News Releases

Friday, April 29, 2016

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration has reached a settlement agreement with a subsidiary of Invesco Ltd., an Atlanta-based investment management firm.

Invesco Trust Company agreed to pay a total of $10.27 million to settle the department's claims that they violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Date of Action: April 4, 2016

Name(s) of Defendant(s): Scott Louis Slocum; Dalton Mechanical SIMPLE IRA Plan

Allegations: Based on an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration, the Secretary of Labor obtained a default judgment based on the following:

Thursday, April 28, 2016

In the week ending April 23, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 257,000, an increase of 9,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 247,000 to 248,000. The 4-week moving average was 256,000, a decrease of 4,750 from the previous week's revised average. This is the lowest level for this average since December 8, 1973 when it was 252,250. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 260,500 to 260,750.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today issued the following statement on Workers’ Memorial Day:

“Every day, millions of Americans leave their homes and report to jobs that provide for their families, strengthen our communities and grow our economy. Too many of them – on average, 13 workers a day – don’t make it back at the end of their shift. On Workers’ Memorial Day, we honor our fallen workers, and we renew our commitment to unwavering vigilance on workplace safety.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

SALINA, Kan. – As they investigated unsafe working conditions at a Salina battery manufacturer, federal investigators initiated a second safety inspection after the company reported an unguarded machine partially amputated a 32-year-old worker’s left middle finger.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – As the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration prepares for its annual National Safety Stand Down To Prevent Falls in Construction from May 2-6, agency officials in Philadelphia have only to look east to Cinnaminson, New Jersey, to find a serious reminder of why the event is so important – and necessary.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

MASSILLON, Ohio – Federal inspectors conducting a monitoring inspection found workers still exposed to falls and machine hazards at a Massillon steel mill operated by Republic Steel, despite the company’s promise to address safety hazards at its U.S. steel manufacturing sites.

The company is one of the nation’s leading suppliers for steel used for axles, drive-train assemblies, suspension and other critical vehicle components, as well as industrial equipment. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Employer name: Jay Management Inc.

Inspection site: 1060 Stuyvesant Ave., Irvington, New Jersey

Citations issued: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued one willful citation under the Occupational Safety and Health Act’s general duty clause to Jay Management Inc. on April 25, 2016.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today awarded $112 million to 50 state and territorial workforce agencies, including those in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia, to operate reemployment services and eligibility assessments programs for those receiving unemployment insurance benefits. Estimates based on the budgets in the past 10 years show that the program has reduced individual use of UI services by approximately one-and-a-half weeks, saving on average $3 for every dollar spent in costs.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

SAVANNAH, Ga. – A 17-year-old worker, who died when a car fell off a hydraulic lift and crushed him in November 2015,  was operating hazardous equipment in violation of federal law at a Savannah motor vehicle shipping facility, the U.S. Department of Labor has determined.