August 9, 2023

Department of Labor, National Governors Association announce partnership to enhance state workforce development systems

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a partnership with the National Governors Association to bring federal partners, state policy advisors, workforce development boards and agencies, and other policymakers together to support states’ planning processes.

The partnership will take advantage of employment opportunities made possible by the Biden-Harris administration’s historic investments to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure and promote economic growth.

August 9, 2023

Court holds Hampton Inn operator, general manager in civil contempt for defying consent judgment, demanding worker repay back wages

QUAKERTOWN, PA – A federal court in Pennsylvania has found the general manager of a Quakertown Hampton Inn in civil contempt for violating a February 2023 consent judgment. The contempt order requires the employer to pay $8,750 in back wages, an equal amount in liquidated damages and $500 in interest to affected hotel workers, as well as $2,000 to reimburse the department’s investigative and attorney’s fees.

August 9, 2023

Department of Labor, Trade Representative reach agreement with Mexican government to address labor violations at Aguascalientes garment plant

WASHINGTON The U.S. and Mexico today announced agreement on a course of remediation at the INISA 2000 garment facility in Aguascalientes in response to a petition filed under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s Rapid Response Labor Mechanism.

August 9, 2023

Department of Labor, Norfolk Southern Corp., Teamsters’ railway union enter agreement to enhance safety at East Palestine, Ohio, derailment site

CLEVELAND – After several U.S. Department of Labor workplace safety and health investigations at the East Palestine, Ohio, site where a Norfolk Southern Corp. train derailed in February 2023, the train’s operator has entered into a settlement agreement with the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division-International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

August 8, 2023

Una investigación recupera $45,000 en concepto de salarios atrasados de una empresa de frutas que les negaba a docenas de integrantes de su personal agrícola los salarios completos, el transporte y la vivienda

Nombre de la empresa:       Mt. Clifton Fruit Company LLC

Lugar de investigación:       17581 Mechanicsville Road, Timberville, VA 22853

August 8, 2023

US Department of Labor to host outreach event in southeastern Ohio on benefits for current, former nuclear weapons industry workers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor will host an information session for current and former nuclear weapons workers and their families employed at covered facilities on the benefits available under the federal Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act on Aug. 16, 2023, in Hamilton, Ohio.

August 8, 2023

US Department of Labor announces final rule to modernize Davis-Bacon Act

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the issuance of the final rule “Updating the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Regulation” to update regulations that implement the Davis-Bacon Act and Davis-Bacon and Related Acts to reflect better the needs of construction workers on federal construction investments.

August 7, 2023

US Department of Labor finds Shreveport hotel denied employee federal family, medical leave protections; wrongly fired worker

Employer name:                   Hotel De Panache LLC, operating as Home 2 Suites                                       

Investigation site:                  6650 Eastbank Drive

                                                 Shreveport, LA  71105

August 7, 2023

Department of Labor returns to normal workplace safety enforcement operations throughout Guam following Typhoon Mawar

DEDEDO, GUAM – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration has returned to normal enforcement operations throughout Guam in the aftermath of Typhoon Mawar.

August 7, 2023

Department of Labor obtains consent judgment barring Aliera Healthcare, CEO Shelley Steele from serving as ERISA fiduciaries, service providers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a judgment barring a plan administrator and its CEO Shelley Steele from serving as fiduciaries or service providers to any plan covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, amid allegations they improperly paid themselves and affiliated businesses more than $100 million.

August 4, 2023

Statement by US Secretary of Labor Su on July jobs report

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

August 4, 2023

US Department of Labor sues Wisconsin-based third-party claims administrator for denying medical claims for thousands of participants

MADISON, WI – The U.S. Department of Labor has filed suit against the nation’s largest third-party medical claims administrator for routinely denying healthcare claims for emergency room services and urinary drug screening for at least 2,136 self-funded employee welfare benefit plans.

August 3, 2023

Tribunal federal condena a contratista de trabajo de Carolina del Sur y a sus operadores después de que una investigación descubriera fraude, tráfico laboral y abusos a trabajadores agrícola

LEXINGTON, SC - Un tribunal federal ha condenado a un contratista de trabajo de Carolina del Sur (Balcazar Nature Harvesting LLC y sus operadores) después de que una investigación de varios agencias, incluyendo el Departamento de Trabajo de EE.

August 3, 2023

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recupera más de $500,000 en salarios atrasados, daños y perjuicios para 133 empleados por un proveedor de servicios de atención medica en el hogar de El Paso

EL PASO, TX - Un proveedor de servicio de atención medica en el hogar y hospicio en El Paso esperaba que el personal trabajara horas extra para cuidar a personas que lo necesitaban, pero no les pagaba a 133 personas empleadas los salarios por horas extras que habían ganado, según descubrió el Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU.

August 3, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers more than $500K in back wages, damages for 133 employees of El Paso home healthcare services provider

EL PASO, TX – An El Paso home healthcare and hospice service provider expected employees to work long days to care for people in need but failed to pay 133 of its employees the overtime wages they earned, the U.S. Department of Labor has found.

The investigation by the department’s Wage and Hour Division led to the recovery of $501,211 in overtime and liquidated damages from San Lorenzo Adult Provider and Pediatrics for the affected workers.

August 3, 2023

US Department of Labor obtains judgment ordering Indiana home care agency to pay $188K in back wages, damages to 83 workers denied overtime

FORT WAYNE, IN – The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a consent judgment in federal court as part of its recovery of $188,915 in  overtime back wages and liquidated damages for 83 employees denied overtime pay by a Fort Wayne home care provider.

August 3, 2023

Department of Labor recovers $350K in back wages, damages after finding Spokane-based supermarket chain denied 602 workers overtime pay

SPOKANE, WA– An extensive U.S. Department of Labor investigation into the pay and employment practices at 23 stores operated by a Spokane-based supermarket chain has recovered more than $350,000 in back wages and damages for 602 employees and assessed penalties of $72,862 for the employer’s willful violations.