May 18, 2023

Hawaii restaurant’s managers pocketed employees’ tips illegally, leading US Department of Labor to recover $91K for 35 workers

HONOLULU – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $91,097 in unpaid wages and liquidated damages for workers employed by a Kapolei restaurant that allowed its managers to pocket some of the tips earned by its servers, cooks and kitchen helpers.

May 18, 2023

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending May 13, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 242,000, a decrease of 22,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 264,000. The 4-week moving average was 244,250, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week's unrevised average of 245,250.

May 18, 2023

US Department of Labor again finds resin manufacturer exposing employees to respiratory hazards, risk of explosion at Kenton facility

KENTON, OH ‒ In certain concentrations, flammable vapors can ignite, leading to powerful explosions and leaving workers seriously injured or worse. For workers manufacturing plastic resin, the high heat used in the production process increases the risks.

May 17, 2023

US Department of Labor welcomes 98 new Apprenticeship Ambassadors to promote, expand, diversify Registered Apprenticeship

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the latest 98 additions to the 205 organizations already serving as Apprenticeship Ambassadors to help the department promote and support Registered Apprenticeship opportunities nationwide.

May 17, 2023

US Department of Labor places New Jersey manufacturer in Severe Violator Enforcement Program after worker suffers serious, preventable amputation

BURLINGTON, NJ – An employee’s first day of work at a southern New Jersey manufacturing facility ended tragically when he suffered the amputation of three fingers while operating a press brake without required safety guards, similar to violations cited by federal safety investigators at the facility in 2010 and 2015.

May 17, 2023

READOUT: First Lady Jill Biden, White House officials help kick off three-day US Department of Labor national workforce development event

WASHINGTON – On May 16, 2023, the U.S. Department of Labor welcomed more than 500 key stakeholders to connect with partners from across the broader workforce ecosystem at “ETA Vision 2030: Investing in America’s Workforce,” a three-day event aimed at leveraging the Biden-Harris administration’s investments in infrastructure, climate, and advanced manufacturing sectors to develop talent pipelines and create pathways to good jobs for workers across America.

May 17, 2023

US Department of Labor finds contractor exposed workers to trench hazards after investigation into 23-year-old worker’s fatality in Aurora

AURORA, CO – In late December 2022, an unprotected trench at an Aurora residential worksite collapsed and fatally injured a 23-year-old employee, a tragedy that a Brighton sewer and water contractor could have prevented by using required protections against a leading cause of industry deaths.

May 17, 2023

US Department of Labor, Permaswage reach agreement to resolve gender pay discrimination, disability discrimination at Gardena, California, facility

GARDENA, CA – The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement agreement with a federal contractor that manufactures aircraft components for several federal agencies and the U.S.

May 17, 2023

US Department of Labor finds Colorado contractor exposing workers to trench cave-ins, including one that caused teenager’s fatal injuries

DENVER – When federal workplace safety inspectors opened an investigation in March 2023 of an excavation worksite in Fort Collins, they determined GoldStar Excavation and Sewer was still ignoring the same federal safety standards that could have prevented a trench collapse in Greeley in the summer of 2022 that led to the death of a teenaged company employee.

May 17, 2023

US Department of Labor, Shipbuilders Council of America renew alliance to promote safe, healthful workplaces in Mid-Atlantic shipyard industry

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Shipbuilders Council of America and its associate members have renewed an alliance to continue protecting the Mid-Atlantic region’s shipbuilding workers from workplace safety and health hazards. 

May 17, 2023

Department of Labor recovers $167K for Oregon farmworkers whose employer misused exemption to deny overtime pay

PORTLAND, OR – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $167,179 in back wages and liquidated damages for 43 workers employed by an Oregon agricultural grower and manufacturer who failed to pay overtime to the workers, some of whom worked as many as 75 hours per week.

May 17, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers $186K in back wages for 52 workers denied overtime pay by Bismarck security services provider

Employer:        10-Code, LLC

                          201 Slate Drive Suite #6

                          Bismarck, ND

May 17, 2023

US Department of Labor fines Topgolf USA Oregon location for allowing minor-aged employees to work on prohibited tasks

Employer:                                          Topgolf USA Hillsboro LLC

Investigation sites:                            5505 NE Huffman St.

                                                            Hillsboro, OR  97124

May 17, 2023

US Department of Labor will make $15M in funding available to support training needed to access good jobs in high-demand careers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of $15 million in grants to help address challenges the workforce system faces in training people for good jobs in critical sectors including care, climate resiliency, and hospitality.

May 16, 2023

US Department of Labor cites 2 employers after workers show elevated levels of inorganic arsenic at Georgia chemical manufacturing facility

CONLEY, GA – A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has found that two companies operating at a Conley wood treatment chemical manufacturing facility exposed workers to chemical hazards.

May 16, 2023

El Departamento de Trabajo presenta una denuncia contras algunas empresas de seguridad por clasificar de manera errónea a guardias de seguridad de en Puerto Rico


Fecha de la acción:               3 de abril de 2023

Tipo de acción:                      Denuncia:

Nombres de los acusados:    EM Policía Privada Inc.; su sucesora Vigilancia Virtual y Policía Privada LLC; Israel Martínez Gutiérrez, de forma individual, Carmen Hernandez Rosa, de forma individual; y Daniel Vargas, de forma individual.

May 16, 2023

Department of Labor files complaint against security companies for misclassifying security guards in Puerto Rico

Date of action:                       April 3, 2023

Type of action:                      Complaint

Names of defendants:           EM Policia Privada Inc.; its successor Vigilancia Virtual y Policia Privada LLC; Israel Martínez Gutiérrez, individually Carmen Hernandez Rosa, individually; and Daniel Vargas, individually.

May 15, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers $301K in back wages, damages after investigators find Fort Lee restaurant shortchanged 63 workers

FORT LEE, NJ The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered more than $300,000 in back wages and liquidated damages for 63 workers at a Fort Lee restaurant after an investigation found the employer’s pay practices violated federal minimum wage and overtime regulations.