July 27, 2023

Department of Labor announces Form LM-10 revision, requiring employers to disclose status as federal contractor, subcontractor

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the publication of a final revision to Form LM-10, a federal form that promotes transparency for workers.

July 27, 2023

Department of Labor, Interagency Task Force announce recent actions to combat exploitative child labor with new partnerships, innovative tactics, ramped up enforcement

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor and its partners from the Interagency Task Force to Combat Child Labor Exploitation today announced its recent actions to hold companies accountable for violating federal child labor laws.

July 27, 2023

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending July 22, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 221,000, a decrease of 7,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 228,000. The 4-week moving average was 233,750, a decrease of 3,750 from the previous week's unrevised average of 237,500.

July 26, 2023

Investigation recovers $178K for 8 employees from New York gas station, convenience store, Subway franchise operator

ALBANY, NY – A federal investigation has recovered $178,372 in back wages and damages for eight workers employed by the owner and operator of a gas station, convenience store and Subway franchise in New York who denied them their legally earned minimum and overtime wages.

July 26, 2023

Westfield grain bin operator again ignored federal safety standards despite warning during probe into near-tragic engulfment

WESTFIELD, IL ‒ A 43-year-old employee at a Westfield grain elevator found himself trapped for five hours in February 2023 as co-workers and emergency responders worked to remove hundreds of pounds of soybeans to pull him out. Thankfully, the worker suffered only minor injuries.

July 25, 2023

Statement by Acting US Secretary of Labor Julie Su on tentative collective bargaining agreement reached by Teamsters, UPS

WASHINGTON – Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Julie Su released the following statement after a tentative labor agreement was reached today between leaders of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and UPS: 

July 25, 2023

Utah supermarket, wholesaler pays $525K in back wages, damages, penalties after US Department of Labor investigation, litigation

SALT LAKE CITY – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $502,609 in back wages and liquidated damages for 148 people employed by one of Utah’s largest Asian grocers after the agency filed suit to stop the employer from interfering with an investigation into employer’s compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act.

July 25, 2023

Department of Labor recovers $64K in back wages for 41 workers after finding Cedar Bluff pest control employer failed to pay overtime

Employer:                              Extermco LLC, operating as Extermco Pest Control

                                                8255 Alabama Highway 9 N.

                                                Cedar Bluff, AL 35959

July 25, 2023

Department of Labor recovers $73K in back wages, damages from Hawaii food wholesaler who denied overtime pay to 11 warehouse employees

Employer:      Family Food Co. Inc.

                        1043 Opakapaka St.

                        Kapolei, HI 96707

July 25, 2023

Workers underserved: Court requires six Connecticut restaurants, owners to pay $858K to 105 workers after Department of Labor investigation, litigation

HARTFORD, CT – A federal court has entered a consent judgment and order requiring six Connecticut restaurants and their owners to pay a total of $858,191 in back wages and liquidated damages to 105 employees after an investigation and litigation by the U.S. Department of Labor.

The restaurants are located in Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, New Haven and Westport.

July 25, 2023

Labor Department obtains judgment to recover $162K in back wages, damages from Reading assisted living facility for 20 employees denied full wages

Employer name: Morris-Pace Assisted Living Inc., operating as Morris-Pace Personal Care Home, and located at 416 Reading Ave., Reading, Pennsylvania 19611

Court action: Consent judgment obtained on July 3, 2023, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania by the Department of Labor.

July 25, 2023

US Department of Labor investigation finds Jacksonville psychiatric treatment facility failed to keep workers safe, follow safety procedures

JACKSONVILLE, FL A federal workplace safety investigation found a Jacksonville psychiatric health and substance disorder facility did not follow safety procedures, leaving workers vulnerable to injuries, including one who a patient reportedly kicked in the face.

July 24, 2023

Texas glass manufacturer earns ‘Star’ designation for excellence in workplace safety, health management at Waxahachie facility

Participants:  U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration

                              Cardinal IG Waxahachie

July 24, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers $373K in back wages, damages from California staffing agency that denied overtime pay to 23 caregivers

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $373,471 in back wages and damages for 23 caregivers after an investigation found a Bay Area staffing agency denied overtime wages to workers, some of whom worked 12 to 16 hours a day.

July 24, 2023

Department of Labor cites Boston dumpling manufacturer that continues to endanger employees, expose them to new, recurring hazards

BRAINTREE, MA When U.S. Department of Labor inspectors returned to a Boston food plant in March 2023, they discovered the plant’s operator — Chinese Spaghetti Factory Inc. — still had not installed required safety guards on a dumpling machine’s rotating shafts, a dangerous hazard for which the company was cited for after an employee suffered serious injuries in 2022.