July 7, 2022

US Department of Labor reminds Delaware employers to protect workers from the dangers of heat illness

PHILADELPHIA, PAAs temperatures and humidity rise in Delaware, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration reminds employers and workers not to ignore the dangers of working in hot weather – indoors and out – and remember, “Water. Rest. Shade.” can be the difference between ending the workday safely or suffering serious conditions or worse.

July 7, 2022

US Department of Labor reminds Southeast employers to protect workers against heat illness’ serious dangers

ATLANTA – As temperatures and the risk of heat illness rise in Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Mississippi, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration reminds employers and workers not to ignore the dangers of working in hot weather – indoors and out. Incorporating water, rest and shade can be the difference between ending the workday safely or suffering serious injuries or worse.

July 7, 2022

Following court order, Indianapolis security company pays $370K in back wages, damages to 215 workers after US Labor Department investigation

INDIANAPOLIS – Overtime wages owed to 215 security professionals who patrol Indianapolis International Airport’s grounds, guard local businesses, and provide round-the-clock traffic control in the area were paid following an investigation and litigation by the U.S. Department of Labor.

July 7, 2022

US Department of Labor awards $121M in Apprenticeship Building America grants to expand, diversify, modernize Registered Apprenticeship programs

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of more than $121 million in Apprenticeship Building America grants to strengthen and modernize Registered Apprenticeship programs and enable workers to find a reliable pathway to the middle class. The department awarded more than $58 million of the total funding to grantees focusing on equity partnerships and pre-apprenticeship activities.

July 7, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending July 2, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 235,000, an increase of 4,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 231,000. The 4-week moving average was 232,500, an increase of 750 from the previous week's unrevised average of 231,750.

July 6, 2022

Dayton home healthcare provider denied $133K in overtime to 63 workers, falsified pay records to mask violations, federal investigation finds

DAYTON, OH – A federal investigation has recovered $133,661 in back wages for 63 workers of a Dayton home healthcare provider who misclassified its employees as independent contractors, denied workers overtime pay and falsified payroll records to hide the violations.

July 6, 2022

US Department of Labor announces $140M in available funding to states to create jobs, provide employment training, services in critical industries

WASHINGTON – As the overall economy continues to rebound from the pandemic, many of the workers most adversely affected – particularly women, people of color, people with disabilities, lower-wage workers and workers from other historically marginalized communities – continue to face persistent challenges with finding quality jobs.

July 6, 2022

US Department of Labor investigation into Temple worker’s partial arm amputation finds employer again ignored machine safety procedures

TEMPLE, TX – A federal workplace safety investigation into how an employee suffered serious injuries in January 2022 at a Temple manufacturing facility operated by Carpenter Co. – one of the nation’s largest cushion manufacturers – found the company had not installed adequate machine guards or locking devices on a hot laminating machine to protect workers from unsafe contact with the machine’s operating parts.

July 6, 2022

US Department of Labor posts process for seeking its support for immigration-related prosecutorial discretion during labor disputes

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today posted a Frequently Asked Questions document to provide workers experiencing a worksite labor dispute with guidance on how to seek the department’s support for their requests to the Department of Homeland Security for immigration-related prosecutorial discretion.  

July 6, 2022

US Department of Labor investigation finds Austin restaurant underpaid young workers, exposed minors to hazardous, prohibited occupations

 

Employer name:                    Maw’s CPS SA LLC

                                                         (Operating as Charley’s Philly Steaks)

Investigation site:                  4001 Sunset Blvd.

                                                          San Angelo, TX 76904

July 6, 2022

US Department of Labor seeks Maine building construction industry’s input for wage survey to establish accurate prevailing wage rates

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is asking Maine’s building construction industry to participate in a survey to help the agency establish prevailing wage rates, as required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA).

July 5, 2022

US Department of Labor investigation recovers $124K for 40 workers of Hampton Beach clothing retailer, assesses $18K in penalties

MANCHESTER, NH – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has recovered $123,750 in back wages and liquidated damages for 40 workers of a Hampton Beach clothing retailer after finding the employer paid some employees cash off the books and paid straight time for overtime for hours over 40 in a workweek.

July 5, 2022

Federal inspection finds Dollar General store in Greencastle again exposes workers to safety hazards despite 2021 citations, penalties

GREENCASTLE, PA – For the second time in a year, the U.S. Department of Labor has cited a Dollar General store in Greencastle for endangering its workers’ safety and continuing the nationwide discount chain’s long history of federal workplace safety violations and penalties.

July 1, 2022

US Department of Labor finds worker suffered serious internal injuries because employer ignored machine safety procedures

SULPHUR SPRINGS, TX – A federal workplace safety investigation found that a temporary worker suffered serious injuries on Jan. 3, 2022, after being struck by a large mold at a Texas concrete polymer manufacturing company. It was determined that the employer failed to install machine guards that would have prevented the incident.

July 1, 2022

Statement by Secretary Walsh on termination of Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers Program

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement regarding the termination of the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers Program:

July 1, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $285K in back wages for 313 workers of two Morton poultry processing plants that denied them their full wages

MORTON, MS Work in a poultry processing plant is hard: the hours are often long and the jobs expose workers to serious safety and health hazards. In return for subjecting themselves to high noise levels, dangerous equipment, slippery floors, hazardous chemicals and biological dangers, and the common risks of musculoskeletal disorders, a Mississippi worker’s mean annual wage is less than $30,000.

June 30, 2022

Following court order, Indianapolis security company pays $370K in back wages, damages to 215 workers after US Labor Department investigation

INDIANAPOLIS – Overtime wages owed to 215 security professionals who patrol Indianapolis International Airport’s grounds, guard local businesses, and provide round-the-clock traffic control in the area were paid following an investigation and litigation by the U.S. Department of Labor.