DOL Newsletter

A Skilled Workforce

In remarks to the Air Conditioning Contractors of America and the 2018 Community College National Legislative Summit, Secretary Acosta discussed how expanding apprenticeships can help Americans learn the skills they need for success.

Modernizing Infrastructure

"Modernizing our nation's infrastructure is essential to continuing strong economic and job growth," Acosta said in a statement regarding the release of President Trump’s infrastructure proposal.

Retirement Recovered

Department investigations in Chicago and Atlanta are helping 42 retirement plans recover nearly $16 million after losses from fraudulent loans.

Safety Settlement

After receiving 62 safety and health citations, a New York paperboard company has agreed to address hazards and pay $175,000 in penalties.

Wages Restored

A restaurant chain with 14 locations in Alabama, Georgia, and Virginia will pay $135,844 to resolve overtime and recordkeeping violations.

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Elder Care Overtime

A Florida retirement community company will pay $181,663 in back wages after it failed to pay required overtime during and after Hurricane Irma.

Theft Sentence

A former Connecticut resident was sentenced to 10 months of imprisonment for diverting benefit checks into her own bank accounts.

Safety Violations

OSHA has cited an Alabama manufacturer for serious safety violations, including fire, explosion, laceration, and struck-by hazards.

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Economic Security

With new skills, a new career, and economic security, Josie says, "My confidence level is higher than it has ever been."

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