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. 

September 22, 2023

US Department of Labor investigation of 28-year-old worker’s fatal fall finds Miami Gardens roofing contractor failed to follow safety requirements

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – A federal workplace safety and health investigation has determined a Hialeah roofing contractor could have prevented a 28-year-old employee’s fatal injuries after a 40-foot fall through a commercial roof to a concrete surface below in Miami Gardens in March 2023 by following federal safety standards.

September 22, 2023

US Department of Labor announces $204M in grants to improve capacity, user experience, reliability of unemployment insurance systems

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of more than $204 million in grants to support strengthening and modernizing unemployment insurance systems in 18 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, the grants will also help make these systems more reliable and accessible to users.

September 21, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers more than $947K from Oregon federal contractors who denied full wages, benefits to 213 construction workers

PORTLAND – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $947,547 from four Oregon contractors who failed to pay fringe benefits, prevailing and overtime wages to 213 employees working on federally funded construction projects in Oregon and Washington. 

September 21, 2023

Department of Labor recovers $98K in back wages, damages from residential care provider that misclassified workers, denied overtime pay in Pittsburgh

Employer name:       Sunrise Residential Care Services LLC

Employer address:    8801 Bricelyn St., Pittsburgh, PA 15221

September 21, 2023

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending September 16, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 201,000, a decrease of 20,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 220,000 to 221,000. The 4-week moving average was 217,000, a decrease of 7,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 224,500 to 224,750.

September 20, 2023

Department of Labor recovers $120K in back wages, damages for 60 workers from Las Vegas HVAC, plumbing employer who failed to pay overtime

Employer:    J&K Repair Services LLC

                        6680 Turtle Hill Road

 Las Vegas, NV 89110 

September 20, 2023

Department of Labor recovers more than $1.1M in back wages for 238 water reclamation workers after San Antonio company missed payrolls 

SAN ANTONIO – A federal investigation of a San Antonio-based company has recovered more than $1.1 million in back wages for 238 employees whose employer failed to make payroll on two occasions on Dec. 26, 2022, and Jan. 8, 2023.

 The recovery follows a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigation of Water Energy Services LLC, which provides water reclamation services for the energy industry, that determined the missed payrolls caused minimum wage and overtime violations.

September 20, 2023

Department of Labor finds Georgia company’s safety failures led 19-year-old worker to suffer fatal injuries inside concrete mixer at Cantonment worksite

CANTONMENT, FL – A Georgia-based concrete pipe manufacturer could have prevented a 19-year-old worker from suffering fatal injuries after a concrete mixer restarted while the teen tried to clean the machine’s inside in Cantonment in March 2023.

September 20, 2023

US Department of Labor files lawsuit alleging two Ann Arbor restaurants failed to pay 20 workers $121K in overtime wages

Employers:    Cascabel Ventures LLC 

                         Owner Adam Baru

Actions:          Fair Labor Standards Act complaint filing

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

September 19, 2023

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. alega que los propietarios de la piscifactoría y la planta procesadora en Tunica interfirieron con la investigación salarial federal, solicita una orden de restricción cautelar

Fecha de acción:                    7 de septiembre de 2023

Tipo de acción:                      Queja del Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU., solicitud de orden de restricción cautelar

Nombres de los demandados:          Battle Fish North

September 19, 2023

Tribunal federal ordena a contratista laboral pagar más de $1 millón en salarios y multas tras violar derechos de trabajadores agrícolas

SANTA MARIA, CA – Un tribunal federal emitió una sentencia por consentimiento que ordena a un contratista de mano de obra agrícola de Santa María pagar más de $1 millón en salarios atrasados y multas después de que el Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. encontró que el empleador violó de nuevo las regulaciones del programa de trabajadores agrícolas H-2A.

September 19, 2023

US Department of Labor alleges Tunica fish farm, processing plant, owners interfered with federal wage investigation, seeks temporary restraining order

Date of action:                       Sept. 7, 2023

Type of action:                      U.S. Department of Labor complaint, request for temporary restraining order

Names of defendants:           Battle Fish North

                                                Magnolia Processing Inc.

                                                William Houston Battle Sr. 

September 19, 2023

US Department of Labor awards more than $1.5M in grants to prevent, respond to workplace gender-based violence, harassment

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of more than $1.5 million in grants to support efforts by five community organizations to prevent and respond to gender-based violence and harassment against underserved and marginalized women workers.

September 19, 2023

US Department of Labor announces $12.7M in grants awarded to promote workplace safety, health training, education

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration awarded approximately $12.7 million in grants to 100 non-profit organizations across the nation to support education and training to help workers and employers recognize serious workplace hazards, employ injury prevention and understand workers’ rights and employers’ responsibilities under federal law.