May 26, 2022

US Department of Labor to hold listening session for West Coast employers, industry stakeholders on possible revisions to overtime regulations

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Department of Labor will hold an online listening session for West Coast employees, employers and other stakeholders on June 3, 2022, on possible revisions to the regulations that enforce the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime exemptions for executive, administrative and professional employees.

May 26, 2022

US Department of Labor announces date for next meeting of Native American Employment and Training Council

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that the Native American Employment and Training Council will meet on June 22 and 23, 2022 at the department’s Frances Perkins Building in Washington from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT.

May 26, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending May 21, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 210,000, a decrease of 8,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 218,000. The 4-week moving average was 206,750, an increase of 7,250 from the previous week's unrevised average of 199,500.

May 25, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $181K in back wages for Birmingham workers after investigation finds improper claim of overtime pay exemption

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Two Birmingham delivery companies, employed by FedEx Corp. as subcontractors, shortchanged 235 workers after wrongly claiming the workers were not entitled to overtime pay under motor carrier regulations, a U.S. Department of Labor investigation has found.

May 25, 2022

US Department of Labor investigation finds Quicksburg, Virginia, nonprofit failed to pay minimum wage to 40 workers with disabilities

Employer name:

Shen-Paco Industries Inc.

1032 Wissler Road

Quicksburg, VA 22847

Investigation findings:

May 25, 2022

US Department of Labor offers benefits information for current, former nuclear weapons workers, enrolled medical providers at Aiken event

AIKEN, SC – The U.S. Department of Labor will host an outreach event on June 2, 2022, in Aiken to provide information about the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act and help current and former nuclear weapons workers file claims.

This event is open to the public and does not require pre-registration.

WHO:            Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation

May 24, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers more than $168K in back wages, damages for 17 Hattiesburg buffet restaurant workers denied minimum wage

Employer:                              Super King Buffet Inc.

Investigation site:                 4591 Hardy St., Hattiesburg, MS 39402

May 24, 2022

Una investigación federal recupera $77,000 en salarios atrasados para un empleado estatal al que se le denegó erróneamente una licencia médica protegida y se le despidió ilegalmente

ATLANTA - A raíz de una investigación federal, el Departamento de Salud Pública de Georgia ha reincorporado a un empleado de Atlanta sancionado y despedido erróneamente por ausencias protegidas según la ley federal y le ha pagado $77,314 en concepto de salarios atrasados para resolver las infracciones de la Ley de Licencia Médica y Familiar.

May 24, 2022

Federal investigation recovers $77K in back wages for state employee wrongly denied protected medical leave, illegally terminated

ATLANTA – Following a federal investigation, the Georgia Department of Public Health has reinstated an employee in Atlanta wrongly disciplined and terminated for absences protected under federal law and paid them $77,314 in back wages to resolve violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

May 24, 2022

US Department of Labor finds Encore Industries failed to use machine safety procedures leading to fatal injuries of production manager

CAMBRIDGE, OH – As a production manager attempted to clear plastic parts stuck in a thermoforming machine, he became trapped when the machine’s conveyor cycled automatically and was fatally crushed at a Cambridge plastics plant.

May 24, 2022

Residential nursing care facilities management company in Illinois to pay $3M in overtime back wages to 3,024 caregivers after federal investigation

PEORIA, IL – More than 3,000 caregivers at 84 residential nursing care facilities across three Midwestern states must be paid $2,939,576 in back overtime wages by the locations’ Illinois-based management company to resolve violations found in a U.S. Department of Labor investigation.

May 24, 2022

US Department of Labor announces availability of $10.5M in state grant funding to support mine safety, health training, education

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced the availability of more than $10.5 million in fiscal year 2022 state grant funding to provide federally mandated training and retraining of miners and mine operators working at surface and underground coal and metal and nonmetal mines.

May 23, 2022

US government issues business advisory to alert companies, individuals of risks of business with Sudan’s state-owned enterprises, military-controlled companies

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today issued a Business Advisory on Sudan to highlight the growing reputational risks to American businesses and individuals conducting business with Sudanese state-owned enterprises and military-controlled companies. The departments of the Treasury, State and Commerce collaborated in issuing the advisory.

May 23, 2022

US Department of Labor cites Athens lumber manufacturer for ignoring required safety precautions after forklift fatally strikes worker

ATHENS, AL – A federal workplace safety investigation found an employer’s failure to follow federal safety standards contributed to a 45-year-old worker suffering fatal injuries after a forklift struck her as she walked across an Athens lumber shipping yard on Nov. 15, 2021.

May 23, 2022

Illinois construction contractor continues to ignore deadly fall hazards, faces $263K in fines after Park Ridge inspection finds roofers exposed to risks

PARK RIDGE, IL – A Roselle contractor’s history of violating federal safety standards and ignoring safety citations and penalties – and a willingness to expose its workers to serious injuries or worse – continues, as federal inspectors found during their Nov. 8, 2021, investigation at a Park Ridge residential construction site.   

May 23, 2022

US Department of Labor obtains consent judgment directing Baltimore company, owner to restore $148K to 401(k) plan

BALTIMORE – A federal court in Maryland has entered a consent judgment requiring a Baltimore logistics, engineering and management support company and its owner to restore $148,852 in missing contributions and interest to its 401(k) plan.

May 20, 2022

US Marshals arrest Virginia landscaping company owner who failed to comply with federal court orders

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The owner of a Hampton, Virginia, landscaping and snow removal company has been arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service for failing to comply with federal court orders.

May 20, 2022

US Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh to highlight good jobs, worker protections, responsible supply chains with labor ministers in Germany

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh will participate in the Group of 7 Labor and Employment Ministers’ Meeting on May 24 in Wolfsburg, Germany. The G-7 is the premier forum for its democratic, industrial member countries to coordinate economic and security policies.

May 20, 2022

US Department of Labor releases Final Rule on changes for the 2022 Form 5500 Series Annual Return/Report

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration, the IRS and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. today released a Federal Register Notice announcing changes to the Form 5500 Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan and Form 5500-SF Short Form Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan, and related instructions, that apply beginning with 2022 plan year reports.