WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that its Mine Safety and Health Administration will extend the public comment period on proposed amendments to existing federal standards that protect the nation’s miners from health hazards related to workplace exposure of respirable crystalline silica, or silica dust.
PEORIA, IL – The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a judgment in federal court requiring a Peoria dentist to pay $20,000 in back wages for unlawfully terminating a dental assistant who complained about the risk of coronavirus infection, refused a work assignment they believed to be a risk for contracting coronavirus, and discussed workplace safety issues with coworkers.
MINNEAPOLIS – The U.S. Department of Labor has entered into a conciliation agreement with a federal defense contractor to resolve alleged discrimination against Black applicants who applied for assembler positions between 2018 and 2019 at its Burnsville facility.
The partnership will take advantage of employment opportunities made possible by the Biden-Harris administration’s historic investments to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure and promote economic growth.
QUAKERTOWN, PA – A federal court in Pennsylvania has found the general manager of a Quakertown Hampton Inn in civil contempt for violating a February 2023 consent judgment. The contempt order requires the employer to pay $8,750 in back wages, an equal amount in liquidated damages and $500 in interest to affected hotel workers, as well as $2,000 to reimburse the department’s investigative and attorney’s fees.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor will host an information session for current and former nuclear weapons workers and their families employed at covered facilities on the benefits available under the federal Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act on Aug. 16, 2023, in Hamilton, Ohio.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a judgment barring a plan administrator and its CEOShelley Steele from serving as fiduciaries or service providers to any plan covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, amid allegations they improperly paid themselves and affiliated businesses more than $100 million.
MADISON, WI – The U.S. Department of Labor has filed suit against the nation’s largest third-party medical claims administrator for routinely denying healthcare claims for emergency room services and urinary drug screening for at least 2,136 self-funded employee welfare benefit plans.
LEXINGTON, SC - Un tribunal federal ha condenado a un contratista de trabajo de Carolina del Sur (Balcazar Nature Harvesting LLC y sus operadores) después de que una investigación de varios agencias, incluyendo el Departamento de Trabajo de EE.