February 24, 2022

Solicitor of Labor Files Brief Supporting its Broad Authority to Subpoena Documents in Employee Retirement Income Security Act Investigations

Date of action:                       February 18, 2022

Type of action:                      Appellee brief

Names of respondents:         Alight Solutions LLC

February 24, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $2K in back wages, damages; assesses $7K in penalties for violations by three Jacksonville pizzerias

JACKSONVILLE, FL – The miscalculation of overtime wages and child labor violations have taken a slice of the profits from the operator of three Jacksonville pizzerias, following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor.

February 24, 2022

Franquiciado de McDonald’s pagará $25,000 en multas por violaciones de trabajo infantil en tres sucursales de Santa Ana, California

SAN DIEGO – Un franquiciado de McDonald’s pagará $25,920 en multas luego de que una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. descubriera que el empleador asignó a empleados menores de edad trabajos peligrosos en tres ubicaciones de Santa Ana, en violación de las leyes de trabajo infantil.

February 24, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending February 19, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 232,000, a decrease of 17,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 248,000 to 249,000. The 4-week moving average was 236,250, a decrease of 7,250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 243,250 to 243,500.

February 23, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. descubre que un operador de restaurantes de Jacksonville debe $118,042 a 10 trabajadores por violaciones del salario mínimo y horas extras

JACKSONVILLE, FL - El Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos ha recuperado $118,042 en concepto de salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios liquidados a 10 empleados de un operador de restaurantes de Jacksonville que obligaba a los camareros a trabajar sólo por las propinas, negaba el pago de horas extras y no mantenía registros precisos de las horas que los empleados trabajaban.

February 23, 2022

Federal judge affirms US Department of Labor citations, penalties against Bergen County construction contractor for willfully exposing workers to falls

PALISADES PARK, NJ – An administrative law judge with the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission affirmed willful, repeat and serious citations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to Framing Specialist Inc., a Palisades Park construction contractor, who exposed workers to fall and safety hazards at two Bergen County work sites.

February 23, 2022

US Department of Labor seeks nominations for member of Workforce Information Advisory Council

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor invites interested parties to submit nominations for individuals to serve on the federal Workforce Information Advisory Council and announces the procedures for those nominations.

February 23, 2022

US Department of Labor announces Tennessee Valley Authority training program, partnership at Memphis’ Hooks Job Corps Center

MEMPHIS, TN – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a partnership between the Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center and the Tennessee Valley Authority to provide technical expertise and training to students and establish a pipeline of trained and skilled workers for the electric utility corporation’s service area.

February 23, 2022

US Department of Labor announces Apprenticeship Building America program, $113M in available funds to strengthen, modernize Registered Apprenticeships

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a grant program to strengthen, modernize, expand and diversify its Registered Apprenticeship Program to enable more workers to earn while they learn and find reliable pathways to the middle class.

February 23, 2022

US Department of Labor files complaint against Georgia hotels, owner who allegedly violated federal wage laws, retaliated against workers

Date of action:                       Feb. 22, 2022

Type of action:                      Complaint

Court:                                     U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Gainesville Division

February 23, 2022

US Department of Labor finds Jacksonville restaurant operator owes $118K to 10 workers amid minimum wage, overtime violations

JACKSONVILLE, FL – The U.S. Department of Labor has found $118,042 in back wages and liquidated damages due to 10 employees of a Jacksonville restaurant operator who forced servers to work for tips alone, denied overtime wages to others and failed to keep accurate records of the hours employees worked.

February 23, 2022

US Department of Labor recognizes Montana hydroelectric plant

WOLF CREEK, MT – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has certified NorthWestern Energy’s Holter Hydroelectric Plant in Wolf Creek as a “Star” worksite in the agency’s Voluntary Protection Programs, the highest level of recognition for workplace safety and health excellence.

February 23, 2022

McDonald’s franchisee to pay $25K in penalties for child labor violations

SAN DIEGO – A McDonald’s franchisee has agreed to pay $25,920 in civil money penalties after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found the employer assigned minor-aged employees at three Santa Ana locations hazardous work in violation of child labor laws.

February 22, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recupera $63,000 en salarios atrasados para 17 gerentes de restaurantes a quienes se les negó injustamente el pago de horas extras

FORT WAYNE, IN - El operador de siete restaurantes del área de Fort Wayne estafó a 17 de sus gerentes cuando se determinó que el salario que les pagaba era insuficiente para eximir al empleador de su obligación de pagar horas extras. Esto implicó una violación de los requisitos de pago de horas extras cuando los empleados trabajaban más de 40 horas en una semana laboral, según descubrió una investigación del Departamento Laboral de EE. UU.

February 22, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $63K in back wages for 17 restaurant managers wrongly denied overtime

FORT WAYNE, IN – The operator of seven Fort Wayne area restaurants shortchanged 17 of its managers when the salary it paid was determined to be insufficient to relieve the employer of its overtime obligations. This led to a violation of overtime pay requirements when employees worked more than 40 hours in a workweek, a U.S. Department of Labor investigation has found.

February 22, 2022

Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recupera $159,000 en salarios no pagados tras investigación a una granja de papas de Idaho

BANCROFT, ID – Trabajadores viajan con frecuencia cientos y hasta miles de millas desde sus países de origen hasta EE.UU. para realizar trabajo temporal, especialmente en la industria agrícola. Su labor es vital para el suministro de alimentos a la nación, y dejan sus hogares y familias confiados que sus empleadores cumplirán con los requisitos del programa H-2A que protege sus salarios y bienestar.

February 22, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $159K in unpaid wages after investigation finds Idaho potato farm shortchanged, threatened agricultural workers

BANCROFT, ID – Guest workers often travel hundreds, if not thousands of miles from their native countries to the U.S. to perform seasonal work, much of it in the agricultural industry. Their work is vital to the nation’s food supply, and they leave their homes and families under the belief that their employer will comply with the requirements of the H-2A program that protect their wages and well-being.

February 18, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $259K in overtime back wages for 330 Michigan healthcare workers

GRAND RAPIDS, MIEvery day, millions of careworkers tend to the vital needs of people in communities nationwide. They work long hours and put themselves at risk amid the pandemic, yet they are among the nation’s lowest paid workers. Their jobs are made even more difficult when employers fail to pay them all their rightfully earned wages.

February 18, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $61K for 39 workers after investigation finds improper use of Concord restaurant’s tip pool

MANCHESTER, NH – A recent investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found Dos Amigos Burritos LLC, a Concord restaurant operator, improperly included managers in its tip pool. The investigation led to the recovery of $61,788 in tips and liquidated damages for 39 employees to rectify the violation and compensate them properly.