Where did this three-day-weekend come from anyway?
The former union leader will head the Labor Department at a time when the pandemic has left millions unemployed and raised concerns about workplace safety.
The university has agreed to give back pay to 106 female full professors, but did not admit liability in the U.S. Labor Department's investigation.
The Labor Department is expected to report the U.S. lost millions of jobs last month due to the coronavirus. Unemployment likely jumped to its highest level since the Great Depression.
December's job growth is down slightly from the three previous months, when employers added an average of 200,000 jobs. But the unemployment rate held steady at 3.5%, matching a 50-year low.
The rule would allow employers to require waitstaff and others to share their tips with kitchen staff. But labor advocates say it could allow bosses to take advantage of their workers.
A long-awaited update to federal overtime rules means about 1.3 million workers will be entitled to extra pay when they work more than 40 hours a week. But critics say it doesn't go far enough.
Signs that more people are dying on the job has workers' advocates demanding that North Carolina's labor department do more to inspect and punish companies that imperil their workers.
Wage growth — and more specifically, the lack of vigorous pay raises — continued to be an issue, with average hourly earnings nudging slightly upward to 2.9 percent.
One month after large and destructive storms disrupted the U.S. economy, job creation rebounded somewhat and the unemployment rate fell again.