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U.S. Department of Labor
May 12, 2022
Connecting with nurses
Secretary Walsh and other department leaders met with nurses from around the nation on May 6. They discussed their experiences with patients during the pandemic, healthcare industry staffing challenges and the importance of quality jobs in retaining and recruiting workers.
We continue to highlight the importance of mental health at work and to share resources and practices to support workers with mental health conditions.
Workplace rights partnerships
The department renewed partnerships with the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to strengthen collaboration with their U.S. embassies and consulates, and to provide information about workplace and employment laws which their citizens encounter while working in the U.S.
Grants to connect women with apprenticeships and nontraditional occupations
We’re making $3.4 million available for up to nine grants to attract and keep women in Registered Apprenticeship Programs and industries where they are underrepresented such as manufacturing, infrastructure, cybersecurity and healthcare.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
$1.9M for child labor
A federal judge has upheld an assessment of $1,964,450 in penalties against Paragon Contractors Corp. and its owner, the latest action in long-standing litigation prompted by their history of child labor violations.
Register to join our May 18 webinar exploring workplace equity for pregnant and nursing mothers.
A California merchandise maker for performers including the Rolling Stones, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga must pay $269,914 to 76 workers denied overtime wages.
We recovered $624,017 for 92 restaurant workers after finding their employer forced them to participate in an illegal tip pool.
OSHA cited an oil company after three workers suffered severe injuries in a North Dakota well explosion.
WORKING FOR YOU
Enabling Education for Former Child Workers
As a teenager in Jordan, Yousef dropped out of school to help support his family. A Department of Labor grant-funded program enabled him to finish his education and prepare for an adult career as a chef. Read his story and others from people whose lives have benefited from our grants.