July 22, 2022

US Department of Labor seeks input from Georgia’s highway construction industry for wage survey to establish accurate prevailing wage rates

ATLANTA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is asking the highway construction industry of Georgia to participate in a survey to help the agency establish prevailing wage rates, as required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts.

July 21, 2022

US government seeks Mexico’s review of allegations that workers’ rights to associate, collectively bargain were denied at Coahuila auto parts plant

WASHINGTON The U.S. government today requested the Mexican government review whether the rights of free association and collective bargaining have been denied to workers at the VU Manufacturing parts facility in Piedras Negras, Coahuila. 

July 21, 2022

Readout: Secretary Walsh, Spain’s Labor Minister Yolanda Díaz Pérez reaffirm joint commitment to strengthening worker voice, social equity, wage protections

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and Spain’s Second Vice President and Minister of Labor and Social Economy Yolanda Díaz Pérez met in Washington on July 20, 2022, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding that reasserts both countries’ commitment to addressing a wide range of concerns affecting workers and underserved populations. 

July 21, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $290K for 95 food truck-restaurant workers whose Maui employer intentionally denied them full wages

MAUI – A federal investigation has recovered $290,314 in rightfully earned wages and damages owed to 95 workers after the pay practices of their employer – the operator of five Maui food truck-restaurants – willfully denied them their full wages.

July 21, 2022

US Department of Labor heat awareness campaign seeks to protect farmworkers, educate industry employers, others as temperatures soar

DALLAS – To prevent the dangers of heat illness as summer heat descends on the Southwest’s farmworkers, the U.S. Department of Labor is taking immediate measures to raise awareness of the hazards faced by those working to maintain the nation’s food supply.

July 21, 2022

US Department of Labor recognizes Billings’ refinery testing team for workplace safety, health excellence with ‘Star’ designation

BILLINGS, MT – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has certified Team Inc., which performs nondestructive testing at the Phillips 66 Refinery in Billings, as a “Star” employer in the agency’s Voluntary Protection Programs.

July 21, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending July 16, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 251,000, an increase of 7,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 244,000. The 4-week moving average was 240,500, an increase of 4,500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 235,750 to 236,000.

July 20, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. recupera $56,000 para 31 gerentes después de que una franquicia de Taco Bell aplicara erróneamente las normas de salarios por horas extras

NEW BERN, NC - Una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo ha recuperado $56,900 para 31 subgerentes generales empleados por el operador de seis franquicias de Taco Bell en Carolina del Norte que les pagaron de menos al negarles de forma incorrecta el pago de horas extras.

July 20, 2022

US Department of Labor seeks input from Nevada’s highway construction industry for wage survey to establish accurate prevailing wage rates

LAS VEGAS The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is asking Nevada’s highway construction industry to participate in a survey to help the agency establish prevailing wage rates, as required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts.

July 20, 2022

US Department of Labor awards $9.1M to support equitable access to unemployment insurance systems in Rhode Island, Wisconsin

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $9,122,164 in equity grants to Rhode Island and Wisconsin’s state employment insurance systems to enhance awareness and improve delivery of unemployment insurance services to people who face obstacles to access.

July 20, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $56K for 31 managers after Taco Bell franchisee misapplies overtime wage rules

NEW BERN, NC – A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has recovered $56,900 for 31 assistant general managers employed by the operator of six Taco Bell franchise locations in North Carolina who shortchanged them by incorrectly denying them overtime wages.

July 19, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recupera $97,000 dólares en salarios atrasados para 41 trabajadores de servicios médicos de emergencia tras descubrir violaciones de pago de horas extras

SANFORD, Carolina del Norte - Una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos ha recuperado $97,209 en concepto de salarios atrasados para 41 trabajadores de servicios de urgencias tras descu

July 19, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $97K in back wages for 41 emergency medical service workers after finding overtime pay violations

SANFORD, NC – A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has recovered $97,209 in back wages for 41 emergency service workers after finding a Sanford healthcare center denied them federally required overtime.

July 19, 2022

US Departments of Labor, Commerce announce 120-Day Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Sprint to promote Registered Apprenticeships

WASHINGTON – At today’s National Cyber Workforce and Education Summit at the White House, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the 120-Day Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Sprint, an effort to support numerous industries’ use of Registered Apprenticeships to develop and train a skilled and diverse cybersecurity workforce.

July 19, 2022

Spring Grove glass companies earn ‘Star’ level designation for exemplary workplace safety, health programs

WHO:                         Cardinal Automation Group, Spring Green, Wisconsin

                                   Cardinal Insulated Glass, Spring Green, Wisconsin

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

July 19, 2022

Court prohibits Long Island restaurant, owner from obstructing US Department of Labor investigation, illegally employing child labor

NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a federal court order preventing a Long Island restaurant and its chef/owner from violating federal law by employing young workers at night later than law permits and from obstructing an investigation by the department’s Wage and Hour Division.

July 18, 2022

US Department of Labor, US Trade Representative applaud agreement to resolve alleged violations of workers’ rights at Panasonic auto parts plant

WASHINGTON The United States and Mexico have announced the successful resolution to a Rapid Response Mechanism petition that alleged workers at the Panasonic Automotive Systems plant in Reynosa, Mexico, were denied freedom of association and collective bargaining rights.

July 18, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $175K in back wages, liquidated damages for 59 Port Charlotte workers after finding overtime violations

Employer:                              Pest Eliminators Inc.

Investigation site:                  3314 Harbor Blvd., Unit B

Port Charlotte, FL 33952

July 14, 2022

Alarming rise in trench-related fatalities spurs US Department of Labor to announce enhanced nationwide enforcement, additional oversight

WASHINGTON – In 2022’s first six months, 22 workers have fallen victim to the deadly hazards present in trenching and excavation work – surpassing 15 in all of 2021 – and prompting the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to launch enhanced enforcement initiatives to protect workers from known industry hazards.