February 16, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $137,838 in wages, damages For 71 home health care workers denied overtime

Employer name:        Lubbock Essential Home Health Care Inc., operating as Essential Home Health

Investigation site:      Lubbock, Texas

February 16, 2022

US Department of Labor offers online compliance webinar for federal contractors, stakeholders, workers amid Bipartisan Infrastructure Law investments

WASHINGTON – The historic investment in our nation’s aging infrastructure made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – signed by President Biden on Nov. 15, 2021 – will have a significant impact on those involved in federal construction contracts. 

February 15, 2022

Federal investigators find Texas residential builder owed $163K in overtime to employees

FRISCO, TX – A Frisco residential builder received a hefty bill for unpaid overtime wages following a U.S. Department of Labor investigation.  

February 15, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $79K in wages for 39 healthcare workers serving individuals with disabilities in Louisiana

Employer name:                    Touch of Grace Services LLC

                                                 Touch of Grace ADHC/LTC LLC

Investigation site:                  Natchitoches, Louisiana

February 15, 2022

US Department of Labor certifies Molson Coors’ beverage container manufacturing facility as Voluntary Protections Program ‘Star’ site

Participant:   Molson Coors

Address:         Rocky Mountain Metal Container End Plant

                        Golden, Colorado

February 15, 2022

US Department of Labor announces proposed rule to update powered industrial trucks standard for general industry, construction

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor announced today a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to improve worker safety and health by ensuring the agency’s general industry and construction industry rules reflect current industry practice and state-of-the-art technology.

February 14, 2022

Dos empleadores agrícolas de Turlock, California, pagaron de menos a los trabajadores, los transportaron y alojaron de manera insegura

TURLOCK, CA – Con demasiada frecuencia, investigadores federales descubren que trabajadores del extranjero traídos a EE.UU. no reciben los derechos y protecciones que les corresponden por ley. Empleadores no les pagan como requiere la ley, los transportan en vehículos inseguros y los alojan en viviendas hacinadas y en condiciones peligrosas.

February 14, 2022

US Department of Labor seeks public comment on changes to program for employment of seniors in community service

WASHINGTON – In response to the March 25, 2020, reauthorization of the Older Americans Act through the Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor today published two notices to revise its Senior Community Service Employment Program regulations to conform to the changes

February 14, 2022

US Department of Labor sues Florida security contractor who terminated worker who raised coronavirus, firearm storage safety concerns

PORT ARTHUR, TX – The U.S. Department of Labor has filed suit against a Florida security contractor that terminated a worker after they raised concerns in a work group chat on a secure messaging app about safe firearm storage and coronavirus-related workplace hazards, including a lack of physical distancing and other potential exposure risks.

February 14, 2022

Two Turlock, California agricultural employers shortchanged workers; transported, housed them unsafely, federal investigation finds

TURLOCK, CA – Too often, federal investigators find foreign-born workers brought to the U.S. fail to receive the rights and protections they are legally due. Employers don’t pay them as the law requires, and transport them in unsafe vehicles and house them in overcrowded – and sometimes hazardous – conditions. Employers who exploit these workers gain an unfair advantage over industry competitors and lower standards for domestic workers.

February 14, 2022

US Department of Labor awards $2.9M to assist clean-up, recovery after northern California’s 2021 wildfires

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced an initial award of $2,968,350 to support disaster-relief employment for individuals to assist with cleanup and recovery efforts, and to provide employment and training services in northern California after devastating wildfires between July and October 2021, which burned extensively throughout the national forests there.

February 14, 2022

US Department of Labor cites employer – involved in 2021 double fatality in downtown Boston – for new trench violations at East Boston worksite

BOSTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the employer involved in a February 2021 double fatality at a downtown Boston worksite and his successor company again for failing to provide employees with essential and required safeguards, this time at an East Boston residential construction site.  

February 11, 2022

Statement by US Secretary of Labor Walsh on International Labour Organization report citing serious situation in Xinjiang

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement on the International Labour Organization’s Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations report:

February 11, 2022

Federal court orders Weymouth restaurant, owner, to pay $345K in back wages, damages to 13 workers denied overtime, earned tips

BOSTON – An order issued by a federal judge in Massachusetts, has fully granted the U.S. Department of Labor’s motion for summary judgment regarding numerous violations of federal law by a Weymouth restaurant and its owner that deprived workers of their hard-earned wages and tips.

February 10, 2022

US Department of Labor seeks to advance equity for Black women facing lower wages, less opportunity exacerbated by the pandemic

CHICAGO ‒ Those questioning the need for equity among Black women in the workforce should look no further than a 2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics’ survey that found they earn just 63 cents for every dollar white men earn, and that they experienced a nearly 5 percent rate of job loss during the pandemic.

February 10, 2022

¿Fue usted un oficial del Departamento de Policía de Puerto Rico entre 2010 y 2014? El Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos puede tener salarios atrasados que se le deben

SAN JUAN, PR – El Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos está buscando a 287 ex-oficiales u oficiales actuales del Negociado de Policía de Puerto Rico, que trabajaron para el negociado entre el 13 de junio de 2010 y agosto 31 de 2014, y que se les deben salarios atrasados como parte de una orden judicial federal del 2016.

February 10, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $61K in overtime back wages for 60 laborers at Livonia, Michigan, employer

LIVONIA, MI – By misclassifying 60 employees as independent contractors, a Detroit-area employer denied them their full wages and benefits and important protections under federal law – a situation now remedied by a U.S. Department of Labor investigation.

February 10, 2022

Were you a Puerto Rico Police Department officer between 2010 and 2014? US Department of Labor may have back wages you’re owed

SAN JUAN, PR – The U.S. Department of Labor is seeking 287 former or current officers of the Puerto Rico Police Department, who worked for the department between June 13, 2010, and Aug. 31, 2014, and are owed back wages as part of a 2016 federal court order.