August 4, 2022

Una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo recupera $229,000 en nóminas impagas y salarios de horas extras para 809 trabajadores de la construcción clasificados erróneamente en Nueva Orleans

NUEVA ORLEANS - Una investigación federal sobre cheques de nómina rechazados de 10 trabajadores de la construcción que renovaban un hogar para ancianos en Panama City, Florida descubrió que el empleador que emitía los cheques inválidos también negaba a más de 800 trabajadores los salarios por horas extras al clasificarlos como contratistas independientes.

August 4, 2022

US Department of Labor begins initiative highlighting maternal health, workplace protections for expectant, new mothers in August

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Labor will begin a series of events in August to highlight the importance of maternal health and workplace protections for expectant and new mothers as the country marks National Breastfeeding Month.  

August 4, 2022

Investigation recovers $246K in back wages for 306 painters, drywall workers denied overtime by misclassification as independent contractors

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Department of Labor has found that the wages of hundreds of painters and drywall workers employed by a Louisiana contractor on construction projects, including work at New Orleans’ Superdome, were tackled for a loss when their employer misclassified the workers as independent contractors, a common industry violation.

August 4, 2022

US Department of Labor cites Grand Island recycling company after inspection prompted by 20-year-old worker’s fatal injuries

GRAND ISLAND, NE – A 20-year-old worker’s attempt at clearing a jam in an industrial cardboard baler at a Grand Island waste disposal company turned tragic when the worker fell into the baler, became caught and suffered severe amputation injuries. OSHA alleges the employer disregarded federal regulations designed to prevent such tragedies.

August 4, 2022

US Department of Labor investigation recovers $229K in missed payroll, overtime wages for 809 misclassified construction workers in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – A federal investigation into the bounced payroll checks of 10 construction workers renovating a nursing home in Panama City, Florida, found the employer who issued the bad checks had also denied more than 800 workers overtime wages by misclassifying them as independent contractors.

August 4, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending July 30, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 260,000, an increase of 6,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 2,000 from 256,000 to 254,000. The 4-week moving average was 254,750, an increase of 6,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised down by 500 from 249,250 to 248,750.

August 3, 2022

EL DEPARTAMENTO DE TRABAJO DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS RECUPERA MÁS DE $374,000 EN CONCEPTO DE SALARIOS ATRASADOS Y DAÑOS PARA 62 TRABAJADORES DESPUÉS DE QUE UN CONTRATISTA DE CONSTRUCCIÓN DE CLEVELAND NEGARA EL PAGO DE HORAS EXTRAS

CLEVELAND, TN – El Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos recuperó $374,493 en concepto de salarios y daños y perjuicios para 62 trabajadores de la construcción empleados por un contratista de Cleveland que les negó el pago de horas extras que exige la ley federal, y puso en peligro la seguridad de un niño de 11 años que había empleado como jardinero con permiso para operar maquinaria peligrosa.

August 3, 2022

Trustees agree to reform New York Teamsters welfare fund to come into compliance with federal laws

NEW YORK Trustees to the Teamsters Local 272 Welfare Fund in New York City have agreed to amend the fund to resolve a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor, regarding a fund requirement that participants bear 90 percent of the cost of medical and pharmacy claims above certain annual thresholds.

August 3, 2022

US Department of Labor, AGC of Chicagoland renew alliance to educate workers, employers on construction’s deadly hazards

CHICAGO – With the construction season in full swing, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and more than 10,000 voluntary employee members of the Associated General Contractors of Chicagoland are working together to protect industry workers from common hazards and avoid adding to the hundreds of thousands of U.S. workers injured, some fatally, each year.

August 3, 2022

US Department of Labor, DPR Construction partner to protect workers’ safety, health at Atlanta’s Peachtree Corners Campus Development project

ATLANTA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration signed a strategic partnership with DPR Construction to protect workers’ safety during construction of the Peachtree Corners Campus Development Phase II project in Atlanta.

August 3, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers more than $374K in back wages, damages for 62 workers after Cleveland construction contractor denies overtime

CLEVELAND, TN – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $374,493 wages and liquidated damages for 62 construction workers employed by a Cleveland contractor that denied them overtime wages when required by federal law, and jeopardized the safety of an 11-year-old by employing them as a groundskeeper allowed to operate dangerous equipment.

August 2, 2022

US Department of Labor finds Honolulu contractor failed to pay correct wages, fringe benefits to 46 employees on federally funded projects

HONOLULU – A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has recovered $156,837 in back wages from a Honolulu contractor who paid 46 workers lower wages than the law allows for the type of work they performed under federal contracts awarded by U.S. Marine Corps, Navy, Army and Coast Guard in Hawaii.

August 2, 2022

US Department of Labor awards $7M agreement to help reduce child labor, forced labor, other abuses in Mexico’s chile pepper, tomato sectors

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a $7 million cooperative agreement to increase worker protections to reduce child labor, forced labor and other forms of labor exploitation in the chile pepper and tomato sectors operating in the Mexican states of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Guerrero and Oaxaca.

August 2, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $130K in back wages, damages for 68 correctional facilities’ workers denied overtime by Beattyville employer

LOUISVILLE, KY – The U.S. Department of Labor recovered $130,879 in back wages and liquidated damages for 68 workers after a Beattyville-based food services contractor failed to pay their full wages by incorrectly applying overtime rules for managers.

August 2, 2022

Tampa Chick-Fil-A franchisee pays more than $12K penalty after allowing teens, aged 14 and 15, to work outside permitted hours

Employer:                                          Brito Enterprises of Tampa Inc.

                                                            Operating as Chick-Fil-A Tampa Stadium

                                                            2551 North Dale Mabry Hwy

                                                            Tampa, FL 33607

August 1, 2022

US Department of Labor recognizes Denver electrical power generation team for workplace safety, health excellence with ‘Star’ designation

Participant:     Onward Energy, SWG Arapahoe LLC

Address:         2601 S. Platte River Drive, 

                        Denver, CO 80223

August 1, 2022

Discounting safety: Dollar Tree’s history of ignoring workplace safety, hazards continues with $1.2M in penalties at two Family Dollar stores in Ohio

COLUMBUS, OH One of the nation’s largest discount retailers continues to expose employees to the risk of injuries by flagrantly ignoring workplace safety regulations, this time with hazardous conditions found at two Ohio locations, in Maple Heights and Columbus.