DOL Newsletter


Skills & Jobs in Louisiana

In New Orleans, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta visited a nonprofit cafe that helps at-risk youth develop in-demand job skills. Earlier, while addressing the National Council of Field Labor Locals Leadership Conference, he discussed how the Department’s regional staff help ensure that all Americans have access to safe, good, family-sustaining jobs.



Secretary Acosta joined President Trump and Vice President Pence in honoring America’s fallen law enforcement officers at the 37th annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service this week.

OSHA Deputy Assistant Secretary Loren Sweatt and Deputy Secretary Patrick Pizzella

OSHA Leads Stand Down For Safety

Deputy Assistant Secretary Loren Sweatt provides a wrap up of OSHA’s “National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction,” which she kicked off with Deputy Secretary Patrick Pizzella.


Retirement Restitution

The former owner of North Carolina’s House of Lights will restore $1.6 million to the company’s profit-sharing plan, after a Department investigation.


Trench Collapse

OSHA cited a contractor and staffing agency for multiple violations after a temporary employee was fatally injured in a trench collapse at an Alabama work site.


Pay Discrimination

The Department recovered nearly $3 million in back wages to resolve alleged pay discrimination at four Dell EMC locations in California and North Carolina.



Fatal Hazards

Following a fatal fire in November 2017, OSHA cited a New York cosmetics manufacturer for 11 safety and health violations.


Retirement Theft

Tennessee eye care company and former fund trustees will restore more than $971,000 to the company’s profit-sharing plan.


Wages Recovered

An Alabama framing contractorwill pay $110,641 in back wages, damages, and penalties for overtime and recordkeeping violations.

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A Fresh Start

An apprenticeship gave Yana the tools she needed to transition into a new career in the tech industry.