January 25, 2023

Department of Labor cites US Postal Service with 16 violations for endangering workers at 3 Tennessee facilities, proposes $350K in penalties

NASHVILLE, TN – The U.S. Department of Labor has found the U.S. Postal Service exposed workers to struck-by, electrical, crushing, fire and other health hazards at facilities in Columbia, Knoxville and Nashville.

January 24, 2023

Fabricante de plásticos se declara culpable de violación deliberada de requisitos de seguridad de OSHA tras la muerte de una trabajadora en 2017

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Una empresa fabricante de plásticos se declaró culpable en una corte federal de Alabama de haber violado deliberadamente requisitos de seguridad ocupacional en el caso de la muerte de una trabajadora de 45 años en Helena en agosto del 2017 que investigó el Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU.

La Sección de Crímenes Ambientales del Departamento de Justicia de EE.UU. y la Oficina del Fiscal del Distrito Norte de Alabama procesaron el caso.

January 24, 2023

Investigation into 41-year-old driver’s death finds two delivery services companies failed to protect workers transporting dry ice in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, AL – In the summer of 2022, onlookers noticed a delivery truck stopped at about 8:15 a.m. one Wednesday morning on the University of Birmingham campus near what would have been the driver’s first drop-off. About two hours later, a passerby saw the driver slumped over and unresponsive.

January 24, 2023

In federal court, Alabama plastics manufacturer pleads guilty to willful safety regulation violation found in 2017 OSHA investigation into worker’s death

BIRMINGHAM, AL – An Alabama plastics manufacturing company has pleaded guilty to a willful violation of workplace safety requirements as part of an agreement filed in federal court spurred initially by a U.S. Department of Labor investigation into a 45-year-old worker’s death in Helena in August 2017.

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Environmental Crimes Section and the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of Alabama prosecuted the case.

January 24, 2023

Child care remains out of financial reach for many families, US Department of Labor data shows

WASHINGTON – The newly launched National Database of Childcare Prices, which provides childcare prices in 2,360 U.S. counties, shows that childcare expenses are untenable for families throughout the country and highlights the urgent need for greater federal investments, the U.S. Department of Labor announced today.

January 24, 2023

US Department of Labor awards $10M in funding to support stronger state labor courts, promote worker rights, protections in Mexico

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of a $10 million cooperative agreement to The Ergo Group to provide assistance to state labor courts in Mexico in protecting worker rights as part of the country’s 2019 labor law reform.

January 23, 2023

US Department of Labor alleges Pigeon Forge, Tennessee hotel operator willfully denied workers full wages, endangered minor-aged employees

Date of action:                       Jan. 17, 2023

Type of action:                      U.S. Department of Labor complaint

Names of defendants:           Pigeon Forge Hospitality LLC; Nimesh Patel

January 23, 2023

US Department of Labor finds lumber company failed to secure, service forklift that fatally struck 18-year-old worker at Arkansas yard

LITTLE ROCK, AR  A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has determined a Carrollton, Texas, lumber supplier and retailer could have prevented the death of an 18-year-old worker who was struck by a forklift at a Rison, Arkansas, worksite in July 2022 by following federal safety requirements.

January 23, 2023

Department of Labor recovers $724K in back wages, damages for 255 workers after Phoenix contractor denied overtime pay, falsified records

PHOENIX – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $724,082 in back wages and damages for 255 employees of an electrical contractor in Phoenix who denied them overtime wages and falsified records.  

January 23, 2023

Federal court forbids Putnam County plant nursery from threatening workers, obstructing US Department of Labor wage investigation

NEW YORK – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting a Patterson nursery and garden supply business, and its president from threatening its employees and obstructing a U.S. Department of Labor investigation.

January 23, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers $244K in back wages, damages for 49 employees of healthcare practice that failed to pay for all hours worked

Employer:  Orlando Health Medical Group Inc. - Operating as Orlando Health Medical Group Urology

Investigation sites: 

303 E. Par St., Orlando, FL 32804 (Headquarters)

865 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont, FL 43711

392 Rinehart Road, Lake Mary, FL 32746

January 20, 2023

US Department of Labor, ElDorado National reach conciliation agreement to resolve alleged hiring discrimination in Riverside, California, location

RIVERSIDE, CA – The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement agreement with ElDorado National to resolve allegations of systemic hiring discrimination affecting white and Asian applicants at its bus manufacturing facility in Riverside, California.

January 19, 2023

Federal court orders Minneapolis healthcare provider to pay $1.6M in back wages, damages to 136 employees, after US Department of Labor investigation

MINNEAPOLIS – The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a consent judgment in federal court requiring a Minneapolis private in-home care provider to pay $1.6 million in back wages and damages, as part of the department’s effort to recover unpaid overtime wages for 136 healthcare workers in the Twin-Cities area.

January 19, 2023

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. lanza la aplicación de “Miner Safety and Health” en español para expandir el acceso a información útil

WASHINGTON – El Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos anunció hoy que su aplicación Miner Safety and Health para iOS y Android que proporciona información oportuna directamente a los mineros ahora está disponible en español.

January 19, 2023

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending January 14, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 190,000, a decrease of 15,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 205,000. The 4-week moving average was 206,000, a decrease of 6,500 from the previous week's unrevised average of 212,500.

January 18, 2023

US, Mexico sign memorandum to protect temporary foreign workers

WASHINGTON – The governments of the U.S. and Mexico signed a memorandum of understanding on Jan. 17, 2023, to strengthen protections for workers participating in temporary foreign worker programs.

January 18, 2023

US Department of Labor awards $325K to provide education, training, supportive services to migrant, seasonal farmworker youth, young adults

WASHINGTON – As much as Americans depend upon young migrant and seasonal farmworkers to supply fruits and vegetables to their households, few may realize the difficulties these workers face on farms throughout the nation.