November 28, 2022

Federal court orders gas station operator to pay $226K in back pay, damages for six New Jersey gas station attendants denied full wages

Employers:                  

Point Pleasant Associates Inc., Owner Bidiawatie Singh and company officer Surjeet Singh                 

355 McKinley Ave. Edison, New Jersey 08050

November 23, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending November 19, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 240,000, an increase of 17,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 222,000 to 223,000. The 4-week moving average was 226,750, an increase of 5,500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 221,000 to 221,250.

November 22, 2022

READOUT: Deputy Undersecretary of Labor Thea Lee visits Vietnam to resume labor dialogue; promote labor law reform, worker protections

WASHINGTON – Deputy Undersecretary of Labor for International Affairs Thea Lee visited Vietnam from Nov. 15 through 17, 2022, to resume a dialogue on labor issues that began in 2002.

November 22, 2022

Schaumburg, Illinois, contractor again found exposing workers to deadly trench cave-in hazards, this time at Broadview worksite

BROADVIEW, IL ‒ Federal safety investigators found a Schaumburg excavating contractor has again failed to follow federally mandated safety measures to protect workers from potentially deadly trenches cave-ins.

Trench collapses are among the construction industry’s most lethal hazards. In the first six months of 2022, OSHA reports 22 workers suffered fatal injuries in trenching and excavation work.

November 22, 2022

US Department of Labor announces final rule to remove barriers to considering environmental, social, governance factors in plan investments

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a final rule that allows plan fiduciaries to consider climate change and other environmental, social and governance factors when they select retirement investments and exercise shareholder rights, such as proxy voting.

November 21, 2022

US Department of Labor, Cooper Health System enter agreement to resolve allegations of hiring, compensation discrimination

CAMDEN, NJ – The U.S. Department of Labor and Cooper Health System have entered into a conciliation agreement to resolve alleged hiring and compensation discrimination at the teaching hospital and biomedical research facility in Camden.

November 21, 2022

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. will pay $1.9M in back wages, interest to resolve compensation discrimination allegations at Jersey City location

JERSEY CITY, NJ The U.S. Department of Labor and the Bank of New York Mellon Corp. have entered into an agreement to resolve alleged systematic discrimination by the federal contractor against female, Black and Hispanic employees at its Jersey City location.

November 18, 2022

Deputy Labor Secretary Su stresses Registered Apprenticeships’ ability to expand access to good jobs for women, marginalized workers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Julie Su visited the Hospitality Training Academy in Los Angeles on Nov. 17, 2022, to see how its Registered Apprenticeship Programs are providing workers – especially women of color – the training and skills they need to secure good union jobs. The visit coincided with National Women in Apprenticeship Day.

November 17, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers more than$162K in overtime back pay, damages for Louisiana home healthcare workers denied overtime

Employer name:                     Heaven on Earth Network Inc.

Investigation site:                 3200 Second Ave.

                                                         Lake Charles, LA 70601

November 17, 2022

Court approves judgment ordering two Pennsylvania facilities to pay a total of $513K in back wages, damages to 231 nursing workers denied proper overtime pay

HARRISBURG, PA – The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has approved a consent judgment ordering two central Pennsylvania nursing facilities to pay a total of $256,684 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 231 nursing staff for FLSA violations found during a federal review of the employer’s pay practices.

November 17, 2022

US Department of Labor, state and national brewers align to educate New York employers, protect industry workers

Participants:   Occupational Safety and Health Administration

                         New York State Department of Labor

                         New York State Brewers Association

                         Brewers Association

November 16, 2022

US Department of Labor issues statement following sentencing of Northeast Carpenters Benefit Funds’ former plan administrator

NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Labor issued the following statement on today’s sentencing of George Laufenberg, former plan administrator of the Northeast Carpenters Benefit Funds, who pleaded guilty on June 3, 2022, to embezzling approximately $140,000 and making false statements to the department.

November 16, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo recupera $1.2 millones en salarios atrasados para 599 trabajadores de servicios de asistencia médica a domicilio empleados por cuatro agencias en Texas, Louisiana.

DALLAS - Los empleadores de la industria de servicios de asistencia médica a domicilio buscan trabajadores dispuestos a trabajar duro y por muchas horas para cumplir las necesidades diarias de atención y vida de los clientes (algunos con movilidad reducida) en la comodidad de sus hogares. Con demasiada frecuencia, el Departamento de Trabajo descubre empleadores como los cuatro proveedores de Texas y Louisiana que no cumplen su parte del trato al no pagar a casi 600 empleados todos los salarios que habían ganado.