October 31, 2023

US Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board sign agreement to strengthen information-sharing, outreach on whistleblower protections

WASHINGTONThe U.S. Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board today announced that the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the board have signed an agreement to strengthen the agencies’ partnership and outline procedures for information-sharing, referrals, training and outreach that explain federal anti-retaliation protections.

October 31, 2023

Subsidiary of Kimball International Inc. agrees to pay $132K in back wages, interest to resolve alleged hiring discrimination in Kentucky

DANVILLE, KY – A Kentucky furniture manufacturer has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor in which the employer will pay $132,500 in back wages and interest to 201 applicants for product assembly positions to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at its Danville location. 

October 31, 2023

Department of Labor finds Portland employer illegally terminated worker with serious health condition after failing to recognize circumstances

Employer:      Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt LLC

                        3750 NW Yeon Ave.

October 31, 2023

Federal contractor agrees to pay $402K in back wages, interest to resolve alleged hiring discrimination found in federal review

MIAMI – The U.S. Department of Labor has entered in a conciliation agreement with a global distributor of inventory solutions for aerospace original equipment manufacturers to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination affecting more than 100 Black and white job applicants at a Doral work site.

October 31, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers $72K from coffee shop operators who operated illegal tip pool, withheld 34 employees’ tips in Louisville

Employers:    Wiltshire Pantry Inc., 1310 East Breckinridge St., Louisville, KY 40204

Wiltshire Bakery and Café Highlands, 901 Barret Ave., Louisville, KY 40204

Wiltshire Bakery and Café Downtown, 605 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202

Wiltshire At The Speed, 2035 S. Third St., Louisville, KY 40208

October 31, 2023

US Department of Labor again cites Jacksonville residential roofing contractor for exposing workers to fall hazards, proposes $72K in penalties

Employer:       

Brayden Roofing Specialists LLC

4728 Brierwood Road

Jacksonville, FL 32257

October 31, 2023

US Department of Labor announces proposed rule to protect retirement savers’ interests by updating definition of investment advice fiduciary

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that its Employee Benefits Security Administration has proposed a retirement security rule updating the definition of an investment advice fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

October 30, 2023

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. recupera US$391.000 en salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios para 31 trabajadores a quienes el empleador de Columbia les negó el salario mínimo y las horas extras

Read this news release in English.

Employers:                            Garibaldi Restaurant LLC, operating as Garibaldi Mexican Restaurant

                                                285 Columbiana Drive, Columbia, SC 29212

October 30, 2023

Statement by Acting Secretary Su on third tentative agreement between the United Auto Workers and major US auto companies

WASHINGTON – Acting Secretary of Labor Julie A. Su released the following statement today after a tentative labor agreement was reached between the United Auto Workers and General Motors:  

October 30, 2023

US Department of Labor, Office of US Trade Representative announce successful resolution of denial of rights petition at Mexican air cargo carrier

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor and the Office of the Trade Representative today announced that the U.S. and Mexican governments have successfully resolved a Rapid Response Mechanism petition by a pilots’ union alleging labor rights violations at MAS Air, a Mexico City-based national cargo air carrier.

October 30, 2023

Investigación federal recupera $115 mil en salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios para 35 trabajadores en Austin negados horas extras

Nombre del empleador:            Allandale Lawn & Landscape Inc.

 Sitio de investigación:              2507 Twin Oaks Drive

                                                               Austin, TX 78757                                     

October 30, 2023

Federal investigation recovers $115K in wages, liquidated damages for 35 Austin grounds maintenance workers denied overtime

Employer name:                Allandale Lawn & Landscape Inc.

 Investigation site:           2507 Twin Oaks Drive

                                                    Austin, TX 78757                                     

October 30, 2023

US Department of Labor announces September impact inspections at 9 mines in 7 states identified more than 120 safety, health violations

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that its Mine Safety and Health Administration completed impact inspections at 9 mines in 7 states in September 2023, issuing 123 violations.

October 30, 2023

US Department of Labor finds New Jersey Dairy Queen operator violated federal child labor, wage regulations at four locations

Employers’ names:   Konstantine Menegatos, Dairy Queen franchisee operating four New Jersey locations:

Bubbles and Cream LLC, 234 Park Ave., Rutherford

Shakes and Cakes LLC West Milford, 259 Marshall Hill Road, West Milford

Sprinkles and Cones LLC, 13 Kinderkamack Road, Emerson

Summer Beach Inc., 827 12th Ave., Belmar

October 30, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers $391K in back wages, damages for 31 workers denied minimum wage, overtime by Columbia employer

Read this news release En Español.

Employers:     Garibaldi Restaurant LLC, operating as Garibaldi Mexican Restaurant

                         285 Columbiana Drive, Columbia, SC 29212

                         Supermercado El Mariachi LLC, operating as Supermercado El Mariachi – West Columbia

October 28, 2023

Acting Secretary Su applauds tentative agreement by UAW, Stellantis

WASHINGTON – Acting Secretary of Labor Julie A. Su released the following statement today after a tentative labor agreement was reached between the United Auto Workers and Stellantis: 

“Congratulations to the UAW and Stellantis for their dedication and focus in reaching a hard-won tentative agreement. The significance of this historic achievement coming just days after the UAW and Ford reached an agreement cannot be overstated. 

October 27, 2023

US Department of Labor cites Kissimmee grocery store after investigation finds 65-year-old worker’s employer could have prevented fatal fall

KISSIMMEE, FL – Federal workplace safety investigators have determined that the operator of a Kissimmee grocery store could have prevented a 65-year-old clerk’s fatal fall from a defective ladder by following required safety procedures.

October 26, 2023

Investigación federal recupera $68K en salarios, daños y perjuicios para 4 cocineros en Dallas negados pago de sobretiempo por horas extras

Nombre del empleador:          Rio Bravo Restaurant Inc., operando como Los Balones Sports Bar & Restaurant

 Sitio de investigación:           2905 West Chapel Extension

                                                             Dallas, TX 75220

October 26, 2023

Federal investigation recovers $68K in owed wages, damages for 4 Dallas restaurant cooks denied overtime

Employer name:                 Rio Bravo Restaurant Inc., operating as Los Balones Sports Bar & Restaurant

 Investigation site:           2905 West Chapel Extension

                                                    Dallas, TX 75220