DOL Newsletter

Tax Cuts Roundtable

Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta joined President Trump in Florida for a roundtable with Hispanic small business leaders who discussed how the President's tax cuts are helping them grow their businesses, increase wages, and hire more workers.

Combating The Opioid Crisis

Secretary Acosta visited the National Safety Council's "Prescribed to Death" Opioid Memorial near the White House on Wednesday. The Department recently announced grants to help individuals impacted by the opioid crisis return to the workforce.

Workforce Development Grants

The Department announced $62 million in grants to provide employment assistance and workforce development services to Native Americans.

Visa Enforcement

A Michigan concrete contractor will pay $73,647 in back wages after the Department found it misclassified employees, possibly displacing American workers.

Fall Safety

OSHA cited an Ohio roofing contractor for repeatedly exposing employees to falls and other safety hazards, and proposed more than $138,000 in penalties.

Auto Repair Wages

The Department recovered $306,000 in back wages and damages for 21 employees of a Long Island auto repair shop, resolving overtime and recordkeeping violations.

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Longshore Claims

Our Office of Workers' Compensation Programs has adopted a new rule to foster accurate and prompt benefit payments in longshore claims.

Overtime Wages

A federal judge has ordered a West Virginia construction company to pay $132,818 in back wages and damages to resolve overtime violations.

Safety Enforcement

A New Jersey plastics manufacturer faces more than $435,000 in penalties for exposing employees to safety and health hazards.

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DOL Working For You

A Fresh Start

From convict to journeyman sheet metal fabricator, Steven Shewry's story shows how hard work plus the opportunity to gain in-demand job skills can set Americans of all backgrounds on the path to a sustainable career.

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