SAN DIEGO – A federal investigation of a San Diego environmental remediation and demolition contractor’s pay practices has recovered $363,444 in back wages and liquidated damages for 125 employees denied their rightful overtime and minimum wages.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has asked the Office of Administrative Law Judges to compel a federal contractor in the District of Columbia to provide documents and information needed to complete a scheduled compliance evaluation of the company’s equal employment opportunity practices.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today welcomed Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg to help close out “ETA Vision 2030: Investing in America,” a three-day event on the future of workforce development.
HONOLULU – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $91,097 in unpaid wages and liquidated damages for workers employed by a Kapolei restaurant that allowed its managers to pocket some of the tips earned by its servers, cooks and kitchen helpers.
In the week ending May 13, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 242,000, a decrease of 22,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 264,000. The 4-week moving average was 244,250, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week's unrevised average of 245,250.
KENTON, OH‒ In certain concentrations, flammable vapors can ignite, leading to powerful explosions and leaving workers seriously injured or worse. For workers manufacturing plastic resin, the high heat used in the production process increases the risks.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the latest 98 additions to the 205 organizations already serving as Apprenticeship Ambassadors to help the department promote and support Registered Apprenticeship opportunities nationwide.
BURLINGTON, NJ – An employee’s first day of work at a southern New Jersey manufacturing facility ended tragically when he suffered the amputation of three fingers while operating a press brake without required safety guards, similar to violations cited by federal safety investigators at the facility in 2010 and 2015.
WASHINGTON – On May 16, 2023, the U.S. Department of Labor welcomed more than 500 key stakeholders to connect with partners from across the broader workforce ecosystem at “ETA Vision 2030: Investing in America’s Workforce,” a three-day event aimed at leveraging the Biden-Harris administration’s investments in infrastructure, climate, and advanced manufacturing sectors to develop talent pipelines and create pathways to good jobs for workers across America.
AURORA, CO – In late December 2022, an unprotected trench at an Aurora residential worksite collapsed and fatally injured a 23-year-old employee, a tragedy that a Brighton sewer and water contractor could have prevented by using required protections against a leading cause of industry deaths.
DENVER – When federal workplace safety inspectors opened an investigation in March 2023 of an excavation worksite in Fort Collins, they determined GoldStar Excavation and Sewer was still ignoring the same federal safety standards that could have prevented a trench collapse in Greeley in the summer of 2022 that led to the death of a teenaged company employee.