December 2, 2022

OSHA, Hispanic Contractors Association de Tejas renew safety alliance

Participants:      U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational

                                   Safety and Health Administration

                                   Hispanic Contractors Association de Tejas

December 2, 2022

US Department of Labor issues Pattern of Violations notice to Morton Salt Inc., Weeks Island Mine and Mill in Louisiana, citing safety concerns

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that its Mine Safety and Health Administration has notified the operator of the Morton Salt Inc.’s Weeks Island Mine and Mill in New Iberia, Louisiana, of the existence of a pattern of violations of mandatory health or safety standards under section 104(e) of the federal Mine Safety and Health Act.

December 2, 2022

Statement by US Secretary of Labor Walsh on November Jobs Report

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement on the November 2022 Employment Situation Report:

December 1, 2022

READOUT: Deputy Undersecretary Lee visits Colombia, engages with new Petro administration leaders on labor compliance under trade agreement

WASHINGTON – Deputy Undersecretary of Labor for International Affairs Thea Lee visited Colombia from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 to promote workers’ rights and protections, and to meet with Colombia’s labor and trade officials in the new Gustavo Petro administration and discuss progress on labor commitments under the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement.

December 1, 2022

Department of Labor cites Dollar Tree again for endangering workers, continuing company’s lengthy history of workplace safety violations

MATTESON, IL With holiday shopping nearing its peak, federal workplace safety inspectors have again found Dollar Tree Stores Inc. – one of the nation’s largest discount retailers – exposing workers in Matteson to the risks of unsafely stored and stacked boxes of merchandise and blocked electrical panels.  

December 1, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending November 26, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 225,000, a decrease of 16,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 240,000 to 241,000. The 4-week moving average was 228,750, an increase of 1,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 226,750 to 227,000.

November 30, 2022

US Department of Labor extends deadline for West Virginia highway construction projects’ prevailing wage surveys to Dec. 18

CHARLESTON, WV – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division today announced an extension of the deadline for submitting prevailing wage survey by West Virginia’s highway construction industry employers to Dec. 18, 2022.

November 30, 2022

US Department of Labor obtains court judgment ordering Pennsylvania restaurant, owner to pay 68 employees $193K in back wages, damages

AVONDALE, PA – A federal court has approved a consent judgment ordering a Southeast Pennsylvania restaurant to pay a total of $193,817 to 68 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found the employer denied all of the wages owed them by law.

November 30, 2022

Middlefield contractor faces more than $414K in fines for repeatedly failing to protect roofing employees from exposure to deadly fall hazards

MIDDLEFIELD, OH – Twice in six days in June 2022, federal safety inspectors observed a Middlefield roofing contractor exposing workers to deadly fall hazards at two separate job sites in Tallmadge and Columbia Station, continuing a pattern of disregard for workplace safety dating back to 2019.

November 29, 2022

OSHA grants first Ambassador Alliance Program status in region to El Paso Community College for continued commitment to safety, health

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

El Paso Community College

OSHA First Ambassador Alliance Region 6

November 29, 2022

Cortes ordenan a cantera en Idaho pagar casi $1M en salarios atrasados y compensación por daños tras investigación del Departamento de Trabajo

BOISE, ID –Un tribunal federal y la Oficina de Jueces de Derecho Administrativo del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. ordenaron a una cantera de piedra de Oakley pagar $983,725 en salarios atrasados ​​y compensación por daños luego que investigadores del departamento encontraran que el empleador violó múltiples leyes laborales federales, negando a 60 trabajadores sus salarios legítimamente ganados.

November 29, 2022

Courts order Idaho quarry to pay nearly $1M in back wages, liquidated damages for 60 workers after investigation finds multiple labor violations

BOISE, ID – A federal court and the department’s Office of Administrative Law Judges have ordered an Oakley stone quarry to pay $983,725 in back wages and liquidated damages after U.S. Department of Labor investigators found that the employer violated multiple federal labor laws, which denied 60 workers their rightfully earned wages.

November 29, 2022

US Department of Labor finds overtime, tip violations; recovers $80K in back wages for 52 workers at 5 Carolina restaurants

Employers:                Fa Fa 318 LLC and Sanxi Inc., operators of Japan House restaurants


Investigation sites:   

1989 E. Main St., Suite A, Spartanburg, SC 29307

1703 John B. White Sr. Blvd., Suite C, Spartanburg, SC 29301

2252 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs, SC 29316

November 29, 2022

US Department of Labor announces $12M cooperative agreement to strengthen labor rights, empower workers in Brazil, Colombia, Peru

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of a $12 million cooperative agreement to the American Center for International Labor Solidarity to strengthen democratic, independent workers’ organizations in Brazil, Colombia and Peru.

November 29, 2022

Roofing contractor continues to expose workers to potentially deadly fall hazards, US Department of Labor inspections in Appleton area find

APPLETON, WIAn Appleton contractor with a long history of exposing employees to dangerous fall hazards now faces $349,371 in additional penalties after U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors observed roofing workers at heights greater than 6 feet at risk of serious or fatal injuries at two Appleton-area jobsites in May and June 2022.

November 28, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $32K in back wages for 42 workers after Florida landscaper fails to pay required overtime rates

Employer:   Martinez Lawn & Irrigation Services Corp.

Investigation site:    320 Enterprise St., Ocoee, FL 34761