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U.S. Department of Labor
November 20, 2020
Secretary Scalia in Tennessee
In Tennessee today, Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia visited the Volkswagen Academy in Chattanooga, where he met with workers and employers and discussed how the Pledge to America’s Workers is creating career opportunities for America’s workers.
Protecting Seasonal Worker Safety and Pay
The Department reminded employers of their responsibility to protect worker safety and pay during the holiday season.
$3.1 Million in Coronavirus Citations
OSHA has cited 29 establishments for coronavirus-related violations between Nov. 6 and Nov. 13. In total, 232 establishments have received citations totaling $3,148,452.
COVID-19 UPDATES AND RESOURCES
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
The sixth annual National Apprenticeship Week involved more than 830 events and a record 170 proclamations, demonstrating nationwide enthusiasm for apprenticeship.
Generator Safety Alert
A new OSHA alert provides tips to keep workers safe while using portable generators.
A Los Angeles chiropractor must serve three months of probation and 14 months of home detention, and make $479,352 in restitution for defrauding a maritime union welfare plan.
Electric Motor-Driven Equipment
A proposed rule would adopt national and international voluntary consensus standards for electric motor-driven mine equipment and accessories.
A U.S. Postal Service contractor in Southern California has paid $116,513 in back wages to resolve wage violations.
Rolls-Royce North America has agreed to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination by providing $135,000 in back wages and interest to 26 female applicants and job offers to four.
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has reached an agreement with DXC Technology Co. to resolve allegations of compensation discrimination.
STAT OF THE WEEK
Jobs Increased in 45 States
Payroll employment increased in 45 states in October according to data released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE HIGHLIGHT
COVID-19 and Paid Leave
Find guidance on coronavirus-related paid leave at dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic.