November 17, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers more than$162K in overtime back pay, damages for Louisiana home healthcare workers denied overtime

Employer name:                     Heaven on Earth Network Inc.

Investigation site:                 3200 Second Ave.

                                                         Lake Charles, LA 70601

November 17, 2022

Court approves judgment ordering two Pennsylvania facilities to pay a total of $513K in back wages, damages to 231 nursing workers denied proper overtime pay

HARRISBURG, PA – The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has approved a consent judgment ordering two central Pennsylvania nursing facilities to pay a total of $256,684 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 231 nursing staff for FLSA violations found during a federal review of the employer’s pay practices.

November 17, 2022

US Department of Labor, state and national brewers align to educate New York employers, protect industry workers

Participants:   Occupational Safety and Health Administration

                         New York State Department of Labor

                         New York State Brewers Association

                         Brewers Association

November 17, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending November 12, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 222,000, a decrease of 4,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 225,000 to 226,000. The 4-week moving average was 221,000, an increase of 2,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 218,750 to 219,000.

November 16, 2022

US Department of Labor issues statement following sentencing of Northeast Carpenters Benefit Funds’ former plan administrator

NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Labor issued the following statement on today’s sentencing of George Laufenberg, former plan administrator of the Northeast Carpenters Benefit Funds, who pleaded guilty on June 3, 2022, to embezzling approximately $140,000 and making false statements to the department.

November 16, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo recupera $1.2 millones en salarios atrasados para 599 trabajadores de servicios de asistencia médica a domicilio empleados por cuatro agencias en Texas, Louisiana.

DALLAS - Los empleadores de la industria de servicios de asistencia médica a domicilio buscan trabajadores dispuestos a trabajar duro y por muchas horas para cumplir las necesidades diarias de atención y vida de los clientes (algunos con movilidad reducida) en la comodidad de sus hogares. Con demasiada frecuencia, el Departamento de Trabajo descubre empleadores como los cuatro proveedores de Texas y Louisiana que no cumplen su parte del trato al no pagar a casi 600 empleados todos los salarios que habían ganado.

November 16, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $1.2M in back wages for 599 home healthcare workers employed by four agencies in Texas, Louisiana

DALLAS – Home healthcare industry employers seek workers willing to work hard and long hours to meet the daily living and care needs of clients – some with limited mobility – in the comfort of their homes. Too often, the U.S. Department of Labor finds employers like four Texas and Louisiana providers who fail to hold up their part of the bargain by not paying nearly 600 employees all the wages they’ve earned.

November 16, 2022

Department of Labor initiative finds violations in 80% of care industry investigations; recovers $28.6M for nearly 25K workers, mostly women

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that an ongoing nationwide effort by its Wage and Hour Division focused on improving compliance by residential care, nursing facilities, home health services and other care-focused industry employers has made significant progress in protecting workers’ rights and protections.

November 14, 2022

READOUT: First Lady, Secretaries Walsh, Cardona, Raimondo kick off National Apprenticeship Week in Chicago


WASHINGTON – First Lady Jill Biden joined Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and met with students, apprentices, teachers and business leaders in the Chicago area to discuss innovative approaches to workforce training and kick off National Apprenticeship Week 2022, Nov. 14-20.

November 14, 2022

US Department of Labor, LAZ Parking California reach agreement to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at Southern California locations

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Department of Labor has entered into a settlement agreement with LAZ Parking California LLC and will pay $320,000 in back wages and interest to 678 affected job seekers to resolve allegations of race- and gender-based hiring discrimination affecting Black and female applicants at its Southern California facilities.

November 14, 2022

US Department of Labor announces nationwide effort to prepare students at Job Corps centers for Registered Apprenticeship programs

WASHINGTON – As the nation marks National Apprenticeship Week, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced an initiative to expand its pre-apprenticeship opportunities for Job Corps students and connect them to Registered Apprenticeship programs.

The effort will allow Job Corps centers throughout the nation to emphasize pre-apprenticeship programs in green energy, healthcare, information technology and other high-growth industry sectors. 

November 14, 2022

US Department of Labor highlights the benefits of Registered Apprenticeships as National Apprenticeship Week 2022 launches

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the kick-off of more than 1,000 events and activities throughout the country as part of the eighth annual National Apprenticeship Week, Nov. 14-20, 2022.

November 14, 2022

US Department of Labor urges vigilance by first responders, recovery crews, public to protect themselves from hazards in tropical storm recovery

ATLANTA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration urges first responders, people in recovery efforts, and residents in areas affected by Tropical Storm Nicole to be aware of the many hazards that flooding, power loss, structural damage, fallen trees and storm debris may create.

November 14, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $47K in back wages, damages for workers shortchanged overtime pay by Beaver County home healthcare agency

Employer:                          5 Caring Hearts LLC

Investigation site:         2110 McLean St., Suite 3

                                                Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

November 10, 2022

US Department of Labor seeking Maryland home healthcare workers who may be owed back wages, damages in $1.13M recovery

PIKESVILLE, MD – The U.S. Department of Labor is trying to locate home healthcare workers employed from April 2020 through March 2022 by a Pikesville company who may be owed part of nearly $1.13 million in back wages and damages the department’s Wage and Hour Division recovered on their behalf.

November 10, 2022

Chicago-area contractor faces $277K in fines for repeated failures to protect roofing employees from exposure to deadly fall hazards

CALUMET CITY, IL Three times in four months, federal safety inspectors observed workers employed by a Calumet City roofing contractor exposed to deadly fall hazards at job sites in Lake Zurich and Wheeling. In each instance, the company’s foremen on site failed to protect workers from known hazards as they did residential framing work on new homes under construction.

November 10, 2022

US Department of Labor awards nearly $2.7M to provide employment, training services for transitioning military, spouses at Fort Hood

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor today announced an incremental award of $2,677,470 to the Texas Workforce Commission to support continued employment and training services for transitioning military service members and their spouses near and at the U.S. Army’s Fort Hood installation.