July 20, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $56K for 31 managers after Taco Bell franchisee misapplies overtime wage rules

NEW BERN, NC – A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has recovered $56,900 for 31 assistant general managers employed by the operator of six Taco Bell franchise locations in North Carolina who shortchanged them by incorrectly denying them overtime wages.

July 19, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recupera $97,000 dólares en salarios atrasados para 41 trabajadores de servicios médicos de emergencia tras descubrir violaciones de pago de horas extras

SANFORD, Carolina del Norte - Una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos ha recuperado $97,209 en concepto de salarios atrasados para 41 trabajadores de servicios de urgencias tras descu

July 19, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $97K in back wages for 41 emergency medical service workers after finding overtime pay violations

SANFORD, NC – A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has recovered $97,209 in back wages for 41 emergency service workers after finding a Sanford healthcare center denied them federally required overtime.

July 19, 2022

US Departments of Labor, Commerce announce 120-Day Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Sprint to promote Registered Apprenticeships

WASHINGTON – At today’s National Cyber Workforce and Education Summit at the White House, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the 120-Day Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Sprint, an effort to support numerous industries’ use of Registered Apprenticeships to develop and train a skilled and diverse cybersecurity workforce.

July 19, 2022

Spring Grove glass companies earn ‘Star’ level designation for exemplary workplace safety, health programs

WHO:                         Cardinal Automation Group, Spring Green, Wisconsin

                                   Cardinal Insulated Glass, Spring Green, Wisconsin

WHAT:                      Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program Star Level Designation

July 19, 2022

Court prohibits Long Island restaurant, owner from obstructing US Department of Labor investigation, illegally employing child labor

NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a federal court order preventing a Long Island restaurant and its chef/owner from violating federal law by employing young workers at night later than law permits and from obstructing an investigation by the department’s Wage and Hour Division.

July 18, 2022

US Department of Labor, US Trade Representative applaud agreement to resolve alleged violations of workers’ rights at Panasonic auto parts plant

WASHINGTON The United States and Mexico have announced the successful resolution to a Rapid Response Mechanism petition that alleged workers at the Panasonic Automotive Systems plant in Reynosa, Mexico, were denied freedom of association and collective bargaining rights.

July 18, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $175K in back wages, liquidated damages for 59 Port Charlotte workers after finding overtime violations

Employer:                              Pest Eliminators Inc.

Investigation site:                  3314 Harbor Blvd., Unit B

Port Charlotte, FL 33952

July 14, 2022

Alarming rise in trench-related fatalities spurs US Department of Labor to announce enhanced nationwide enforcement, additional oversight

WASHINGTON – In 2022’s first six months, 22 workers have fallen victim to the deadly hazards present in trenching and excavation work – surpassing 15 in all of 2021 – and prompting the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to launch enhanced enforcement initiatives to protect workers from known industry hazards.

July 14, 2022

US Department of Labor awards $12.3M in funding to support job exploration, training options for young people

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $12.3 million in grants to five national out-of-school time organizations to expand local work readiness programs. The second round of Workforce Pathways for Youth grants will support programs that provide jobs skills and training, and offer work experiences for young people from age 14 to 21.  

Out-of-school time organizations operate supervised programs for young people when school is not in session.

July 14, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending July 9, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 244,000, an increase of 9,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 235,000. The 4-week moving average was 235,750, an increase of 3,250 from the previous week's unrevised average of 232,500.

July 13, 2022

US Department of Labor finds care homes operator knowingly denied workers’ overtime wages, altered records in failed attempt at cover-up

LOS ANGELES – A recent federal investigation found the owner of seven Los Angeles residential care homes intentionally denied 22 workers more than $56,000 in overtime wages and then attempted to hide their actions by altering timekeeping records. The scheme proved to be a costly mistake.

July 13, 2022

Una investigación federal recupera $353,000 en salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios para 79 agentes de ventas a quienes dos Metro franquiciados de T-Mobile negaban las horas extras

ELIZABETH, NJ - El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU ha recuperado $353,945 en salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios para 79 agentes de ventas en 12 sucursales de la franquicia T-Mobile en Nueva Jersey cuyos dueños negaron deliberadamente a los empleados sus salarios de horas extras por las horas trabajadas por sobre las 40 en una semana laboral.

July 13, 2022

US Department of Labor obtains court order preventing Queens retailers from intimidating workers, obstructing federal wage investigation

NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a federal court order to prevent two Astoria, New York, discount stores and their owners and manager from threatening workers and obstructing an investigation by the department’s Wage and Hour Division.

July 12, 2022

US Department of Labor cites Fort Pierce carpentry contractor after 19-year-old worker suffers fatal injuries in 25-foot fall

PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL – A fall from elevation, the leading cause of death in the construction industry, has claimed another victim; this time a 19-year-old worker in Port Saint Lucie whose fatal injuries in January 2022 – a federal workplace safety investigation has determined – could have been prevented if their employer used required fall protection.

July 12, 2022

US Department of Labor announces first group of Apprenticeship Ambassadors to promote, expand, diversify apprenticeship

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the selection of the initial cohort of 207 officials and organizations chosen to serve as Apprenticeship Ambassadors to share their experiences and collaborate with the department to champion apprenticeship opportunities.

July 12, 2022

US Department of Labor cites Florida company for 12 serious violations after 26-year-old diver drowns in pond on Ponte Vedra Beach golf course

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL – Federal workplace safety inspectors examining how a 26-year-old diver drowned in a golf course pond – after only three days working for a Freming Island commercial diving and recovery company – found the employer failed to follow required safety standards, including ensuring adequate supervision was in place and that required training was provided.