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U.S. Department of Labor
February 2, 2023
The Family and Medical Leave Act: 30 years of helping America’s working families
We’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act on Feb. 6 at our Washington, D.C., headquarters. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh will join advocates, officials and others to recognize the impact of this landmark legislation.
HIRE Vets Medallion Award applications are open
We’re accepting applications for the 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award, which recognizes employers that meet standards for excellence in the recruitment, hiring and retention of America’s military veterans.
More safety citations for Amazon
OSHA has issued citations at three more Amazon warehouses in Colorado, Idaho and New York, after investigators found unsafe conditions and ergonomic hazards.
Expanding opportunities for workers with disabilities
We’ve selected 10 states and the District of Columbia to participate as “core states” in a national effort to expand employment opportunities and outcomes for people with disabilities.
More safety hazard fines for Dollar General
Dollar General has amassed more than $15 million in OSHA fines since 2017. This week they received an additional $387,000 in fines following safety failures in three inspections in Florida and Alabama.
Live event: How Black businesses are building good jobs
Join Secretary Walsh and Black business owners for a live-streamed conversation on the role of Black-owned businesses in building good jobs.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Stopping bad actors
New OSHA enforcement guidance aims to save lives and change the profit-over-safety behaviors of employers who violate certain workplace safety and health requirements.
Dollar Tree cited again
OSHA fined an Ohio Dollar Tree store $294,657 for endangering workers as the company’s history of safety violations continues.
More than 14.3 million workers belong to unions. Read Secretary Walsh’s blog on new data showing rising interest in worker organization.
$3.6M to correct wage theft
A Nevada paint and specialty coatings contractor who underpaid and intimidated workers must pay $3.6 million to 593 employees in four states.
Trench fatality fallout
Facing manslaughter charges in a 2021 trench collapse fatality, a Colorado contractor who willfully ignored the law has surrendered to the police. OSHA has placed the company in its Severe Violator Enforcement Program.
Labor rights review
In response to allegations that a Mexican manufacturing facility continues to deny workers’ rights, we joined the U.S. Trade Representative in requesting another review of the facility.
Hot tip: Don’t steal
We've recovered $300,000 for 492 workers at a Kentucky coffee shop after finding the employer diverted workers' tips to managers.
Enhancing job quality
Our workforce system can be a valuable partner in developing good jobs – and our new guidance can help.
Preparing for Retirement
As we move into 2023, consider learning more about financial planning for your future and preparing for retirement as goals for the coming year.
WORKING FOR YOU
A Recipe for Success
A department-funded leadership and occupational-training program helped Gomol gain the skills he needed to pursue his dream of becoming a professional chef.
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