May 12, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $799K in back wages after investigation finds North Jersey contractor paid electricians incorrect wages, fringe benefits

JERSEY CITY, NJ – A federal investigation of a Jersey City electrical subcontractor on a federally funded residential townhome and apartments project in Paterson found the employer paid 11 electricians wages and fringe benefits at the lower rate paid to laborers, a violation of the law.

May 12, 2022

READOUT: Labor Department’s Deputy Undersecretary Lee, Vietnamese Minister Dung confirm future labor dialogue

WASHINGTON On May 11, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs Thea Lee met with Vietnam’s Minister for Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs Đào Ngọc Dung to discuss labor issues of mutual interest.

May 12, 2022

Technological services company pays $319K in overtime back wages to 57 employees at Rochester, New York, location

Employer name:                   Pictometry International Corp., doing business as EagleView Technologies Inc., 25 Methodist Hill Drive, Rochester, N.Y. 14623

May 12, 2022

US Department of Labor reminds Northeast employers that workers need protection from dangers of heat illness

BOSTON – As temperatures rise in New England, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration reminds employers and workers not to ignore the dangers of working in hot weather – indoors and out – and remember that “Water. Rest. Shade.” can be the difference between ending the workday safely or suffering serious injuries or worse.

May 12, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending May 7, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 203,000, an increase of 1,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 200,000 to 202,000. The 4-week moving average was 192,750, an increase of 4,250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 188,000 to 188,500.

May 11, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo recupera $57,000 en salarios atrasados para 10 canteros después de que el empleador de San Saba violara los requisitos del programa de visas H-2B

Nombre del empleador:                   Jacobs Stone Products Inc.

Lugar de investigación:                    San Saba, Texas

May 11, 2022

Serial violator: South Dakota contractor faces serious and willful citations following 2 separate inspections for workers in unprotected trenches

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Twice in seven days, federal workplace safety inspectors found a Sioux Falls contractor put workers at risk of being buried under thousands of pounds of soil while they worked in unprotected trenches at two locations in Tea and Salem.

May 11, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $57K in back wages for 10 stone workers after San Saba employer violates H-2B visa program requirements

Employer name:                    Jacobs Stone Products Inc.

Investigation site:                  San Saba, Texas

May 11, 2022

US Department of Labor reminds Southwest employers that workers need protection from the dangers of heat illness

DALLAS – As temperatures rise in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration reminds employers and workers not to ignore the dangers of working in hot weather – indoors and out – and remember “Water. Rest. Shade.” can be the difference between ending the workday safely or suffering serious injuries or worse.

May 11, 2022

Bureau of Labor Statistics to hold Data Users’ Conference online May 18

 

WHO:             The Bureau of Labor Statistics

William W. Beach, Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Julie Hatch Maxfield, Associate Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics

May 10, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos recupera $131K dólares en salarios atrasados para los trabajadores e impone sanciones de $13K después de encontrar múltiples violaciones de H-2A, como la falta de pago de nóminas

ATLANTA - Una llamada a la línea directa de “Empleo, Educación y Capacitación” mantenida por el Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos, llevó a los investigadores federales a descubrir que un contratista de mano de obra agrícola de Baxley – que ya había violado varias leyes federales relacionadas con el empleo de trabajadores migrantes y estacionales – había vuelto a infringir l

May 10, 2022

US Department of Labor emphasis program to prevent hearing loss moves to enforcement phase begins May 17

DENVER – Following a 90-day outreach period, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Regional Emphasis Program for Noise Induced Hearing Loss will move into the enforcement phase beginning May 17, 2022. The emphasis program targets manufacturing industries with high rates of occupational hearing loss in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.

May 10, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. renueva su colaboración sobre los derechos laborales con los gobiernos de El Salvador, Guatemala y Honduras

WASHINGTON – El Departamento de Trabajo de Estados Unidos ha renovado hoy su asociación con los gobiernos de El Salvador, Guatemala y Honduras para fortalecer la colaboración con sus embajadas y consulados en Estados Unidos, y para proporcionar información sobre las leyes que gobiernan la seguridad y la salud ocupacional, los salarios y las horas de trabajo, y otras cuestiones laborales a las que se enfrentan las personas de estos países mientras trab

May 10, 2022

US Department of Labor renews workplace rights partnerships with El Salvadorean, Guatemalan, Honduran governments

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today renewed partnerships with the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to strengthen collaboration with their U.S. embassies and consulates, and to provide information about laws governing workplace safety and health, wages and work hours, and other employment issues individuals from these countries face while working in the U.S.

May 10, 2022

US Department of Labor to hold listening session for Southeast employers, industry stakeholders on possible revisions to overtime regulations

ATLANTA The U.S. Department of Labor will hold an online listening session with Southeast employees, employers and other stakeholders on May 17, 2022, on possible revisions to the regulations that enforce the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime exemptions for executive, administrative and professional employees.

May 10, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $131K in back wages for workers, assesses $13K in penalties after finding multiple H-2A violations, missed payroll

ATLANTA – A call to the “Employment, Education and Outreach” hotline maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor led federal investigators to find a Baxley farm labor contractor – who violated several federal laws related to the employment of migrant and seasonal workers previously – had broken the law again, this time for missing a payroll.

May 9, 2022

US Department of Labor cites oil company after 3 workers suffer severe injuries in North Dakota well explosion

GRASSY BUTTE, ND – Federal workplace safety investigators determined that an oil company’s failure to take adequate safety precautions contributed to a drilling site explosion near Grassy Butte on Nov. 4, 2021, that permanently disabled one worker and left two others with serious injuries.

May 9, 2022

Federal judge upholds $1.9M in penalties for child labor abuses by Paragon Contractors Corp., owner Brian Jessop, others after lengthy litigation

SALT LAKE CITY – A federal judge has upheld an assessment by the U.S. Department of Labor of $1,964,450 in civil money penalties against Paragon Contractors Corp. and its owner Brian Jessop.