May 6, 2022

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

PHILADELPHIA The U.S. Department of Labor will hold an online listening session with employees, employers and other stakeholders in the Northeast on May 13, 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 6, 2022

Statement by US Secretary of Labor Walsh on April Jobs Report

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement on the April 2022 Employment Situation Report:

May 6, 2022

US Department of Labor, stakeholders sign partnership to train, protect workers from construction hazards at Wisconsin Center Expansion project

MILWAUKEE – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Wisconsin On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program, Gilbane Building Co., C.D. Smith Construction and labor unions are partnering to protect worker safety and health at the Wisconsin Center Expansion project in Milwaukee.

May 6, 2022

Federal court orders four Rhode Island medical practices, owners to pay $175K in wages, damages to 103 underpaid employees

PROVIDENCE, RI – Four Ocean State medical facilities in Providence and West Greenwich, and their owner and operator, will pay $175,000 in back wages and liquidated damages to 103 employees to resolve violations of federal overtime requirements, after an investigation and litigation by the U.S. Department of Labor. The employer will also pay $50,000 in civil money penalties.

May 5, 2022

US Department of Labor cites 2 Georgia construction contractors after Yellow River bridge collapse takes worker’s life

COVINGTON, GA – A federal workplace safety investigation has determined that two companies failed to follow required safety standards that could have prevented a bridge collapse and spared the life of a 33-year-old worker on a demolition project in Covington on Oct. 19, 2021.

May 5, 2022

US Department of Labor seeks temporary restraining order against Huntley restaurant, owners for intimidating workers during federal wage investigation

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a complaint and has asked a federal court to issue a temporary restraining order against a Huntley restaurant and its owners for retaliating and intimidating workers illegally during an investigation by the department’s Wage and Hour Division.

May 5, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending April 30, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 200,000, an increase of 19,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 180,000 to 181,000. The 4-week moving average was 188,000, an increase of 8,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 179,750 to 180,000.

May 4, 2022

US Department of Labor renews ‘Star Level’ designation of Acushnet Company, Custom Operations for workplace safety, health achievements

Participant:   Acushnet Company, Custom Operations. New Bedford, Massachusetts

May 4, 2022

US Department of Labor investigation finds Arizona landscaping company denied full wages, retaliated against workers

PHOENIX – Following a U.S. Department of Labor investigation that found a Phoenix-area landscaping company and its owner used illegal pay practices, lied to investigators and intimidated workers, a consent judgment has been entered in federal court to recover back wages and damages for employees and hold the employer accountable.

May 4, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $143K in wages for 90 workers in New Orleans whose employer denied them overtime

Employer name:                    United Cerebral Palsy of Greater New Orleans Inc.

Investigation site:                  New Orleans, Louisiana

May 4, 2022

US Department of Labor issues willful citations to Edmond asphalt, concrete paving contractor after investigation into 18-year-old worker’s fatal injury

OKLAHOMA CITY – Federal workplace safety investigators found that a construction company’s failure to prevent sudden start-up of a conveyor system contributed to an 18-year-old worker’s fatal injuries after he was pulled into a hot asphalt silo as he tried to remove debris from the conveyor in Oklahoma City on Nov. 2, 2021.

May 4, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $77K in wages, damages for restaurant workers denied overtime at nine Arkansas and Missouri locations

Employer name:                    3Pointe Restaurant Group Holdings LLC

Investigation sites:               4507 W Walnut St., Rogers, AR 72756

                                                        1049 N Salem Road, Fayetteville, AR 72704

                                                        6800 W Sunset Ave., Springdale, AR 72762

May 4, 2022

US Department of Labor will hold listening session for Midwest workers, advocates, union representatives on possible revisions to overtime regulations

CHICAGO The U.S. Department of Labor is holding a series of listening sessions with employees and their stakeholders 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 3, 2022

US Department of Labor, LinkedIn Corp. enter agreement to resolve alleged pay discrimination on behalf of 686 female workers in California

SAN FRANCISCO The U.S. Department of Labor and LinkedIn Corp. have entered into a conciliation agreement to resolve allegations of systemic, gender-based pay discrimination by the operator of employment-oriented websites and mobile apps at its San Francisco and Sunnyvale, California, facilities.

May 3, 2022

US Department of Labor invites federal construction industry contractors, workers, other stakeholders to online forum on wage compliance, other issues

WHO:           U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division

WHAT:          Construction and Government Contracting Forum

WHEN:         May 17 and 18, 2022

May 3, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $94K in back wages, damages for 33 underpaid employees of Las Vegas construction company

LAS VEGAS – A federal investigation has recovered $94,112 in back wages and liquidated damages for 33 workers of a Las Vegas construction company that denied them overtime wages by misclassifying the workers as independent contractors. The investigation also found that the employer denied a worker sick leave in violation of the Family First Coronavirus Response Act.

May 3, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $87K in wages for pest control technicians denied overtime in Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas

Employer name:                    Arrow Pest Control of Baton Rouge Inc.,

                                                      doing business as Arrow Termite and Pest Control Co.

Investigation site:                  Baton Rouge, Louisiana

May 3, 2022

US Department of Labor announces $8M funding availability to advance equitable, inclusive workforce service delivery for people with disabilities

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of $8 million in funding over four years to manage the Leadership for the Employment and Economic Advancement of People with Disabilities Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Policy Development Center.