The U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL's) priority is to create jobs, said Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta at the American Bar Association's 11th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference on Nov. 9.

Under President Donald Trump's executive order on reducing regulations, Acosta said the department can focus on freeing up money and creating efficiencies to "unleash jobs."

It is important that DOL looks at rules that impact economics and government impingement on liberty, he said. Some of the rules the department is closely examining include: