WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of nearly $90.4 million in YouthBuild grants to prepare young adults not enrolled in school or participating in the labor market for jobs in construction and other in-demand industries through apprenticeship and other career pathways, especially jobs that support clean energy technologies.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh visited New York City today for the first in a series of roundtable discussions on how to build better retirement security for the nation's workers.
WASHINGTON – Cada año, las familias y amigos de los trabajadores caídos, y las organizaciones, incluido el Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos y su Administración de Salud y Seguridad Ocupacional(OSHA por sus siglas en inglés), tristemente observan el 28 de abril como el Día de Conmemoración de los Trabajadores.
WASHINGTON – Each year, the families and friends of fallen workers, and organizations, including the U.S. Department of Labor and its Occupational Safety and Health Administration sadly observe April 28 as Workers Memorial Day.
FULTON, MD – Despite serving the needs of the elderly at four Maryland assisted-living facilities with high-quality, compassionate care, 27 essential workers fell victim to employers who showed little concern for their well-being or for paying them all the wages they legally earned.
MANCHESTER, NH - Dos restaurantes de servicio completo en Derry y Londonderry y su propietario han acordado pagar $890,169 ($445,085 en concepto de salarios atrasados y una cantidad igual en concepto de indemnización por daños y perjuicios) a 63 empleados, para resolver numerosas infracciones deliberadas de la La Ley de Normas Justas de Trabajo (FLS
MANCHESTER, NH – Two full-service restaurants in Derry and Londonderry and a general manager have agreed to pay $890,169 – $445,085 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages – to 63 employees to resolve numerous willful violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act following a U.S. Department of Labor investigation and litigation.
LINCOLN, NE – Each day, 13 people die in work-related incidents in the U.S., on average. In 2020, about 5,000 workers died in the U.S. in work-related fatalities. Tens of thousands more die of work-related diseases.
CHICAGO ‒ The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration established a Local Emphasis Program to reduce workplace dangers and better protect workers from machine and amputation hazards in Wisconsin food manufacturing facilities.
AUSTIN, TX – After escaping from a partial trench collapse hours earlier, two workers employed by an Austin contractor to install a residential wastewater line were not as fortunate later on Oct. 23, 2021.
Both were told to return to the unprotected 13-foot-deep trench to finish the job, and soon after, the trench collapsed again. This time, the collapse buried one worker causing fatal injuries and partially buried the second, who suffered serious injuries.
LYNDHURST, NJ – Week after week, a worker at Advantix Logistics Corp. kept finding paychecks short of their expectations. After several complaints to a supervisor, the company responded by firing the worker. When the worker raised concerns that the final paycheck did not include all wages earned, the company threatened continued retaliation.
FORT MYERS, FL – Federal laws exist to ensure employees get all their legally earned wages and when a Fort Myers security group’s pay practices shortchanged the overtime wages of 29 workers, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division helped to recover $107,936 in back wages and liquidated damages owed.
In the week ending April 16, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 184,000, a decrease of 2,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 185,000 to 186,000. The 4-week moving average was 177,250, an increase of 4,500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 172,250 to 172,750.