August 21, 2007

U.S. Labor Department seeks nearly $1.4 million in back wages,
plus debarment, of California mail hauling company

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the filing of an administrative complaint against Woodland Hills, Calif.-based Alan Berman Trucking to recover $1,369,870 in back wages for 80 current and former employees. The complaint also seeks debarment of the company and its principals, which would prohibit them from receiving government contracts for a period of three years.

"Federal contractors have a responsibility to pay workers in accordance with federal law," said U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao.

August 21, 2007

U.S. Labor Department sues officer of Mequon, Wisconsin, travel service to recover contributions to company 401(k) plan

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

August 16, 2007

U.S. Labor Department resolves unpaid health claims of participants covered by Mississippi State Medical Association plan

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

August 15, 2007

U.S. Labor Departments Office of Disability Employment Policy to lead summit aimed at enhancing leadership development of youth with disabilities

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy will convene Blazing the Trail: a National Youth Development and Leadership Summit on August 16 and 17 in Washington, D.C., to develop strategies that will increase the quality and availability of the nation's youth leadership programs and ensure the participation of youth with disabilities. The importance of youth participation in the development of policies that impact this population will be another area of exploration.

August 15, 2007

U.S. Labor Department action clears way to distribute $900,000 in 401(k) assets to former employees of South Bay company

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

August 9, 2007

U.S. Labor Department offers free COBRA/HIPAA employer compliance workshop in Miami

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

August 9, 2007

U.S. Labor Department publishes civil penalty rules under Pension Protection Act

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

August 8, 2007

U.S. Department of Labor publishes rule governingfederal contractors obligations to veterans

Rule expands veteran coverage and changes mandatory listing requirement

WASHINGTONThe U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) today published regulations that implement changes to the nondiscrimination and affirmative action obligations of federal contractors and subcontractors with respect to protected veterans.

August 8, 2007

U.S. Labor Department sues Pittsburgh, Texas-based
Pilgrims Pride Corp. to recover more than $3 million in back wages

DALLAS The U.S. Department of Labor today filed a lawsuit against Pilgrim's Pride Corp. in Dallas to recover back wages estimated to exceed $3 million for more than 500 former and current workers engaged in poultry processing work. The complaint was filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division.

August 7, 2007

U.S. Department of Labors Office of Labor-Management Standards reports four indictments, six convictions during July for union funds embezzlement

Court-ordered restitution from enforcement actions exceeds $101 million since 2001

WASHINGTONThe U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) today announced its criminal enforcement data for July 2007. During July, OLMS obtained four indictments and six convictions, for a total of 73 indictments and 100 convictions during fiscal year 2007 to date. These indictments and convictions primarily involve union officers and employees who have embezzled union funds.

August 7, 2007

Five Long Island restaurants ordered to pay more than $980,000 to resolve U.S. Labor Department lawsuits alleging federal wage and hour law violations

WESTBURY, N.Y.Five commonly operated restaurants located throughout Long Island, N.Y., and seven officers of the companies have been ordered to pay 192 employees a total of $966,046 in overtime back wages, and to pay the U.S. Department of Labor civil money penalties totaling $14,773 to resolve lawsuits filed by the department alleging violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).