April 19, 2022

Investigation recovers $18K for 58 workers illegally denied full overtime wages by North Miami Beach restaurants’ operator

ESTERO, FL – A federal investigation of three North Miami Beach restaurants that found the operator denied 58 workers their full overtime wages, has recovered $18,705 in back wages and liquidated damages for the affected employees.

April 18, 2022

US Department of Labor, Puget Sound Shipbuilders Association renew alliance to promote worker safety

SEATTLE The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Puget Sound Shipbuilders Association in Seattle have renewed an alliance to continue a collaborative relationship that provides shipyard workers and companies with information about hazards and resources to promote safe, healthful workplaces and workers’ rights.

April 18, 2022

US Department of Labor cites Clearwater construction contractor after fatal incident on the Pinellas Gateway Express project

CLEARWATER, FL – A federal investigation into how a 47-year-old carpenter was fatally injured on Oct. 6, 2021, at the Pinellas Gateway Express project in Clearwater found his employer violated safety standards by allowing workers to remain in a crane load’s danger zone.

April 18, 2022

Courts orders Lancaster healthcare agency to pay more than $1.15M in back wages, damages after US Department of Labor investigation

LANCASTER, PA – A federal court entered a consent judgment against a Pennsylvania home healthcare agency and its owner after investigators found they denied 193 direct care workers overtime pay.

April 18, 2022

Department of Labor seeks nominations to advisory board on compensation, benefits for current, former nuclear weapons industry workers

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor is seeking nominations for membership on the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health for Part E of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.

April 15, 2022

US Department of Labor, AGC of South Dakota sign alliance to educate workers, employers on construction’s deadly hazards

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Each year, hundreds of workers are injured – some fatally – on construction sites. So, as the spring construction season gets into full swing, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and more than 500 voluntary employee members of the Associated General Contractors of South Dakota are teaming up to protect workers from common construction industry hazards.

April 15, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $578K in wages, health and welfare benefits for 87 workers of New Jersey medical transport services contractor

EAST ORANGE, NJ – The U.S. Department of Labor and an East Orange medical transport services contractor has reached a settlement agreement after a federal investigation found violations of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act.

April 15, 2022

US Department of Labor announces leadership, new members to advisory council on employee welfare, pension benefit plans for 2022

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the appointment of seven members and leadership for the 2022 Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, also known as the ERISA Advisory Council.

The 15-member council provides advice on policies and regulations affecting employee benefit plans governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.

April 14, 2022

Ocean County landscaping company ordered to pay $220K in back wages, civil penalties after federal investigation, administrative law judge decision, order

BAYVILLE, NJ - Following a U.S. Department of Labor investigation, an administrative law judge ordered a commercial landscaping company based in Bayville to pay 47 temporary landscaping workers $181,670.19 in back wages. The employer will also pay $38,329.81 in civil money penalties.

April 14, 2022

Readout: Secretary Walsh tours Alabama’s Spanish Fort Water System, discusses department’s efforts to protect workers from heat-related hazards

WASHINGTON Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh today toured a treatment facility operated by the Spanish Fort Water System, an Alabama water utility company, to highlight efforts by the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to protect workers from heat-related hazards in the workplace.

April 14, 2022

US Department of Labor places El Paso metal fabricator in Severe Violator Program after 10th incident in 5 years

EL PASO, TX – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Texas metal fabricator for repeatedly exposing employees to fall, machine and other safety hazards. OSHA’s most recent inspection of Kyoei Steel LTD – operating as Vinton Steel LLC – found 19 violations. The agency proposed penalties of $364,078.

April 14, 2022

US Department of Labor cites roofing and siding contractor for willfully exposing employees to fall hazards at Hampden, Maine worksite

AUGUSTA, ME – A Maine roofing and siding contractor, solely owned, operated and controlled by Andrew Raymond Pollock, willfully exposed its employees to fall hazards at a Hampden residential construction site on multiple occasions during the same inspection by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

April 14, 2022

Federal investigations find Pittsburgh-area homecare service provider denied workers overtime wages, recover $383K in back wages, damages

TRAFFORD, PA – Four federal investigations have led to the recovery of $383,183 in back wages and liquidated damages for 46 workers of a Trafford homecare service provider who denied them their full wages by not paying them overtime when the law required.

April 14, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending April 9, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 185,000, an increase of 18,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 166,000 to 167,000. The 4-week moving average was 172,250, an increase of 2,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 170,000 to 170,250.

April 13, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $153K for 17 shortchanged workers after investigation uncovers half-baked overtime policies, child labor violations

HONOLULU – A federal investigation recovered $153,070 in back wages and liquidated damages for 17 workers of a Honolulu bakery and café whose operator denied them their overtime wages and endangered the safety of minor-aged workers.

April 13, 2022

Secretary Walsh, Minister Schramböck sign memorandum of understanding to expand Registered Apprenticeship programs in the US

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and the Austrian Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs Dr. Margarete Schramböck signed a memorandum of understanding today to expand Registered Apprenticeships among Austrian companies and Austrian-invested companies in the U.S. to promote job creation in both countries.

April 13, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $176K in back wages after investigation finds employer illegally shortchanged nine Bay Area health care workers

UNION CITY, CA – A federal investigation has recovered $176,193 in back wages for nine health care workers after the owner of four Bay Area residential care homes denied them overtime pay.

April 12, 2022

Restaurant operator pays $176K in overtime back wages to 97 workers at 7 Virginia, Maryland locations

Employer:     

Kevsal Inc., operating as Jose Tequilas Mexican Grill & Bar, 615 Thimble Shoals, Newport News

Jose Tequilas Inc., operating as Jose Tequilas Mexican Grill & Bar, 2052 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach

Tapatio Inc., operating as Jose Tequilas Mexican Grill & Bar, 2101 McComas Way, Virginia Beach

April 12, 2022

El Secretario Walsh y la Vicepresidenta Kamala Harris anuncian el primer programa nacional de énfasis que protege a los trabajadores de los peligros de calor en interiores y exteriores

WASHINGTON – Por primera vez, la Administración de Salud y Seguridad Ocupacional del Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos (OSHA por sus siglas en inglés) ha lanzado un Programa Nacional de Énfasis para proteger a millones de trabajadores de enfermedades y lesiones causadas por el calor.