September 27, 2023

US Department of Labor announce $1M in grants awarded to support mine safety, health awareness; education, training

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $1 million in grants to nine organizations in seven states to support education and training initiatives that will help identify and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around the nation’s mines.

September 27, 2023

US Department of Labor finds Augusta battery manufacturer exposing employees to unsafe lead levels, other hazards

ATLANTA – A federal workplace safety investigation has found an Augusta battery manufacturer exposed employees to unsafe levels of lead, a determination based on personal air monitoring of workers and lead accumulation on respirators and counters in areas where workers took lunch breaks.

September 27, 2023

Department of Labor cites Irvington contractor who exposed roofing workers to fall dangers, other hazards at Hasbrouck Heights work site

IRVINGTON, NJ  Federal workplace safety inspectors have cited an Irvington contractor who exposed employees to potentially deadly falls by allowing them to do roofing work atop a two-story home in Bergen County without required fall protection in March 2023. 

September 27, 2023

US Department of Labor awards $800K to Washington state for employment, training services in Clark, Cowlitz counties to combat state’s opioid crisis

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $800,000 in funding to the Washington State Department of Employment Security to provide for disaster-relief employment and training services for people in southwest Washington communities affected significantly by the health and economic effects of widespread opioid use, addiction and overdose. 

September 27, 2023

Contractor enters into deferred prosecution agreement, agrees to pay $370K for willful safety failures in employee’s 2019 fatal fall in St. Joseph

KANSAS CITY, MO – An Oklahoma construction contractor entered into a deferred prosecution agreement and agreed to pay $370,660 in criminal and civil penalties to avoid federal prosecution on one count of ignoring federal safety regulations that resulted in a worker fatality in St. Joseph in 2019.

September 26, 2023

Flying Food Group will reimburse health plan participants more than $134K for diagnostic deductibles, tobacco surcharges, after federal investigation

CHICAGO – A Chicago food service provider for major airlines has agreed to reimburse $134,222 to participants in the company’s employee health plan after federal investigators found the employer improperly charged employees deductibles for certain diagnostic tests and wrongly imposed tobacco surcharges.

September 26, 2023

Biden-Harris administration awards nearly $94M to train, prepare diverse workforce for good jobs created by ‘Investing in America’ agenda

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of nearly $94 million in grants to support 34 public-private partnerships to provide worker-centered sector strategy training programs in 25 states and the District of Columbia to meet workforce needs created by the Biden-Harris administration’s “Investing in America” agenda.

September 26, 2023

El Departamento de Trabajo encuentra que la franquicia de pizza de Giordano negó salarios ganados legalmente a 24 empleados, paga US$120,000 en salarios atrasados

ORLANDO, FL – Una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. ha recuperado US$120.695 en salarios atrasados de 24 empleados después de que un franquiciado de Orlando de una franquicia de pizza con sede en Chicago negara a los trabajadores salarios por horas extras y pagara a los camareros sólo con propinas. 

September 26, 2023

Department of Labor finds Giordano’s pizza franchise denied legally earned wages to 24 employees, pays $120K in back wages

ORLANDO, FL – A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has recovered $120,695 in back wages for 24 employees after an Orlando franchisee of a Chicago-based pizza franchise denied the workers overtime wages and paid servers only in tips. 

September 26, 2023

US Department of Labor, LabCorp subsidiary enter agreement after compliance review alleged hiring discrimination by federal contractor

INDIANAPOLIS – A subsidiary of LabCorp — a global laboratory services provider — has entered into a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor in which the company will pay $525,000 in back wages and interest to 205 Black and 13 Asian applicants after a routine investigation by the department alleged hiring discrimination by the federal contractor at its Indianapolis facility. 

September 26, 2023

Department of Labor announces annual worst forms of child labor report; launches updated, redesigned tools to combat labor abuses

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the release of the 22nd edition of the “Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor,” which spotlights child labor abuses globally and reviews progress made by some countries to meet their international commitments to eliminate abuses.

September 25, 2023

Department of Labor, Trade Representative request Mexican government review alleged denial of labor rights at Teklas parts plant in Aguascalientes

WASHINGTON – The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s Interagency Labor Committee for Monitoring and Enforcement today requested the government of Mexico review an allegation that workers’ rights are being denied at the Teklas automotive parts plant in Aguascalientes. The U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Trade Representative co-chair the Interagency Labor Committee.

September 25, 2023

Department of Labor announces enforcement, compliance initiative to protect workers from silica exposure in engineered stone fabrication, installation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration today launched a new initiative focused on enhancing enforcement and providing compliance assistance to protect workers in the engineered stone fabrication and installation industries.

September 25, 2023

New York property management company pays $44K in back wages, damages to resolve Staten Island retaliation, overtime, records violations

Employer name:                    Belmont Daniel LP, 276 Fifth Ave., Suite 704-444, New York, New York 10001

Investigation site:                  100 Belmont Place and 101 Daniel Low Terrace, Staten Island, New York 10301

September 25, 2023

El Departamento de Trabajo recupera más de $1.1 millones en salarios atrasados para 238 trabajadores en San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO  Una investigación federal de una empresa con sede en San Antonio ha recuperado más de $1.1 millones en salarios atrasados de 238 empleados cuyo empleador no pagó la nómina en dos ocasiones el 26 de diciembre de 2022 y el 8 de enero de 2023..

September 25, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers $101K in benefits, wages, damages for 51 workers employed on two federally funded projects in California

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $101,287 from two contractors who failed to provide fringe benefits or pay prevailing wages to 51 employees working on federally funded construction projects in Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Diego and in San Joaquin county.

September 25, 2023

Federal investigation of project manager’s death in trench collapse finds Oklahoma contractor exposed employees to workplace hazards

OKLAHOMA CITY – A U.S. Department of Labor workplace safety investigation found that a Caney contractor could have prevented a trench collapse that fatally injured a project manager at a McAlester work site in May 2023.

September 25, 2023

Department of Labor cites Pennsylvania dumpster manufacturer for exposing workers to widespread safety, health hazards

MILTON, PA – U.S. Department of Labor investigations found a Pennsylvania manufacturer of steel containers exposed employees to a wide range of safety and health hazards at its Milton facility.

September 22, 2023

US Department of Labor files suit seeking $181K for 70 nurses, assistants denied overtime after Michigan company misclassifies them as contractors

Employers:    Reliance Staffing LLC; Fahim Uddin, owner

Actions:          Fair Labor Standards Act complaint filing

Courts:           U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan 

September 22, 2023

US Department of Labor begins outreach in Florida for technical support, worker safety in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Idalia

ATLANTA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has begun efforts to provide on-site technical assistance and outreach to help protect workers conducting recovery and response activities in areas of Florida hardest hit by Hurricane Idalia.