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.

April 26, 2022

US Department of Labor calls on Amazon to improve severe weather emergency procedures following warehouse collapse

EDWARDSVILLE, IL – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a Hazard Alert Letter to Amazon, requiring the online retailer to review its severe weather emergency procedures after six contractors were fatally injured and another severely injured when a tornado struck Amazon’s Edwardsville warehouse on Dec. 10, 2021.

April 26, 2022

Biden-Harris administration, US Department of Labor award more than $90M to grow clean energy workforce with education, training for young adults

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of nearly $90.4 million in YouthBuild grants to prepare young adults not enrolled in school or participating in the labor market for jobs in construction and other in-demand industries through apprenticeship and other career pathways, especially jobs that support clean energy technologies.

April 25, 2022

Readout: Secretary Walsh launches series of US Department of Labor retirement security reform roundtables, welcomes new stakeholders’ views

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh visited New York City today for the first in a series of roundtable discussions on how to build better retirement security for the nation's workers.

April 25, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. marca el Día de Conmemoración de los Trabajadores, recordando las vidas perdidas; enfatiza el alto costo de ignorar las normas de seguridad y salud en el lugar de trabajo

WASHINGTON – Cada año, las familias y amigos de los trabajadores caídos, y las organizaciones, incluido el Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos y su Administración de Salud y Seguridad Ocupacional(OSHA por sus siglas en inglés), tristemente observan el 28 de abril como el Día de Conmemoración de los Trabajadores.

April 25, 2022

US Department of Labor to mark Workers Memorial Day, remembering lives lost; stress the high cost of ignoring workplace safety, health standards

WASHINGTON – Each year, the families and friends of fallen workers, and organizations, including the U.S. Department of Labor and its Occupational Safety and Health Administration sadly observe April 28 as Workers Memorial Day.

April 25, 2022

Federal court orders Maryland assisted-living facilities to pay $950K in back wages, damages, penalties for willful FLSA violations

FULTON, MD – Despite serving the needs of the elderly at four Maryland assisted-living facilities with high-quality, compassionate care, 27 essential workers fell victim to employers who showed little concern for their well-being or for paying them all the wages they legally earned.

April 25, 2022

US Department of Labor offers webinars for compliance assistance on labor-management standards for Southeast’s union leaders, staffs

WHO: U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards

WHAT: Compliance assistance conferences for labor leaders, staffs

WHEN: May 17, June 28 and July 13, 2022

WHERE:  Online webinars

April 25, 2022

ICYMI: Secretaries Walsh, Granholm visited Los Angeles-area clean technology hub to highlight benefits of Bipartisan Innovation Act

Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm visited the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator on April 21, 2022, to highlight the Biden-Harris administration's Bipartisan Innovation Act.
Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm visited the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator on April 21, 2022, to highlight the Biden-Harris administration's Bipartisan Innovation Act.

April 25, 2022

Dos restaurantes de New Hampshire deberán pagar $890,000 en salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios a 63 empleados tras una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. y un proceso judicial

MANCHESTER, NH - Dos restaurantes de servicio completo en Derry y Londonderry y su propietario han acordado pagar $890,169 ($445,085 en concepto de salarios atrasados y una cantidad igual en concepto de indemnización por daños y perjuicios) a 63 empleados, para resolver numerosas infracciones deliberadas de la La Ley de Normas Justas de Trabajo (FLS

April 25, 2022

Multinational healthcare services company agrees to pay $550K to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at northern New Jersey location

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – IQVIA Inc., a multinational healthcare services company, will pay $550,000 in back wages and interest to 984 qualified female and Black applicants as part of an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at its Parsippany, New Jersey, facility.