July 11, 2023

Labor Department seeking over 1,300 current, former workers at Arizona auto parts distributor, delivery company to repay over $5.6M in back wages, damages

PHOENIX – The U.S. Department of Labor is seeking people now or once employed by a national auto parts distributor and its delivery company who may be owed their share of more than $5.6 million in back wages and damages recovered on behalf of more than 1,300 drivers.

July 11, 2023

US Department of Labor awards $800K to continue employment, training services for coastal communities in 6 counties affected by layoffs in Maine

WASHINGTONThe U.S. Department of Labor today announced an incremental award of $800,000 to Coastal Counties Workforce Inc. to provide continued employment and training services to dislocated workers affected by continuing layoffs in six counties.

July 11, 2023

Department of Labor finds Newark contractor willfully exposed workers to fall hazards in 6 inspections in three months, proposes $333K in fines

MARLTON, NJ – A series of inspections by the U.S. Department of Labor has found a Newark-based construction contractor defying federal safety regulations by exposing employees to more than 20 violations, including potentially deadly falls, at six southern and central New Jersey work sites in early 2023.

July 11, 2023

US Labor Department recovers $251K in back wages for 27 workers after finding West Columbia restaurant kept tips, failed to pay overtime

Employer:                             Happy China Buffet Inc.

                                               2515 Sunset Blvd.

                                               West Columbia, SC 29169

July 10, 2023

US Department of Labor recognizes Idaho agricultural chemical company continuous workplace safety record, renews ‘Star’ designation


AMVAC Chemical Corp.

410 Simpkin Lane

Marsing, Idaho

July 10, 2023

Investigators find Cheney contractor exposed employees to potentially fatal hazards as two workers avoid tragedy in Salina trench collapse

SALINA, KS ‒ In a trench 9 feet below the surface, a worker employed by Precision Plumbing LLC was connecting a plumbing line to the municipal sewer in Salina in January when he was buried under dirt and rocks after a trench wall collapsed.

July 7, 2023

US Department of Labor notifies Louisiana mine operator that Pattern of Violations exists at Gramercy Operation mine

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that its Mine Safety and Health Administration has notified Atalco Gramercy LLC, the operator of Gramercy Operation in Gramercy, Louisiana, that a pattern of violations of mandatory health or safety standards under section 104(e) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act exists.

July 7, 2023

Texas equipment, tool supplier earns ‘Star’ designation for excellence in workplace safety, health management at Alvarado facility

Participants:  Wagner Smith Equipment Company

                        5701 Highpoint Parkway

                        Burleson, TX 76028

July 7, 2023

Statement by Acting Secretary of Labor Su on June jobs report

WASHINGTON – U.S. Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su issued the following statement on the June 2023 Employment Situation report:

July 7, 2023

Una agencia de atención a la salud en el hogar de Virginia y sus propietarios pagan $604,000 en concepto de salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios después de que una investigación federal descubriera que se solicitaba al personal, incorrectamente, que...

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. ha recuperado más de $604,000 en concepto de salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios para 50 integrantes de personal de una agencia de atención a la salud en el hogar de Virginia Beach que solicitaba ilegalmente al personal que renunciara a su derecho a recibir pagos por las horas extras trabajadas.

July 7, 2023

Nationwide food manufacturer agrees to companywide compliance with child labor laws after investigation finds 2 teens employed illegally in Minnesota

CHANDLER, MN – A federal court in Minnesota has entered a consent judgment that requires a national food manufacturing company to comply with the federal child labor laws at all of its production facilities and warehouses nationwide, and to take significant steps to comply with these laws in the future.

July 6, 2023

Department of Labor again cites Paramount Builders for endangering employees’ safety, health at work sites across American Samoa

PAGO PAGO, AS ‒ A Pago Pago building construction company’s long history of violations of federal workplace safety and health laws continued after inspections at two American Samoa work sites where the employer exposed workers to numerous dangerous hazards.

July 6, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers $88K in back wages, damages for 127 workers at 13 Vicari Restaurant Group Detroit-area locations

DETROIT – The operator of 20 Detroit-area restaurants has paid $88,020 in back wages and damages to 127 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found the employer denied workers at 13 locations their full wages and allowed a minor-aged employee to work longer and later than legally permitted.

July 6, 2023

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending July 1, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 248,000, an increase of 12,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 3,000 from 239,000 to 236,000. The 4-week moving average was 253,250, a decrease of 3,500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised down by 750 from 257,500 to 256,750.

July 5, 2023

CORRECTED: Federal investigation into 20-year-old worker’s death in Alabama finds sawmill operator again ignored machine safety requirements

TROY, AL – For the third time since 2020, the operator of sawmills in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi failed to follow federal workplace safety standards across its organization, resulting in a worker fatality at its Alabama facility and a U.S. Department of Labor investigation.

July 3, 2023

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. expresa sus condolencias a las familias de cuatro lideres sindicales hondureños asesinados

WASHINGTON – La Subsecretaria del Departamento de Trabajo de Estados Unidos para Asuntos Internacionales Thea Lee ha emitido el siguiente comunicado referente a los asesinatos en Choloma, Honduras, el 24 de junio del 2023: