October 17, 2022

Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recupera $216K para 31 trabajadores luego que fabricante de estibas en Sacramento les negó pago por horas extra

SACRAMENTO – Una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recuperó $216,674 en horas extra no pagadas y compensación por daños para 31 empleados después de que un fabricante de estibas (o paletas de carga) en el área de Sacramento les negara el correspondiente pago por sobretiempo.

October 17, 2022

US Department of Labor initiates technical support; worker safety, health outreach in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Ian

ATLANTA – In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has initiated efforts to provide on-site technical assistance and outreach in the areas of Florida hardest hit by the storm to protect workers involved in the recovery and response and to prevent any further injury or loss of life.

October 17, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $216K for 31 workers after investigation finds Sacramento pallet manufacturer intentionally denied overtime

SACRAMENTO – A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has recovered $216,674 in unpaid overtime wages and liquidated damages from a Sacramento-area pallet manufacturer after the employer denied required overtime pay to 31 employees.

October 17, 2022

Federal court enters consent order requiring North Conway restaurant to pay $148K in tips, wages, liquidated damages to 31 employees after Department of Labor investigation

MANCHESTER, NH – A federal court has ordered a North Conway restaurant to pay a total of $148,128 – $74,064 in tips and back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages – after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found the employers kept workers’ tips illegally and failed to pay them overtime wages when required by law.

October 17, 2022

US Department of Labor awards initial $15M grant to support disaster-related employment, other assistance to Florida in wake of Hurricane Ian

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor today announced an initial award of $15 million to support disaster-relief employment, and employment and training services in Florida as the state continues its recovery from Hurricane Ian.

October 14, 2022

US Department of Labor announces $1.2M investment to improve delivery of services to veterans, transitioning service members, military spouses

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that its Veterans’ Employment and Training Service has awarded a $1.2 million technical service contract aimed to improve the customer experience for veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses using the agency’s resources.

October 14, 2022

US Department of Labor cites framing contractor who ignored OSHA’s safety hazard notification, directed workers onto roof without fall protection

RIVER GROVE, IL – While federal workplace safety inspectors are used to some employers’ disregard for workplace safety, the response of a Chicago-area carpentry company’s site supervisor to a U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspector’s notification at the site about workers without fall protection exposed to the construction industry’s most lethal hazard – falls from elevation – was especially blatant.

October 13, 2022

READOUT: Secretary Walsh joins health, employee wellness experts to discuss, promote good mental health practices in the workplace

WASHINGTON Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and the department’s Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy Taryn Williams today welcomed a group of corporate employers and disability advocacy leaders recognized for their innovative approaches to fostering mental health-friendly workplaces.

October 13, 2022

Chicago’s Power Construction receives ‘Star’ level designation for exemplary workplace safety, health programs

CHICAGO ­– Employing interactive online reporting tools, virtual job planning sites and new employee orientations with a commitment to safety are some of the hallmarks of the Power Construction Co.’s innovative safety and health program.

October 13, 2022

US Department of Labor, South Dakota Safety Council align to promote workplace safety, health programs

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

What: Workplace safety alliance

October 13, 2022

US Department of Labor, Sysco North Texas agree to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at Lewisville distribution facility

LEWISVILLE, TX – The U.S. Department of Labor has entered into an early resolution conciliation agreement with Sysco North Texas Inc. to resolve alleged hiring discrimination against 798 female and Black job applicants at the federal contractor’s Lewisville warehouse distribution center.

October 13, 2022

US Department of Labor, Sysco Central Texas agree to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at New Braunfels distribution facility

NEW BRAUNFELS, TX – The U.S. Department of Labor has entered into an early resolution conciliation agreement with Sysco Central Texas Inc. to resolve alleged hiring discrimination against 370 female and Black job applicants at the federal contractor’s New Braunfels warehouse distribution center.

October 13, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending October 8, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 228,000, an increase of 9,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 219,000. The 4-week moving average was 211,500, an increase of 5,000 from the previous week's unrevised average of 206,500.

October 12, 2022

Federal court orders defunct Michigan company, CEO, president to restore more than $25K to two employee benefit plans

Date of Action:          Oct. 11, 2022

Type of Action:         Employee Retirement Income Security Act consent judgement

Company/Owners:    Paramount Industrial Machining Inc., Maxwell Schwartz, Sheila Rossmann

October 12, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $17K for eight workers after investigation finds Guam federal subcontractor shortchanged workers’ wages, benefits

DEDEDO, GUAM – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $17,164 in back wages from a federal subcontractor who denied full wages and benefits to eight workers providing pest control services at U.S. Air Force and Navy installations on Guam.

October 12, 2022

Missouri Slope earns ‘Star’ level designation for exemplary workplace safety, health programs at North Dakota’s largest nursing facility

WHO:  Missouri Slope, Bismarck, North Dakota   

WHAT:  Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program Star Level Designation

October 12, 2022

US Department of Labor cites Savannah space remediation company after 32-year-old lead repair technician suffers fatal electrocution

SAVANNAH, GA – A federal workplace safety investigation into how an employee suffered a fatal electrocution while digging a shallow drainage trench under a home has found that a Savannah crawl space remediation company might have prevented the incident by following required safety standards.

October 12, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recupera $44,000 en salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios para 2 trabajadores a quienes un contratista de envíos a domicilio de Jackson les negó las horas extras

JACKSON, MS - El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. ha recuperado $44,280 en salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios para dos empleados de un contratista de envíos a domicilio de Jackson quien no les pagaba por el trabajo que realizaban fuera de horario en sus casas.