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Dec. 4, 2009
Contact: Gloria Della Jennifer Kaplan
Phone: 202-693-8666 202-693-5052


Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis to roll out US Department of Labor's
regulatory agenda with video remarks and live Web chat on Dec. 7
Online chats with department's individual agency heads to follow Dec. 7, 8 and 9

WASHINGTON ¿ On Monday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. EST, the U.S. Department of Labor will make available at video remarks by Secretary Hilda L. Solis outlining the department's regulatory agenda. From 2 to 3 p.m. EST at the same Web location, the secretary will host a live Web chat ¿ open to the public and members of the press ¿ to discuss the contents of the agenda. Questions may be submitted in advance of the chat following the video presentation.

The Department of Labor's full regulatory agenda, scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on the morning of Dec. 7, will focus on improving the lives of working Americans and leveling the playing field for businesses that play by the rules.

Secretary Solis' Web chat will be followed on Dec. 7, 8 and 9 (at the same Web address) by chats hosted by the heads of these Labor Department agencies: the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Office of Labor-Management Standards, the Wage and Hour Division, the Employment and Training Administration, the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and the Employee Benefits Security Administration. A schedule will be posted at the site.

This event is open to news media and stakeholders.

  WHO: Secretary Hilda L. Solis
  WHAT: U.S. Department of Labor's regulatory agenda rollout
  WHEN: Video remarks: Dec. 7 ¿ 10 a.m. EST
Live Web chat: Dec. 7 ¿ 2 to 3 p.m. EST

Beginning on Monday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. EST, reporters may submit questions (include outlet and affiliation) for the secretary's Web chat via e-mail to

The public may also submit questions via e-mail beginning at 10 a.m. to


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