February 20, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $131K for 110 employees denied overtime, misclassified as independent contractors by Hawaii security services company

Employer:      Prior Vision LLC

                             590 Farrington Highway, Suite 524-445

 Kapolei, HI 96707

February 20, 2024

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. recupera $159K en salarios atrasados para trabajadores negados sus propinas por el empleador

Nombre del empleador:        Izumi Sushi & Hibachi All You Can Eat LLC

Sitio de investigación:           2844 Thousand Oaks Drive

                                                           San Antonio, TX 78232 

February 20, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $159K in back wages for restaurant workers after employer takes their tips

Employer name:          Izumi Sushi & Hibachi All You Can Eat LLC 

Investigation site:      2844 Thousand Oaks Drive

                                              San Antonio, TX 78232 

February 20, 2024

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. recupera más de $1 millón en salarios atrasados para 859 trabajadores de atención médica domiciliaria empleados por dos empresas de Texas

MCALLEN, TX – La recuperación por parte del Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. de más de $1 millón en salarios mínimos y remuneración por horas extras adeudados a 859 trabajadores de atención médica domiciliaria empleados por dos compañías de Texas muestra que las prácticas salariales inadecuadas en la industria siguen siendo un problema sistémico en Texas y en todo el país.

February 20, 2024

US Department of Labor investigations recover more than $1M in back wages for 859 home healthcare workers employed by two Texas companies

MCALLEN, TX – The U.S. Department of Labor’s recovery of more than $1 million in minimum and overtime wages owed to 859 home healthcare workers employed by two Texas companies show that improper pay practices in the industry remain a systemic problem in Texas and across the nation.

February 20, 2024

New Jersey steel fabrication company fined $348K after federal safety inspectors find employees exposed to workplace hazards

MILLVILLE, NJ – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a steel fabrication business after finding the company willfully exposed workers to safety and health hazards at its Millville shop.

February 20, 2024

US Department of Labor announces $20M in available funding to deliver information technology skills, training, job services to young people

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of $20 million in funding to provide information technology training and related employment services to Job Corps students. 

February 16, 2024

US Department of Labor, Office of the US Trade Representative seek review of alleged denial of labor rights at RV Fresh guacamole facility in Michoacan, Mexico

WASHINGTON – The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s Interagency Labor Committee for Monitoring and Enforcement today requested the government of Mexico review an allegation that workers’ rights are being denied at the RV Fresh guacamole manufacturing facility in Michoacán, Mexico. The Secretary of Labor and U.S. Trade Representative co-chair the Interagency Labor Committee.

The request for review follows a Jan. 17, 2024 petition filed by the MP Union and its union confederation, the Confederación Central Nacional.

February 15, 2024

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending February 10, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 212,000, a decrease of 8,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 218,000 to 220,000. The 4-week moving average was 218,500, an increase of 5,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 212,250 to 212,750. 

February 14, 2024

US Department of Labor releases updated Equity Action Plan, part of Biden-Harris administration commitment to advance equity, economic justice

WASHINGTON – As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s whole-of-government equity agenda, the U.S. Department of Labor today released its updated Equity Action Plan to support the administration’s advancement of racial equity through executive orders and other federal mechanisms. 

February 13, 2024

Building futures: US Department of Labor promotes safety to newest generation of construction workers in Southeast’s largest student career event

ATLANTAExperts from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration will welcome thousands of students – from Georgia’s middle, high and tech schools – to the 2024 Construction Ready Career Expo in Atlanta. The event highlights the importance of on-the-job safety to the industry’s next generation of workers.

February 13, 2024

US Labor Department cites 2 employers after 39-year-old worker suffers fatal injuries at Fort Lauderdale work site

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – A federal investigation into the death of a 39-year-old maintenance employee found that the two contractors responsible for the job site could have prevented the incident by communicating and following safety rules designed to prevent the unexpected startup of machinery.

February 13, 2024

Departamento de Trabajo recupera $170,000 tras descubrir que empresa de construcción de Bakersfield negó pago de horas extra a 74 empleados

Empleador:    Universal Welding and Construction Inc.

                              12558 Snow Road

                              Bakersfield, CA 93314                                                                                                     

February 13, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $170K in wages, damages after investigation finds Bakersfield construction company denied 74 employees overtime pay

Employer:      Universal Welding and Construction Inc.

                        12558 Snow Road

February 13, 2024

US Department of Labor announces Employee Benefits Security Administration recovered over $1.4B for workers, families, benefit plans

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration today published an overview of its enforcement activities in fiscal year 2023 in a new fact sheet. 

February 12, 2024

New Jersey contractor’s ongoing disregard for safety laws leads to $1M penalty after federal inspection finds workers exposed to falls

PATERSON, NJ – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a New Jersey contractor for again exposing workers to fall hazards, this time while working at a construction site in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.

February 12, 2024

Illinois construction contractor faces $264K in proposed fines for again failing to protect employees from deadly fall hazards

NAPERVILLE, IL – An Illinois construction contractor – with a history of ignoring federal safety regulations – has again been found exposing workers to deadly fall hazards on a jobsite in Naperville.  

Inspectors with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration observed employees of United Custom Homes LLC of Oswego, Illinois, working without protective equipment at heights up to 20 feet on a residential home under construction on Aug. 23, 2023. 

February 9, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $151K in back wages, damages for 64 guards at Northville, Michigan, security company

Employer:      Koda Group Inc.

                        200 North Center St.

                        Northville, MI

Actions:          Fair Labor Standards Act consent judgment

Court:             U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan              

February 9, 2024

US Department of Labor again cites Green Bay cleaning products manufacturer after worker suffers amputation, fines company $194K

GREEN BAY, WI – A federal investigation into how a Tufco LP employee’s fingertip was amputated in August 2023 determined that the Green Bay household cleaning products manufacturer violated federal regulations for the control of hazardous energy during service and maintenance tasks and failed to report the amputation injury, as required 

February 9, 2024

GE Aerospace resolves alleged gender-based hiring discrimination, pays $443K in back wages to affected job applicants after compliance review

BOSTON  The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has entered into a conciliation agreement with GE Aerospace to resolve alleged hiring discrimination affecting females who applied for work with the manufacturer at its Rutland, Vermont, facility.