Thursday, February 11, 2016

In the week ending February 6, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 269,000, a decrease of 16,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 285,000. The 4-week moving average was 281,250, a decrease of 3,500 from the previous week's unrevised average of 284,750.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Employer name: Case Farms Processing Inc.

Inspection site: 1818 County Road 160, Winesburg, Ohio

Citations issued: Feb. 9, 2016

Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Columbus area office cited Case Farms Processing for two repeat and one other-than-serious safety violations.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Date of action:  January 29, 2016

Type of action:  Consent Judgment and Order

Name of defendants: Draeger Construction Inc., Draeger Construction LLC, Draeger Construction Inc. Health and Welfare Plan, and Jeffrey Draeger, an individual

Thursday, February 11, 2016

HORTONVILLE, Wis. – A Wisconsin industrial cleaning contractor failed to pay workers for all their time spent loading trucks and driving to job sites, resulting in violations of the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, Mid Valley Industrial Services Inc.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

WASHINGTON – The Bureau of International Labor Affairs' new mobile application, “Sweat & Toil: Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking Around the World,” is now available to download for devices using the Android operation system from Google Play.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

SALINA, Kan. – A leading supplier of frozen specialty foods is facing more than $172,000 in fines after two workers at its Salina facility suffered amputations in separate incidents and a third suffered lacerations and burns.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Employer name: Elan Chemical Company Inc., 268 Doremus Ave., Newark, New Jersey

Citations issued: On Feb. 4, 2016, The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations for 17 serious safety and health violations.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Employer name: Warren Railcar Services Inc., 51 Railcar St., Warren, Pennsylvania

Citations issued: On Feb. 8, 2016, The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations for 25 serious, and one other-than-serious safety and health violations.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Employers: HSC Hilo LLC, doing business as Hawaiian Style Café Hilo; and Bajcka LLC, doing business as Hawaiian Style Café Waimea

Sites: 681 Manono St #101, Hilo, HI; and 65-1290 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, HI   

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

WASHINGTONU.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today released the president’s 2017 budget for the Department of Labor, which supports the president’s plan to train workers for the jobs of the future and bolster the economic and retirement security of working families.