May 2, 2022

READOUT: Secretary Walsh visited Elyria, Ohio, to highlight Bipartisan Innovation Act, joined Boeing to announce $1M in workforce development funding

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh joined local leaders at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio, on April 29, 2022, to highlight how the proposed Bipartisan Innovation Act will advance U.S. global leadership in the technologies of the future and build on the historic investments in President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

May 2, 2022

White Plains fencing installation companies pay $206K in wages, damages to 18 employees to resolve overtime, recordkeeping, misclassification violations

WHITE PLAINS, NY – Following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, two commonly owned and located White Plains fencing installation contractors paid a total of $206,904 – $103,452 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages – to 18 employees to resolve violations of the overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Division investigators found that Colony Fence Inc. and Nico Fence CO LLC:

April 29, 2022

US Department of Labor announces listening sessions for workers, advocates, union representatives on possible revisions to overtime regulations

ATLANTA ─ The U.S. Department of Labor announced today a series of listening sessions with workers, employers and workplace stakeholders on potential revisions to regulations used to enforce the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime exemptions for executive, administrative and professional employees.

April 29, 2022

St. Louis steel manufacturer lowers injury rates by investing in safety training, equipment to protect workers on the job

ST. LOUIS ‒ Seeking to challenge an unfortunate fact in the cold steel manufacturing industry – where nearly 4 percent of all cold steel workers suffer recordable injuries each year – one Missouri company took action in 2016, setting a goal to change its safety culture to develop a better safety awareness and risk assessment of the potential for employee’s getting injured on the job.

April 28, 2022

Readout: Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hold second roundtable to advance equity opportunities

WASHINGTON – During an online roundtable today held by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, panelists discussed challenges workers face as they reenter the workforce after periods of unemployment.

April 28, 2022

US Department of Labor seeks public comment on proposed extension to Trade Adjustment Assistance Program Reserve Funding Request form

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor is seeking public comment on a proposed extension to the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program Reserve Funding Request, Form ETA-9117.

April 28, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers more than $29K for 15 workers after finding Florida hotel owner denied workers overtime

Employer:                              Fernwood Land LLC – operating as Executive Inn

Investigation site:                  9424 Front Beach Road

Panama City Beach, Florida 32407

April 28, 2022

US Department of Labor agreement with Rockland Bakery Inc. requires employer to pay $850K to resolve hiring discrimination allegations

NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has entered into a conciliation agreement with Rockland Bakery Inc. to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at the federal contractor’s Nanuet location affecting female, Black and Asian class members.

April 28, 2022

US Department of Labor finds St. Louis recycling facility exposed workers to fall, machine hazards, places company in Severe Violator Program

ST. LOUIS – A workplace safety investigation following a worker’s fatal crushing injuries at a St. Louis recycling facility on Oct. 26, 2021, alleges the company failed to erect guards or barriers to prevent workers from falling into a paper baler and de-energize the conveyor and baler while the worker cleared a jam.

April 28, 2022

US Department of Labor finds employer’s pay practices denied 7 Michigan residential healthcare workers $94K in back wages

LANSING, MI – Residential healthcare workers often provide around-the-clock assistance with essential daily living tasks for some of our most vulnerable people. Theirs, however, is an industry where employers’ errant pay practices too often place these caregivers among our nation’s most vulnerable wage earners, as a recent U.S. Department of Labor investigation of a Lansing employer’s pay practices has found.

April 28, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending April 23, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 180,000, a decrease of 5,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 184,000 to 185,000. The 4-week moving average was 179,750, an increase of 2,250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 177,250 to 177,500.

April 27, 2022

US Department of Labor invites care industry employers, workers, other stakeholders to online forum on wage compliance, other issues

WHO:             U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division

WHAT:          Fiscal Year 2022 Care Industry Forum

WHEN:          May 25 and 26, 2022

                      9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. CDT

WHERE:       Online event

April 26, 2022

US Department of Labor investigation recovers $731K in overtime back wages for 337 Texas sanitation workers

HOUSTON – Sanitation workers loading and driving waste trucks in rural Southeast Texas communities were paid a straight daily rate, even though they often worked more than 40 hours per week for a Jefferson City, Missouri-based company.

April 26, 2022

US Department of Labor investigation of Boise mall shooting finds security company exposed officers to dangers of workplace violence

BOISE, ID – A federal investigation has determined that Professional Security Consultants Inc. – a Los Angeles-based security company that provides officers for shopping malls, schools, hotels, hospitals, office buildings and gated communities – repeatedly exposed its employees at the Boise Towne Square mall to workplace violence hazards and failed to follow its own procedures for interacting with armed individuals to enforce the mall’s code of conduct.

April 26, 2022

US Department of Labor finds Hearthside Food Solutions violates federal safety procedures for 20th time in 5 years

ROMEOVILLE, IL – Twenty times in the past five years, federal workplace safety investigators have cited a food manufacturer for exposing workers to amputation and other serious hazards.