May 11, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo recupera $57,000 en salarios atrasados para 10 canteros después de que el empleador de San Saba violara los requisitos del programa de visas H-2B

Nombre del empleador:                   Jacobs Stone Products Inc.

Lugar de investigación:                    San Saba, Texas

May 11, 2022

Serial violator: South Dakota contractor faces serious and willful citations following 2 separate inspections for workers in unprotected trenches

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Twice in seven days, federal workplace safety inspectors found a Sioux Falls contractor put workers at risk of being buried under thousands of pounds of soil while they worked in unprotected trenches at two locations in Tea and Salem.

May 11, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $57K in back wages for 10 stone workers after San Saba employer violates H-2B visa program requirements

Employer name:                    Jacobs Stone Products Inc.

Investigation site:                  San Saba, Texas

May 11, 2022

US Department of Labor reminds Southwest employers that workers need protection from the dangers of heat illness

DALLAS – As temperatures rise in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration reminds employers and workers not to ignore the dangers of working in hot weather – indoors and out – and remember “Water. Rest. Shade.” can be the difference between ending the workday safely or suffering serious injuries or worse.

May 11, 2022

Bureau of Labor Statistics to hold Data Users’ Conference online May 18

 

WHO:             The Bureau of Labor Statistics

William W. Beach, Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Julie Hatch Maxfield, Associate Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics

May 10, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos recupera $131K dólares en salarios atrasados para los trabajadores e impone sanciones de $13K después de encontrar múltiples violaciones de H-2A, como la falta de pago de nóminas

ATLANTA - Una llamada a la línea directa de “Empleo, Educación y Capacitación” mantenida por el Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos, llevó a los investigadores federales a descubrir que un contratista de mano de obra agrícola de Baxley – que ya había violado varias leyes federales relacionadas con el empleo de trabajadores migrantes y estacionales – había vuelto a infringir l

May 10, 2022

US Department of Labor emphasis program to prevent hearing loss moves to enforcement phase begins May 17

DENVER – Following a 90-day outreach period, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Regional Emphasis Program for Noise Induced Hearing Loss will move into the enforcement phase beginning May 17, 2022. The emphasis program targets manufacturing industries with high rates of occupational hearing loss in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.

May 10, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. renueva su colaboración sobre los derechos laborales con los gobiernos de El Salvador, Guatemala y Honduras

WASHINGTON – El Departamento de Trabajo de Estados Unidos ha renovado hoy su asociación con los gobiernos de El Salvador, Guatemala y Honduras para fortalecer la colaboración con sus embajadas y consulados en Estados Unidos, y para proporcionar información sobre las leyes que gobiernan la seguridad y la salud ocupacional, los salarios y las horas de trabajo, y otras cuestiones laborales a las que se enfrentan las personas de estos países mientras trab

May 10, 2022

US Department of Labor renews workplace rights partnerships with El Salvadorean, Guatemalan, Honduran governments

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today renewed partnerships with the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to strengthen collaboration with their U.S. embassies and consulates, and to provide information about laws governing workplace safety and health, wages and work hours, and other employment issues individuals from these countries face while working in the U.S.

May 10, 2022

US Department of Labor to hold listening session for Southeast employers, industry stakeholders on possible revisions to overtime regulations

ATLANTA The U.S. Department of Labor will hold an online listening session with Southeast employees, employers and other stakeholders on May 17, 2022, on possible revisions to the regulations that enforce the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime exemptions for executive, administrative and professional employees.

May 10, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $131K in back wages for workers, assesses $13K in penalties after finding multiple H-2A violations, missed payroll

ATLANTA – A call to the “Employment, Education and Outreach” hotline maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor led federal investigators to find a Baxley farm labor contractor – who violated several federal laws related to the employment of migrant and seasonal workers previously – had broken the law again, this time for missing a payroll.

May 9, 2022

US Department of Labor cites oil company after 3 workers suffer severe injuries in North Dakota well explosion

GRASSY BUTTE, ND – Federal workplace safety investigators determined that an oil company’s failure to take adequate safety precautions contributed to a drilling site explosion near Grassy Butte on Nov. 4, 2021, that permanently disabled one worker and left two others with serious injuries.

May 9, 2022

Federal judge upholds $1.9M in penalties for child labor abuses by Paragon Contractors Corp., owner Brian Jessop, others after lengthy litigation

SALT LAKE CITY – A federal judge has upheld an assessment by the U.S. Department of Labor of $1,964,450 in civil money penalties against Paragon Contractors Corp. and its owner Brian Jessop.

May 9, 2022

Federal court orders Maryland eldercare providers, owners to pay $364K in back wages, damages to 132 underpaid workers

BALTIMORE – A federal judge has ordered four interrelated Upper Marlboro providers of assisted living, adult day care and transportation services to pay $364,604 – $182,302 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages – to 132 workers after the U.S. Department of Labor found numerous pay practice infractions in a Wage and Hour Division investigation.

May 9, 2022

Department of Labor investigation underscores role of manufacturers, retailers in perpetuating exploitative working conditions

SAN DIEGO – Official merchandise for artists including the Rolling Stones, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Willie Nelson or Ariana Grande may have been made by workers at a San Diego silk-screening contractor who denied them the wages they earned for their work.

May 9, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. recupera $624,000 en concepto de salarios atrasados para 92 trabajadores de restaurantes de Charleston tras descubrir violaciones de salarios mínimos y pagos de horas extras.

CHARLESTON, SC - Un restaurante de Charleston pagaba de menos a 92 trabajadores al obligarlos a participar en propinas compartidas ilegales, que incluían a los encargados y a otros empleados que no suelen recibir propinas, lo que dio como resultado violaciones del salario mínimo federal y de las horas extras, según reveló una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU.

May 9, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $624K in back wages for 92 Charleston restaurant workers after finding minimum wage, overtime pay violations

CHARLESTON, SC – A Charleston restaurant shortchanged 92 workers by forcing them to participate in an illegal tip pool that included management and other typically non-tipped employees, which led to federal minimum wage and overtime violations, a U.S. Department of Labor investigation has revealed.

May 9, 2022

Florida pediatric special needs caregiver to pay $303K in back wages to 160 workers after US Department of Labor investigation finds overtime violations

Employer: Angels on Earth PPEC Inc.

Investigation sites:  

12200 Menta St., Orlando 32837

110 Patterson Road, Haines City 33844

335 Pineda Court, Melbourne 32940

7405 U.S. Highway 98 North, Lakeland 33809