October 14, 2021

Recuperan $860K en salarios atrasados, compensación por daños de contratista de paneles de yeso de San Diego que no pagó las horas extras

 SAN DIEGO - En medio de un aumento desorbitado de precios en su mercado inmobiliario residencial – con casas que se venden en promedio a $800,000 – una investigación federal en San Diego ha descubierto que un contratista de la construcción intencionalmente no pagó salarios debidos por horas extras a 568 instaladores, colgadores y terminadores de paneles de yeso.  

October 14, 2021

Federal investigation recovers $860K in back wages, damages from San Diego drywall contractor that deliberately failed to pay overtime

SAN DIEGO – Amid soaring prices in its residential real estate market – with homes selling for an average of $800,000 – a federal investigation has found a San Diego construction contractor failing to share its prosperity and intentionally failing to pay overtime wages as required to 568 drywall installers, tapers and hangers.

October 14, 2021

US Department of Labor investigation of crane collapse, double fatality on Interstate 10 finds Lufkin company failed to assemble crane properly

BEAUMONT, TX – A Lufkin contractor’s failure to assemble a crane boom properly caused the crane to collapse onto a passing vehicle on Interstate 10 near Beaumont, killing the two occupants in April 2021. 

October 14, 2021

For the 6th time in 7 years, federal inspectors find Illinois contractor putting construction workers at risk of industry’s deadliest hazard

ROSELLE, IL – For the sixth time in seven years, a federal workplace inspection has found a Roselle construction contractor putting workers at risk of serious injury or death by defying federal requirements to ensure the use of fall protection.

October 14, 2021

US Department of Labor proposes $83K in fines to healthcare facility for failing to protect workers from coronavirus hazards

BLOOMINGDALE, IL – A Bloomingdale nursing facility failed to protect employees and temporary staff from possible coronavirus hazards a year after an employee died of the disease.

October 14, 2021

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending October 9, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 293,000, a decrease of 36,000 from the previous week's revised level. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. The previous week's level was revised up by 3,000 from 326,000 to 329,000. The 4-week moving average was 334,250, a decrease of 10,500 from the previous week's revised average. This is the lowest level for this average since March 14, 2020 when it was 225,500. The previous week's average was revised up by 750 from 344,000 to 344,750.

October 13, 2021

US Department of Labor sues Austin luxury car dealer that retaliated against employee who raised concerns of coronavirus hazards

AUSTIN, TX – The U.S. Department of Labor has filed suit against an Austin luxury car dealer for terminating an employee who warned managers and other co-workers about potential coronavirus hazards in the workplace.

October 13, 2021

US Department of Labor proposes rule to remove barriers to considering environmental, social, governance factors in plan management

WASHINGTON ­– The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a proposed rule that would remove barriers to plan fiduciaries’ ability to consider climate change and other environmental, social and governance factors when they select investments and exercise shareholder rights.

October 13, 2021

Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. y Consulado de México en Boston firman alianza para promover seguridad y salud entre trabajadores de New England

BOSTON – El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. y el Consulado General de México en Boston han firmado una alianza para proporcionar capacitación en prevención de riesgos y entrenamiento sobre derechos de seguridad y salud laboral para nacionales mexicanos y otras personas que trabajan en New England.

October 13, 2021

US Department of Labor, Mexican Consulate in Boston enter alliance to promote workplace safety, health among New England’s workers

BOSTON – The U.S. Department of Labor and the Consulate General of Mexico in Boston have signed an alliance to provide hazard prevention training and training on employees’ workplace safety and health rights to Mexican nationals and others working in New England. It will also educate them on how the Occupational Safety and Health Act and other U.S.

October 13, 2021

Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. y Consulado de México en Boston firman alianza para promover seguridad y salud entre trabajadores de New England

BOSTON – El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. y el Consulado General de México en Boston han firmado una alianza para proporcionar capacitación en prevención de riesgos y entrenamiento sobre derechos de seguridad y salud laboral para nacionales mexicanos y otras personas que trabajan en New England.

October 12, 2021

Secretary of Labor Walsh’s statement on Department of Homeland Security’s new policy on worksite enforcement

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh today issued the following statement on the U.S.

October 12, 2021

US Department of Labor finds home care services provider failed to pay workers overtime; recovers $57K in back wages for 29 employees

DALLAS – Twenty-nine workers who offer home care services to elderly and terminally ill clients were shortchanged by their Dallas employer’s failure to pay them overtime wages as the law requires, a federal investigation recently discovered.

October 8, 2021

Statement by US Secretary of Labor Walsh on the September Jobs Report

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement on the September 2021 Employment Situation Report:

October 7, 2021

US Department of Labor cites Ohio paint manufacturer for workplace safety failures following explosion that killed one, injured 8 workers

COLUMBUS, OH – An explosion and fire that killed a press operator lead and hospitalized eight other employees of Yenkin-Majestic Paint Corp. could have been prevented had the employer not altered a kettle reactor vessel improperly and then returned the vessel to service after it failed following the alterations, a federal workplace safety inspection has found.

October 7, 2021

US Department of Labor cites insurance agency for exposing workers to coronavirus at Denver location where employee died with COVID-19

DENVER – A federal workplace health investigation found that an auto insurance company ignored coronavirus safety requirements and allowed others displaying symptoms to work at the same Denver location where an employee died with COVID-19.

October 7, 2021

Federal investigators recover $198K in back wages for 93 employees of Clifton electrical contractor after US Department of Labor finds overtime violations

CLIFTON, NJ – Employers have a responsibility to compensate employees as required by law for travel from one job site to another. This was not the case for 93 workers underpaid by a northern New Jersey electrical contractor for work-related travel time, a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found. 

October 7, 2021

Conway auto dealer pays more than $19K in penalties, back wages after federal investigation finds child labor, overtime violations

CONWAY, SC – A recent U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigation serves as a useful reminder for companies that employ teenage students that putting work before school will receive more than a failing grade, it will likely come with violations and costly penalties.

October 7, 2021

US Department of Labor, Serco Inc. agree to resolve alleged compensation discrimination identified against female IT workers

HERNDON, VA – A federal contractor in Herndon that provides professional, technology and management services has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor to resolve allegations that the company paid female information technology professionals less than the company paid their male counterparts.

October 7, 2021

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending October 2, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 326,000, a decrease of 38,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 362,000 to 364,000. The 4-week moving average was 344,000, an increase of 3,500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 340,000 to 340,500.