August 22, 2022

US Department of Labor proposes $1.3M in penalties for metro-area roofing contractor after second employee suffers fatal fall in 3 years

TARRYTOWN, NY – A Nanuet roofing and siding contractor with a significant history of safety violations and penalties now faces an additional $1,343,363 in penalties after the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigated another fatal fall by a company employee, the second in three years.

August 19, 2022

US Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Treasury issue final rules to clarify federal process to protect against surprise billing

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury today issued final rules concerning standards related to the arbitration process implementing the No Surprises Act, a bipartisan law to protect consumers against surprise medical bills.

August 19, 2022

US Department of Labor, New Jersey agencies renew alliance to promote workplace safety, health among employers, workers

TRENTON– To continue to promote workplace safety and health in New Jersey workplaces, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today joined with the state’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the New Jersey State Industrial Safety Committee in renewing an alliance to help protect the Garden State’s workers.

August 18, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $92K in overtime back pay, damages for 18 workers at Indianapolis grocer’s three locations 

INDIANAPOLIS – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $92,326 in back wages and liquidated damages for 18 workers whose employer paid them a fixed weekly rate to stock shelves, serve customers at meat counters and operate cash registers at three LaCanasta Grocery stores in Indianapolis.

August 18, 2022

Tampa Marco’s Pizza franchisee pays nearly $8K in penalties after allowing 15-year-olds to work outside permitted hours, engage in hazardous duties

Employer:                                      American Pizza Empire LLC

August 18, 2022

Maryland contractor continues to expose workers to falls from elevation, construction’s deadliest hazard, this time at Pennsylvania worksite

MECHANICSBURG, PA – A Maryland residential framing contractor – cited for 136 willful, repeat, serious and other violations in 20 workplace safety inspections since 2020 – continues to expose its workers to falls from elevation, the construction industry’s most lethal hazard, inspectors with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently found.

August 18, 2022

US Department of Labor announces programs to support Biden-Harris administration’s Justice40 initiative

WASHINGTON To support the Biden-Harris administration’s progress in advancing environmental justice, the U.S. Department of Labor has added programs to the Justice40 initiative. The Justice40 initiative aims to deliver 40 percent of the overall benefits of climate, clean energy, training and workforce development, and other federal investments to disadvantaged communities.

August 18, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending August 13, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 250,000, a decrease of 2,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 10,000 from 262,000 to 252,000. The 4-week moving average was 246,750, a decrease of 2,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised down by 2,500 from 252,000 to 249,500.

August 17, 2022

US Department of Labor launches 5-year initiative in Mid-Atlantic states to reduce worker injuries, illnesses in warehousing, storage, distribution yards

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently launched a regional initiative in three Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia in an effort to protect workers and reduce injuries and illnesses in the warehousing, storage and distribution yards’ industries.

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.