With record-breaking temperatures continuing nationwide, the Labor Department has issued its first-ever hazard alert for heat and plans to step up enforcement in agriculture and construction, which are considered high-risk industries.
EPA Administrator Michael Regan faces the House Agriculture Committee this week, and the GOP-controlled House takes a largely symbolic vote to overturn President Joe Biden’s veto of a measure that would scrap the administration’s “waters of the U.S.” rule.
A Labor Department administrative law judge is allowing a farm labor contractor to stay in the H-2A program after finding that he did not fire U.S workers because of their race, but because they refused to work in rainy conditions.
EPA Administrator Michael Regan is going to take his turn before the House Ag Committee, where he’s certain to face a broad range of questions, from “waters of the U.S.” to biofuel policy and pesticide regulation.
A federal judge has declined to set aside the Biden administration’s H-2A rule issued last year, rejecting a request for a preliminary injunction sought by the National Council of Agricultural Employers.
The Labor Department on Thursday issued new regulations for employing H-2A workers that tighten standards for housing and meals while clarifying that agricultural associations can be held liable for rules violations by individual farmers.