Alexander Green, workforce analyst, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

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Release Date

March 22, 2019

Civil Rights Act, ADA, GINA: EEOC Publishes Final Rule for Adjustment for Inflation the Civil Monetary Penalties

Date: Wednesday, April 10 / Time: 2-3 p.m. EDT

In accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, which further amended the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's final rule published on March 21 adjusts for inflation the civil monetary penalty for violation of the notice-posting requirements in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act.

This final rule is effective April 22, 2019.

Release Date

March 22, 2019

BLS Publishes Sixty-Day PRA Notice for the Multiple Worksite Report and the Report of Federal Employment and Wages

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is seeking Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for an extension of the Multiple Worksite Report and the Report of Federal Employment and Wages.

The BLS has taken steps to help reduce employer reporting burden by developing a standardized format for employers to use to send these data to the States in an electronic medium.

The BLS established an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Collection Center to improve and expedite the MWR collection process. Employers who complete the MWR for multi-location businesses can submit employment and wages information on any electronic medium directly to the data collection center, rather than separately to each State agency. The data collection center then distributes the appropriate data to the respective States. In addition, the BLS developed a web-based system, MWRweb, to collect these data from small to medium-size businesses. The BLS continues to see much greater utilization of this reporting option.

The March 21 sixty-day PRA notice with instructions for obtaining the collection and submitting comments can be found here.

Comments are due by May 20.

Updated: March 22, 2019