July 20, 2023

Federal investigators responding to report of employee’s severe burns find multiple safety hazards at Green Bay Sanimax facility

GREEN BAY, WI ‒ Federal safety inspectors responded to a Green Bay rendering plant after an employee  suffered severe burns when a pump seal released steam and hot oil as workers tried to clear a blockage in January 2023.

July 20, 2023

Department of Labor files suit after investigation found Grand Rapids restaurant owner withheld employees’ tips

Employer:      The Saucy Crab Grand Rapids LLC operating as The Saucy Crab

                        5039 28th St. SE

                        Grand Rapids, MI

July 20, 2023

Small Business Administration recognizes Department of Labor with A+ for excellence in procurement practices in support of small businesses

WASHINGTON – The Department of Labor announced that its procurement practices have earned the department an A+ score — for the sixth consecutive year — on the Fiscal Year 2022 Small Business Procurement Scorecard.

July 20, 2023

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending July 15, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 228,000, a decrease of 9,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 237,000. The 4-week moving average was 237,500, a decrease of 9,250 from the previous week's unrevised average of 246,750.

July 19, 2023

US Department of Labor finds Pennsylvania contractor failed to follow safety requirements after investigation of lineman’s fatal electrocution in Miami

MIAMI – A U.S. Department of Labor investigation into the electrocution of a 32-year-old worker in Miami found the lineman’s employer failed to make certain its crews working near overhead power lines followed required safety measures.

July 19, 2023

Department of Labor, Aims Community College alliance seeks to promote safety, health for agriculture workforce

Participants:      U.S. Department of Labor’s

                            Occupational Safety and Health Administration

                            Aims Community College

OSHA and Aims Community College sign alliance to protect agriculture workers in Colorado

July 19, 2023

Agreement between Department of Labor, San Diego school district improves understanding, use of protected leave to address family, health concerns

SAN DIEGO – Soon after the San Diego Unified School District and U.S. Department of Labor reached an agreement in April 2023 to improve compliance by the nation’s 14th largest school district with the Family and Medical Leave Act, the district took immediate actions and the benefits for employees quickly showed.

July 19, 2023

Department of Labor recovers $43K in back wages, damages from Paris Baguette franchisee in Santa Clara who denied overtime pay to 16 employees

Sweet Innovation Corp., operating as Paris Baguette

3159 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054

July 19, 2023

US Department of Labor, Trade Representative reach agreement with Mexican government to address labor violations at San Luis Potosí tire plant

WASHINGTON The U.S. and Mexico today announced an agreement on a course of remediation at the Goodyear rubber tire facility in San Luis Potosí in response to a petition filed under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s Rapid Response Labor Mechanism.

July 19, 2023

Department of Labor awards nearly $17M to expand use of Registered Apprenticeships in education, clean energy, other critical industries

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of nearly $17 million in funding contracts to seven organizations to promote Registered Apprenticeships in emerging industries where they have not been scaled traditionally and to continue to expand in industries where they exist currently.

July 19, 2023

Department of Labor awards $65M to help states increase, expand access to Registered Apprenticeships in high-growth, high-demand industries

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of more than $65 million in grants to 45 states to increase their ability to serve, improve and strategically expand their Registered Apprenticeship programs and pre-apprenticeships leading to Registered Apprenticeships to enhance the National Apprenticeship system.

July 19, 2023

US Department of Labor finds Maersk Line Limited retaliated against seaman who reported safety concerns to US Coast Guard

NORFOLK, VA – A federal whistleblower investigation has determined that Maersk Line Limited — one of the world’s leading providers of marine cargo services — suspended and terminated a seaman illegally after the seaman reported numerous safety concerns about a company vessel to the U.S. Coast Guard.

July 18, 2023

Court requires Virginia home care provider, owners to pay about $1.6M in back wages, liquidated damages to 202 employees willfully denied overtime

FAIRFAX, VA – A federal court has directed a Fairfax home care agency and its owners to pay more than $1.6 million in back wages and liquidated damages to 202 home health aides in a consent judgment obtained by the U.S. Department of Labor.

July 17, 2023

El Departamento de Trabajo anuncia una norma que amplía la sumisión de datos sobre lesiones y enfermedades en sectores de alto riesgo

WASHINGTON - El Departamento del Trabajo de EE.UU. ha anunciado hoy una norma definitiva que obligará a determinados empleadores de sectores designados de alto riesgo a presentar electrónicamente a la Administración de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional del Departamento la información sobre lesiones y enfermedades que ya están obligados a mantener.

La norma final entrará en vigor el 1 de enero de 2024 y incluye ahora los siguientes requisitos de presentación:

July 17, 2023

Department of Labor announces rule expanding submission requirements for injury, illness data provided by employers in high-hazard industries

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a final rule that will require certain employers in designated high-hazard industries to electronically submit injury and illness information – that they are already required to keep – to the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

July 17, 2023

Retirement plan fiduciaries to pay more than $124.6M to settle lawsuits brought by Department of Labor, others

NEW YORK – Fiduciaries of a retirement plan sponsored by DST Systems Inc. — including New York City-based investment management firm Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc. — will pay more than $124.6 million to resolve violations of federal law related to their failure to manage the profit-sharing portion of the plan properly.

July 14, 2023

READOUT: Acting Secretary Su, Secretary of the Interior Haaland, EPA Chief of Staff Utech discuss ‘Good Jobs in the Clean Economy’

WASHINGTON At the Department of Labor today, Acting Secretary Julie Su joined Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, Environmental Protection Agency Chief of Staff Dan Utech and other key stakeholders to discuss good jobs in the clean economy and how their agencies will collaborate to create good quality jobs in infrastructure, clean energy, manufacturing and technology as part of the Biden-Harris administration’s “Investing in America” agenda.