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

October 26, 2023

US Department of Labor, Office of the Trade Representative seek review by Mexican government into alleged labor rights denial at Nuevo Laredo plant

WASHINGTON – The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s Interagency Labor Committee for Monitoring and Enforcement today requested a review from the government of Mexico of the Tecnología Modificada facility in Nuevo Laredo, based on its investigation of a denial of workers’ rights. 

The facility is operated by a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of construction and mining equipment, and other products.

October 26, 2023

Judge appoints independent fiduciary to distribute $781K in assets to participants in defunct Michigan company’s retirement plan

Date of Action         Oct. 26, 2023

 Type of Action:         Employee Retirement Income Security Act default judgment

Company/Owners:    Associated Community Services Inc. 

                                          Associated Community Services 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan and Trust

October 26, 2023

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending October 21, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 210,000, an increase of 10,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 198,000 to 200,000. The 4-week moving average was 207,500, an increase of 1,250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 205,750 to 206,250.

October 25, 2023

Statement by Acting Secretary Su on tentative agreement by United Auto Workers, Ford

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

October 25, 2023

El Departamento de Trabajo reclama $205,000 en salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios al propietario de un restaurante de Williamsburg que negó el pago de horas extras a 62 empleados

WILLIAMSBURG, VA – El Departamento de Trabajo de los EE. UU. ha obtenido una sentencia por juicio de consentimiento en un tribunal federal de Virginia para cobrar $205,180 en salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios de un restaurante de Williamsburg que no quiso pagar las horas extras a 62 empleados.

October 24, 2023

Restaurante de Collegeville, los propietarios deben pagar US$268,000 por horas extras no pagadas, daños y perjuicios tras una orden judicial luego de una investigación federal

COLLEGEVILLE, PA – Un restaurante de Collegeville y sus propietarios deben pagar US$268,660 por salarios atrasados, daños y perjuicios y daños punitivos para satisfacer una sentencia de consentimiento obtenida por el Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. después de una investigación sobre las prácticas salariales ilegales de los empleadores.

October 24, 2023

Departamento de Trabajo obtiene sentencia que ordena a empleador de Phoenix pagar $281,000 tras forzar a empleados devolver salarios recuperados

PHOENIX – Un tribunal federal ha ordenado a una empresa de lavandería y tintorería industrial de Phoenix pagar un total de $281,870 después de que el Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. descubriera que el empleador demandó que trabajadores devolvieran dinero luego que el departamento recuperara más de $94,135 en salarios no pagados por horas extras para 70 trabajadores en 2020. 

October 24, 2023

Vermont contractor pays nearly $44K in punitive damages, lost wages to former employee fired for exercising rights under federal wage law

Employer name:                               Kingsbury Companies LLC

Investigation site:                 58 Center Road, Middlesex, VT 05602 

October 24, 2023

Somerset County, Maine, jail pays $133K in overtime wages due to correctional officers working under federal contract after US Department of Labor investigation, litigation

BOSTON – A county jail in Madison, Maine, has paid $133,273 in overtime back wages due to 142 correctional officers to resolve violations of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (CWHSSA) following an investigation by the U.S.

October 23, 2023

Kentucky Roosters Wings franchisee pays $43K in fines, $182K in back wages, damages after investigation finds child labor, overtime violations

LOUISVILLE, KY – Less than six months after an investigation found three Kentucky fast-food franchisees employing more than 300 children outside of federally allowed hours, the U.S. Department of Labor has discovered another Louisville restaurant enterprise violating federal child labor laws, this time with 55 children at nine locations across the state.

October 23, 2023

US Department of Labor fines Texas company $399K for failing to protect tank cleaners from toxic gas, leading to worker hospitalization

BEAUMONT, TX – Two employees of a national tank cleaning company suffered injuries when exposed to hydrogen sulfide – a flammable, highly toxic colorless gas – that was present during the cleaning process ­­of a tanker truck on April 25, 2023, in Beaumont. Two municipal firefighters responding to the scene also suffered injuries from the gas. 

October 23, 2023

Department of Labor cites Wisconsin roofing contractor for again exposing workers to fall hazards at residential home site in Appleton

Employer:                                          Brookens Construction LLC

                                                                 6592 Lake Road, Suite D

                                                                 Windsor, Wisconsin 53598

Citations Issued:                   Two willful, two serious violations and one other-than-serious violation 

October 23, 2023

US Department of Labor, Office of the Trade Representative find denial of labor rights at Asiaway auto parts plant in San Luis Potosí

WASHINGTON – The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s Interagency Labor Committee for Monitoring and Enforcement today triggered a request to the government of Mexico to conduct a review at the Asiaway auto parts plant in San Luis Potosí, based on its findings that a denial of workers’ rights has occurred there.

The U.S. Department of Labor and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative co-chair the Interagency Labor Committee.