April 15, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $34K in back wages, benefits for 9 workers misclassified by subcontractor on federal project in District of Columbia

Employer name:       Day-Debut Mechanical Inc.

Employer address:    22421 Goshen School Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20882

April 15, 2024

US Department of Labor cites South Florida contractor for lack of heat illness prevention program after heatstroke claims 26-year-old worker’s life

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Making the trip from Mexico to South Florida, a 26-year-old man arrived in September 2023, ready to start a new job on a sugar cane farm in Belle Glade. Four days later, he suffered fatal heat-related injuries while working in an open field as the heat index reached 97 degrees.

April 12, 2024

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU., en su búsqueda de salarios adeudados a los trabajadores, recupera USD 156,000 en beneficios negados por Libertytown, subcontratista de plomería, después de la investigación

LIBERTYTOWN, MD. Las personas empleadas por un subcontratista de plomería de Libertytown que trabajaron en un proyecto de construcción de Woodyard Station pueden optar a recibir su parte de los USD 156,495 en salarios y beneficios adicionales recuperados por una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU.

April 12, 2024

Li Roq Ruq'il li Awab'ejilal chirix li K'anjelak yoo xsik'b'aleb' li nakek'anjelak li maji' nakexk'ul xtojb'aleb' ut lix k'ajkamunkileb' chirix chik naq ak xe'ru xtawb'al $3.8 millones chi tumin rik'in laj eechal re li oob' (5) chi ninqi k'ay re kaxlan li

WEST COVINA, CA – Eb' li nakek'anjelak chaq sa' li oob' (5) chi ninqi k'ay re kaxlan aran La Puente ut City of Industry se' California naru' naketz'aqon sa' li $3.8 millones chi tumin re lix tojb'aleb' maji' xetoje' reheb' ut lix q’ajkamunkileb’  xb'aan li majewaak xexk'ul chaq, xtawman li tumin a'an sa' xk'ab'aheb' ut a'an Li Roq Ruq'il li Awab'ejil chirix li K’anjelak re li tenamit Estados Unidos li kipleetin  chaq rix choq reheb'.

April 12, 2024

Ja kye aq´nil njyon kyi’je aq´unal na´mx t-chjet kypwaq ti’jo pwaq $3.8 millones otaq txi najtaq toj 5 ja te aq’unab’il b’inchel eky’ o chi naj toj La Puente, City of Industrry.

WEST COVINA, CA – Aye aq´unal nchi aq´unan kyoje jwe’ ja te aq’unab’il nchi b´inchen eky´ toj California ex toj La Puente ex toj City Industry ch´ime at k’as kye tib’ajxe $3.8 millones kyi´je pwaq na´mx txi chjet kye ex ti´jo jni’ ma b´aj kyi´j ti´j tb´i ja kye aq´unel te Estados Unidos.

April 12, 2024

Federal safety inspections find Kansas construction contractor again failing to protect workers from potentially deadly fall hazards at Missouri homesites

WELLSVILLE, KS – Federal workplace safety inspectors found a Kansas roofing contractor again putting its employees at risk of falls from elevation — the construction industry’s deadliest hazard — by not providing required protective equipment at two residential worksites in October 2023. 

April 12, 2024

Departamento de Trabajo busca a trabajadores de 5 empresas avícolas de La Puente y City of Industry para darles su parte de $3,800,000 recuperados

WEST COVINA, CA - A empleados de cinco empresas avícolas de California en La Puente y City of Industry se les puede deber parte de más de $3,800,000 en salarios atrasados y compensación por daños recuperados para por el Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU.

April 12, 2024

Department of Labor seeking workers owed back wages, damages after recovery of $3.8M from owner of 5 defunct La Puente, City of Industry poultry companies

WEST COVINA, CA – Employees of five California poultry processing companies in La Puente and City of Industry may be owed a share of more than $3.8 million in back wages and damages recovered on their behalf by the U.S. Department of Labor.

April 11, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $37K in back wages for 35 caregivers misclassified as independent contractors by Williston home care provider

Employer:       Circle of Love Home Care LLC 

Investigation site:  14102 Church St., Williston, SC 29853

April 11, 2024

US Department of Labor announces availability of $6M in grants to attract, retain women in Registered Apprenticeships, nontraditional occupations

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a funding opportunity of $6 million for up to 17 grants to attract and keep women in Registered Apprenticeship programs and industries where they are underrepresented, including manufacturing, construction and cybersecurity. 

April 11, 2024

US Department of Labor announces availability of $1M in grants to prevent, address workplace gender-based violence, harassment

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of $1 million in funding to support up to four grants to protect underserved and marginalized women workers from gender-based violence and harassment and to respond when it occurs. 

April 11, 2024

US Department of Labor settlement affirms 3 dozen workplace safety citations against Camden auto recycler, parts supplier; assesses $868K in penalties

CAMDEN, NJ – The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement agreement with one of the East Coast's largest auto recyclers and used parts suppliers affirming 35 citations issued for workplace safety violations at its Camden facility and assessing related penalties.

April 11, 2024

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. recupera más de USD 518,000 para 54 trabajadores que recibían salarios inferiores a los correspondientes por parte de un subcontratista de New Hampshire en un lugar de trabajo en Massachusetts

BOSTON. El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. recuperó USD 518,446 en salarios atrasados para 54 trabajadores tras haber descubierto que un subcontratista de New Hampshire no pagó los salarios vigentes ni las tasas de beneficios a los trabajadores de la construcción en un proyecto financiado por el Estado federal en el Natick Soldier Systems Center en Natick.

April 11, 2024

Proper planning, safeguards could have prevented New Bedford dock collapse, US Department of Labor inspection finds

BRAINTREE, MA – A Connecticut marine and heavy construction contractor could have prevented the October 2023 collapse of a 200-foot section of pier on Hervey Tichon Avenue in New Bedford — which plunged five workers into the Acushnet River and injured two of them — by adhering to legally required safety standards, a U.S. Department of Labor inspection has determined. 

April 11, 2024

US Department of Labor awards $4.7M grant to enhance compliance with international labor standards in Ecuador’s banana, cut flower sectors

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor announced the award of up to $4.7 million to Partners of the Americas, a private nonprofit that promotes decent work and acceptable work conditions in Latin America, to enhance compliance with international labor standards by Ecuador’s banana and cut flowers industries. 

April 11, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers more than $518K for 54 workers underpaid by New Hampshire subcontractor at Massachusetts worksite

BOSTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $518,446 in back wages for 54 workers after finding a New Hampshire subcontractor did not pay prevailing wage and fringe benefits to construction workers on a federally funded project at the Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick.

April 11, 2024

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending April 6, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 211,000, a decrease of 11,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 221,000 to 222,000. The 4-week moving average was 214,250, a decrease of 250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 214,250 to 214,500.

April 10, 2024

US Department of Labor, industry partners to promote road construction worker safety during 2024 National Work Zone Awareness Week

ATLANTA – The U.S. Department of Labor is joining with Georgia’s leading construction organizations to promote safety for people employed in work zones near moving traffic and encouraging industry employers to take a break to educate workers on how to protect themselves from harm during 2024 National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 15–19.

April 10, 2024

US Department of Labor finds Florida contractor ignored federal safety measures that could have prevented welder’s confined space fatality

PALATKA, FL – As he had many other days, the morning shift welder arrived at 5 a.m. to work at St. John’s Ship Building Inc. in Palatka on Aug. 28, 2023. Tasked with doing some fabrication work in a 4-foot by 8-foot space in a ship’s hull, the employee began work unaware that fatal suffocation would soon end his life.