July 12, 2022

US Department of Labor seeks New Hampshire heavy construction industry employers’ input for survey to establish accurate prevailing wage rates

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

July 11, 2022

Federal investigation recovers $353K in back wages, liquidated damages for 79 sales associates denied overtime by two Metro by T-Mobile operators

ELIZABETH, NJ – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $353,945 in back wages and liquidated damages for 79 sales associates at 12 New Jersey T-Mobile locations whose owners willfully denied the employees overtime wages for hours over 40 in workweek.

July 11, 2022

Ohio resident sentenced to six months in prison, ordered to repay $254,116 in stolen pension funds, Social Security benefits

COLUMBUS, OHIO – A federal judge sentenced Cindy Hardway – a Newark, Ohio resident – to six months in prison on July 8, 2022, after she pleaded guilty to one count of theft of public money and one count of theft or embezzlement from an employee benefit plan. Hardway’s guilty plea comes after she collected $254,116 from her deceased father’s pension fund and Social Security following his death in 2005.

July 11, 2022

US Department of Labor implements ‘Weekend Work’ initiative to conduct random safety inspections to protect construction workers from fall hazards

DENVER – To target one of the construction industry’s most dangerous hazards – falls from elevation – the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a new initiative to conduct safety investigations on weekends in select counties in Colorado’s Front Range, Montana, and South Dakota.

July 11, 2022

Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recupera $82K en horas extra, compensación por daños para empleados de restaurante del sur de California

Empleador:                                        Zapopan Mexican Food

Lugar de investigación:                    14207 Palm Drive Suite 102

July 11, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recupera $166,000 en salarios atrasados para 106 trabajadores calificados erróneamente como contratistas independientes por una compañía de servicios automotrices de Houston

HOUSTON - Una investigación federal ha recuperado $166,435 en salarios atrasados para 106 trabajadores de una empresa de Houston que los clasificó erróneamente como contratistas independientes, lo que privó a los trabajadores de sus beneficios y salarios completos, incluidas las horas extras.

July 11, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $166K in back wages for 106 workers misclassified as independent contractors by Houston auto services company

HOUSTON – A federal investigation has recovered $166,435 in back wages for 106 workers of a Houston company that misclassified them as independent contractors, which deprived the workers of their full benefits and wages, including overtime.

July 11, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $82K in overtime back wages, liquidated damages for underpaid Southern California restaurant workers

Employer:                                          Zapopan Mexican Food

Investigation site:                              14207 Palm Drive Suite 102

Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

July 8, 2022

US Department of Labor investigation recovers $126K for 95 Indiana home healthcare workers after employer fails to pay travel time

FORT WAYNE, IN – A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has found an Indiana provider of home healthcare services violated federal law when it failed to pay workers for time spent driving between clients’ homes, leading to the department’s recovery of $126,162 in back wages for 95 workers.

July 8, 2022

Court injunction prohibits Virginia healthcare provider from obstructing federal investigation, retaliating against employees who cooperate

NORFOLK, VA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has issued a preliminary injunction against a Chesapeake home healthcare provider to prevent the employer from obstructing a U.S. Department of Labor investigation, retaliating against employees who cooperate with investigators and  demanding kickbacks of back wages assessed by the department’s Wage and Hour Division.

July 8, 2022

Statement by US Secretary of Labor Walsh on June Jobs Report

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement on the June 2022 Employment Situation Report:

July 7, 2022

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

PHILADELPHIA, PAAs temperatures and humidity rise in Western Pennsylvania, 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 Southeastern Pennsylvania employers to protect workers from the dangers of heat illness

PHILADELPHIA, PAAs temperatures and humidity rise in Southeastern Pennsylvania, 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 Pennsylvania employers to protect workers from the dangers of heat illness

PHILADELPHIA, PAAs temperatures and humidity rise in Northeastern Pennsylvania, 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 Central Pennsylvania employers to protect workers from the dangers of heat illness

PHILADELPHIA, PAAs temperatures and humidity rise in Central Pennsylvania, 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 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.