October 30, 2023

Statement by Acting Secretary Su on third tentative agreement between the United Auto Workers and major US auto companies

WASHINGTON – Acting Secretary of Labor Julie A. Su released the following statement today after a tentative labor agreement was reached between the United Auto Workers and General Motors:  

October 30, 2023

US Department of Labor, Office of US Trade Representative announce successful resolution of denial of rights petition at Mexican air cargo carrier

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor and the Office of the Trade Representative today announced that the U.S. and Mexican governments have successfully resolved a Rapid Response Mechanism petition by a pilots’ union alleging labor rights violations at MAS Air, a Mexico City-based national cargo air carrier.

October 30, 2023

Investigación federal recupera $115 mil en salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios para 35 trabajadores en Austin negados horas extras

Nombre del empleador:            Allandale Lawn & Landscape Inc.

 Sitio de investigación:              2507 Twin Oaks Drive

                                                               Austin, TX 78757                                     

October 30, 2023

Federal investigation recovers $115K in wages, liquidated damages for 35 Austin grounds maintenance workers denied overtime

Employer name:                Allandale Lawn & Landscape Inc.

 Investigation site:           2507 Twin Oaks Drive

                                                    Austin, TX 78757                                     

October 30, 2023

US Department of Labor announces September impact inspections at 9 mines in 7 states identified more than 120 safety, health violations

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that its Mine Safety and Health Administration completed impact inspections at 9 mines in 7 states in September 2023, issuing 123 violations.

October 30, 2023

US Department of Labor finds New Jersey Dairy Queen operator violated federal child labor, wage regulations at four locations

Employers’ names:   Konstantine Menegatos, Dairy Queen franchisee operating four New Jersey locations:

Bubbles and Cream LLC, 234 Park Ave., Rutherford

Shakes and Cakes LLC West Milford, 259 Marshall Hill Road, West Milford

Sprinkles and Cones LLC, 13 Kinderkamack Road, Emerson

Summer Beach Inc., 827 12th Ave., Belmar

October 30, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers $391K in back wages, damages for 31 workers denied minimum wage, overtime by Columbia employer

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Employers:     Garibaldi Restaurant LLC, operating as Garibaldi Mexican Restaurant

                         285 Columbiana Drive, Columbia, SC 29212

                         Supermercado El Mariachi LLC, operating as Supermercado El Mariachi – West Columbia

October 28, 2023

Acting Secretary Su applauds tentative agreement by UAW, Stellantis

WASHINGTON – Acting Secretary of Labor Julie A. Su released the following statement today after a tentative labor agreement was reached between the United Auto Workers and Stellantis: 

“Congratulations to the UAW and Stellantis for their dedication and focus in reaching a hard-won tentative agreement. The significance of this historic achievement coming just days after the UAW and Ford reached an agreement cannot be overstated. 

October 27, 2023

US Department of Labor cites Kissimmee grocery store after investigation finds 65-year-old worker’s employer could have prevented fatal fall

KISSIMMEE, FL – Federal workplace safety investigators have determined that the operator of a Kissimmee grocery store could have prevented a 65-year-old clerk’s fatal fall from a defective ladder by following required safety procedures.

October 26, 2023

Investigación federal recupera $68K en salarios, daños y perjuicios para 4 cocineros en Dallas negados pago de sobretiempo por horas extras

Nombre del empleador:          Rio Bravo Restaurant Inc., operando como Los Balones Sports Bar & Restaurant

 Sitio de investigación:           2905 West Chapel Extension

                                                             Dallas, TX 75220

October 26, 2023

Federal investigation recovers $68K in owed wages, damages for 4 Dallas restaurant cooks denied overtime

Employer name:                 Rio Bravo Restaurant Inc., operating as Los Balones Sports Bar & Restaurant

 Investigation site:           2905 West Chapel Extension

                                                    Dallas, TX 75220

October 26, 2023

US Department of Labor, Office of the Trade Representative seek review by Mexican government into alleged labor rights denial at Nuevo Laredo plant

WASHINGTON – The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s Interagency Labor Committee for Monitoring and Enforcement today requested a review from the government of Mexico of the Tecnología Modificada facility in Nuevo Laredo, based on its investigation of a denial of workers’ rights. 

The facility is operated by a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of construction and mining equipment, and other products.

October 26, 2023

Judge appoints independent fiduciary to distribute $781K in assets to participants in defunct Michigan company’s retirement plan

Date of Action         Oct. 26, 2023

 Type of Action:         Employee Retirement Income Security Act default judgment

Company/Owners:    Associated Community Services Inc. 

                                          Associated Community Services 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan and Trust

October 26, 2023

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending October 21, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 210,000, an increase of 10,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 198,000 to 200,000. The 4-week moving average was 207,500, an increase of 1,250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 205,750 to 206,250.

October 25, 2023

Statement by Acting Secretary Su on tentative agreement by United Auto Workers, Ford

WASHINGTON – Acting Secretary of Labor Julie A. Su released the following statement tonight after a tentative labor agreement was reached between the United Auto Workers and Ford:   

October 25, 2023

El Departamento de Trabajo reclama $205,000 en salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios al propietario de un restaurante de Williamsburg que negó el pago de horas extras a 62 empleados

WILLIAMSBURG, VA – El Departamento de Trabajo de los EE. UU. ha obtenido una sentencia por juicio de consentimiento en un tribunal federal de Virginia para cobrar $205,180 en salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios de un restaurante de Williamsburg que no quiso pagar las horas extras a 62 empleados.

October 24, 2023

Restaurante de Collegeville, los propietarios deben pagar US$268,000 por horas extras no pagadas, daños y perjuicios tras una orden judicial luego de una investigación federal

COLLEGEVILLE, PA – Un restaurante de Collegeville y sus propietarios deben pagar US$268,660 por salarios atrasados, daños y perjuicios y daños punitivos para satisfacer una sentencia de consentimiento obtenida por el Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. después de una investigación sobre las prácticas salariales ilegales de los empleadores.

October 24, 2023

Departamento de Trabajo obtiene sentencia que ordena a empleador de Phoenix pagar $281,000 tras forzar a empleados devolver salarios recuperados

PHOENIX – Un tribunal federal ha ordenado a una empresa de lavandería y tintorería industrial de Phoenix pagar un total de $281,870 después de que el Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. descubriera que el empleador demandó que trabajadores devolvieran dinero luego que el departamento recuperara más de $94,135 en salarios no pagados por horas extras para 70 trabajadores en 2020. 

October 24, 2023

Vermont contractor pays nearly $44K in punitive damages, lost wages to former employee fired for exercising rights under federal wage law

Employer name:                               Kingsbury Companies LLC

Investigation site:                 58 Center Road, Middlesex, VT 05602