DOL Newsletter

228,000 Jobs Added

The American job market continues to demonstrate strength, with 228,000 jobs added in November and a total of 1.7 million since January.

Freedom to Share Tips

A proposed rule would give workplaces the freedom to share tips among more employees.

Fall Hazards

OSHA cited a West Virginia contractor for multiple safety hazards after an employee fell 19 feet from a roof and was seriously injured.

Expanding Opportunity

Secretary Acosta discussed occupational licensing burdens at the Western Governors' Association's Winter Meeting.

National Miners Day

New head of the Mine Safety and Health Administration David Zatezalo saluted American miners on National Miners Day.

Wages Restored

Georgia gas station and check-cashing businesses paid $88,712 in back wages to 39 employees after a Department investigation.


Mining Safety

MSHA launched its annual Winter Alert campaign to raise awareness about cold weather mining hazards and safety practices.

Restaurant Wages

A Chicago restaurant will pay $339,418 in back wages and damages after a Department investigation found labor violations.

World AIDS Day

On World AIDS Day, we reaffirmed our commitment to ensuring people living with HIV/AIDS can gain skills and access work.


Apprenticeship Success

Thanks to an apprenticeship he completed decades ago, Ronald says, "I have never been without a job."