August 22, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers $103K in back wages, damages for 104 Dallas workers after foundation contractor failed to pay overtime

EmployerS & W Renovation & Landscape Contractor Inc. operating as S&W Foundation Contractors

Investigation site:
2806 Singleton St.
Rowlett, TX 75088                                

August 22, 2023

Department of Labor finds operators of 13 South Carolina Sonic Drive-Ins illegally employed 91 minors to work longer, later than allowed

COLUMBIA, SC – As part of its continuing effort to reverse a significant national increase in child labor violations by employers, the U.S.

August 22, 2023

Contractor’s safety failures continue as federal inspectors find employees exposed to deadly fall hazards twice within 2 months

WASHINGTON, MO – Twice within two months in 2023, U.S. Department of Labor inspectors observed Cheltenham Construction Services — a contractor with a history of workplace safety violations dating back to 2015 — once again exposing employees to deadly fall hazards as they performed siding and roofing work in Lake St. Louis and O’Fallon.

August 21, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers $77K in wages, benefits for 10 workers working on a federal contract at Cherry Point, Camp Lejeune

Raleigh, nc – A federal investigation has found that a Virginia-based information technology support company under contract with the U.S. Marine Corps incorrectly classified 10 workers as exempt from overtime, leading to the recovery of $77,627 in back wages and benefits owed to them.

August 21, 2023

Federal investigation into employee’s fatal fall finds San Antonio wire drawing company willfully exposed workers to unsafe forklift hazards

SAN ANTONIO – A federal investigation has found that a San Antonio wire drawing company could have prevented an employee from suffering fatal injuries by following required workplace safety standards.

August 21, 2023

Department of Labor seeks reinstatement, back wages from Tyler pipe manufacturer that allegedly fired employee who raised safety concerns

TYLER, TX – The U.S. Department of Labor filed a lawsuit against Tyler Pipe Company alleging violations of federal whistleblower protections after the company fired an employee because they requested to use a respirator to protect them from smoke and fumes in the work area.

August 21, 2023

US Department of Labor finds 5 Florida skating rinks illegally employing minors later than allowed, assesses $26K in civil penalties

Employers:    Astro Skating Center of Brandon LLC, operating Astro Skate Family Fun Center of Brandon

                        750 W. Robertson St., Brandon, FL 33511

                        Astro Skating Center of Ormond Beach LLC, operating Astro Skate Ormond Beach

                        250 US-1, Ormond Beach, FL 32174

                        CMC Realty Inc., operating Astro Skating Center Tarpon Springs

August 21, 2023

Rite Aid Corp. agrees to develop, implement bloodborne pathogen safety program for retail employees at all New Jersey, New York stores

NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced an agreement with Rite Aid Corp. to implement a program to better protect employees, including front-end customer service staff, against hazards related to bloodborne pathogens at all its approximately 370 stores in New Jersey and New York.

August 18, 2023

Federal inspectors find Dixon Ticonderoga again failed to protect employees from unguarded machines during investigation of amputation injury

NEENAH, WI – A U.S. Department of Labor investigation into an employee’s amputation injury at a Neenah manufacturing plant in February 2023 found one of the nation’s oldest and most recognized companies again failed to follow required safety procedures.

August 17, 2023

Department of Labor announces availability of $65M in grants to expand access to training needed for good-paying jobs in high-demand industries

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of $65 million in funding to increase community colleges’ ability to provide equitable access to training to meet employers’ and workers’ skill development needs for in-demand industries.

August 17, 2023

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending August 12, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 239,000, a decrease of 11,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 248,000 to 250,000. The 4-week moving average was 234,250, an increase of 2,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 231,000 to 231,500.

August 16, 2023

Department of Labor launches Apprentice Trailblazer initiative to promote, expand Registered Apprenticeships, increase youth employment

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the Apprentice Trailblazer initiative, which will create a national network of apprentices and apprenticeship graduates whose individual stories may inspire career seekers interested in becoming apprentices. 

August 16, 2023

Department of Labor investigation into worker’s fatal injury finds Arkansas timberland, sawmill operator exposed workers in Bearden to safety hazards

LITTLE ROCK, AR – A federal workplace safety investigation determined that 39-year-old employee of a south Arkansas timberland and sawmill facility suffered fatal injuries from an automated lumber stacking machine at its Bearden location.

August 16, 2023

Federal inspectors again find Pennsylvania contractor exposing employees to potentially deadly fall hazards, propose $328K in penalties

WILKES-BARRE, PA – Federal workplace safety inspectors have again cited a Wilkes-Barre roofing contractor for exposing employees to falls, this time as they worked on the roof of a commercial building in Honesdale.

August 16, 2023

Federal judge issues preliminary injunction removing fiduciaries of Chicago-area employee benefit plan alleged to have misappropriated more than $2.8M

CHICAGO – A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction against the fiduciaries of a Chicago-based multiple employer welfare arrangement to protect the fund’s remaining assets after a Department of Labor investigation alleged its fiduciaries and counsel misused more than $2.8 million in fund assets, and that they continue to mismanage the fund.

August 16, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers $314K in back wages, damages from nursing care service provider that denied overtime to 91 Mississippi workers

GREENVILLE, MS – The paychecks of 91 nurses and others employed by a Greenville staffing agency now include all the wages they rightfully earned, after an investigation by the U.S. Department Labor stopped the agency from denying them overtime pay.

August 15, 2023

Investigation recovers $215K in back wages, liquidated damages for 47 workers denied overtime by New Hampshire restaurant operators

CONCORD, NH – A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has recovered $215,675 in back wages and liquidated damages for 47 employees employed by Miguel Reynosa and Crescencio Reynosa, the operators of two restaurants in Dover and Epping, who denied workers their full wages and permitted four minors to work longer and later than legally permitted.

August 15, 2023

Department of Labor certifies Molson Coors’ Monte Vista Barley Elevator in Colorado as Voluntary Protections Program ‘Star’ site

Participant:   Molson Coors

Address:         Molson Coors Beverage Company, Monte Vista Barley Elevator

                            Monte Vista, Colorado