August 16, 2022

US Department of Labor, US Trade Representative applaud effort that ends workers’ rights violations at Teksid Hierro auto parts plant

WASHINGTON – Representing the U.S. government, the Department of Labor and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative applauded efforts by the government of Mexico to resolve a Rapid Response Mechanism petition concerning workers’ rights at the Teksid Hierro de México automotive parts manufacturing facility in  Coahuila, Mexico.

August 16, 2022

US Department of Labor to fuel Registered Apprenticeships’ growth with ApprenticeshipUSA branding effort, public conversations

WASHINGTON – On Aug. 16, 1937, the nation took a historic step toward formalizing standards for Registered Apprenticeships, including those related to their safety and health and to prevent many forms of discrimination toward workers in training.

August 16, 2022

US Department of Labor cites Phoenix-area event facility operator for safety failures after investigation of worker’s fatal injuries

PHOENIX – A 30-year-old worker succumbed to injuries after an incident at the Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse at the Gila River Indian Community near Chandler. A federal investigation determined the fatality could have been prevented if the employer had implemented required safety measures.

August 16, 2022

US Department of Labor seeks to help state, local governments expand Competitive Integrated Employment for people with disabilities

WASHINGTON – A joint communication by nine agencies within the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and the Social Security Administration encourages state and local governments throughout the nation to blend, braid and sequence funding to maximize resources proactively and improve Competitive Integrated Employment outcomes for youth and adults with disabilities.

August 15, 2022

Deputy Secretary Su meets with Puerto Rico Governor Pierluisi, local officials to discuss workforce strategies, advance economic dialogue

WASHINGTON U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Julie Su today met with Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi and other workforce leaders and stakeholders to discuss how the department can align systems, strengthen partnerships and leverage resources to connect workers to good jobs in critical in-demand industries.

August 15, 2022

US Department of Labor cites New Jersey-based packaging manufacturer for 25 violations after investigation of Ohio worker’s 2nd-degree burns

FREMONT, OH – A federal workplace safety investigation into how a 25-year-old manufacturing worker suffered serious arm burns in February that required hospitalization, determined his Ohio employer failed to follow required federal safety standards that might have prevented the incident.

August 15, 2022

Despite 13 citations since 2015, investigations into two meat cutters’ amputation injuries find Fiesta Mart again failed to protect employees

DALLASDespite a history of violations and worker injuries dating back almost a decade, Fiesta Mart LLC – a Houston-based supermarket operator – continues to fail in its legal obligations to protect employees. Made apparent after federal inspections in February and May 2022 determined two butchers suffered amputation injuries due to unguarded machinery.  

August 15, 2022

US Department of Labor, Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office establish partnership to protect workers’ rights

ANN ARBOR, MI –The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office have signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding to establish a formal partnership to enforce workers’ rights, conduct joint investigations and outreach efforts, and share information.

August 15, 2022

Ohio nursery owner debarred from foreign labor visa program after US Department of Labor investigation finds repeated violations

PERRY, OH – An Ohio nursery owner’s history of violations, coupled with allegations that they intimidated and threatened workers, and denied them their full wages, has led the U.S. Department of Labor to assess $76,278, in penalties and to debar the Perry employer from participating in the federal agricultural visa program for three years.

August 15, 2022

Una investigación recupera $54,000 en salarios atrasados para 62 trabajadores de la salud paliativa en dos centros de Puerto Rico, a quienes les pagaron incorrectamente como voluntarios

GUAYNABO, PR – Mientras 62 empleados en dos centros de cuidados paliativos de Puerto Rico brindaban servicios esenciales para que los pacientes terminales y sus familias se sintieran cómodos, el Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos realizó una investigación y descubrió que las prácticas salariales de sus empleadores perjudicaban la capacidad de los empleados de cuidar de sí mismos y de sus familias.

August 15, 2022

Investigation recovers $54K in back wages for 62 hospice care workers at two Puerto Rico centers that incorrectly paid them as volunteers

GUAYNABO, PR – While 62 employees at two hospice care centers in Puerto Rico provided vital services to comfort terminally ill people and their families, a U.S. Department of Labor investigation has found their employer’s pay practices hurt their ability to care for themselves and their families.

August 15, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $113K in back wages, damages for 169 Florida heating, ventilation, air conditioning workers denied overtime

ORLANDO, FL – Investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor of 11 central Florida heating, ventilation and air conditioning contractors have recovered more than $113,000 in back wages and liquidated damages for 169 workers whose employers’ illegal pay practices denied them their full wages.

August 12, 2022

Tuskegee University to host US Department of Labor’s HBCU Southeast hiring summit to advance equity through HBCU faculty, students, career service professionals

Who:                                       U.S. Department of Labor

Tuskegee State University faculty, students and career services professionals

What:                                     U.S. Department of Labor, Southeast Region Hiring Initiative Summer Summits

When:                                     Aug. 17, 2022

August 12, 2022

Permian Basin Safety Day event reaffirms OSHA’s commitment to protect workers in Northwest Texas, raises awareness of ‘811 Day’

Who:           U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration

                       Damage Prevention Council of Texas Northwest

                       Mayor Adam Steen, City of Monahans

August 11, 2022

US Department of Labor, owners of Taqueria Garibaldi agree to stipulated preliminary injunction addressing employee intimidation

Date of action:                       Aug. 4, 2022

 

Type of action:                      Joint stipulation, order for preliminary injunction

 

Employer name:            Che Garibaldi doing business as Taqueria Garibaldi

                                                1841 Howe Ave.

                                                Sacramento, CA 95825

 

August 11, 2022

Baton Rouge car wash, oil change, convenience store operator cited after federal workplace safety investigation into stabbing of assistant manager

BATON ROUGE, LA – Federal safety inspectors have cited the operator of several Baton Rouge-area car wash, oil change, fueling and convenience store locations after a workplace violence investigation into the stabbing of an assistant manager on Feb. 6, 2022. The employee was treated and later released from the hospital.

August 11, 2022

Bureau of Labor Statistics offers regional updates on labor market, economic disparities, regional growth at online Data Users Conference

EVENT:         Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Mid-Atlantic Region Data Users Conference, in partnership with the Federal Reserve                                     Bank of Philadelphia

WHO:            Bureau of Labor Statistics

                              Commissioner William Beach