January 12, 2023

Department of Labor obtains judgment ordering auto parts seller, logistics company to pay $5.6M to 1,398 misclassified drivers

PHOENIX – A national auto parts distributor and an Arizona logistics firm that misclassified 1,398 drivers as independent contractors will pay them a total of $5.6 million in back wages and liquidated damages after the U.S. Department of Labor obtained a consent judgment in federal court.

January 11, 2023

El Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos anuncia que la aplicación móvil de hoja de horas ya está disponible para que trabajadores y empleadores de habla hispana registren, rastreen y calculen los salarios

WASHINGTON El Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos anunció hoy que la versión en español de la aplicación Timesheet del departamento para dispositivos iOS o Android, que rastrea las horas de trabajo, el tiempo de descanso, las horas extras trabajadas y calcula los salarios adeudados, ya está disponible para su descarga gratuita.

January 10, 2023

US Department of Labor secures judgment to recover $3.8M in back wages, damages from TriMED HealthCare for 433 workers denied full wages

WILLOW GROVE, PA – The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a consent judgment ordering a Willow Grove home care agency that intentionally denied 433 employees full overtime wages to pay them more than $3.8 million in back wages and liquidated damages.

December 15, 2022

US Department of Labor, IRS renew agreement to continue, improve joint effort to combat employee misclassification

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor and the IRS today renewed a memorandum of understanding and added a streamlined process for joint referrals and closer coordination to stop businesses from misclassifying workers and denying them their full wages, benefits and protections under the law.

December 6, 2022

Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. busca a trabajadores actuales y pasados de empleador de Tempe para entregarles parte de $2.6 millones recuperados

PHOENIX – El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. está buscando a empleados actuales y anteriores de un contratista de construcción de Tempe, Arizona, a quienes se les debe entregar parte de los más de $2.6 millones en salarios por horas extra y compensación por daños recuperados después de que un tribunal federal aprobó un dictamen por consentimiento luego de un largo litigio e investigación por parte del departamento.

November 16, 2022

Department of Labor initiative finds violations in 80% of care industry investigations; recovers $28.6M for nearly 25K workers, mostly women

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that an ongoing nationwide effort by its Wage and Hour Division focused on improving compliance by residential care, nursing facilities, home health services and other care-focused industry employers has made significant progress in protecting workers’ rights and protections.

November 9, 2022

US Department of Labor seeks nationwide court injunction to stop Packers Sanitation Services’ ‘oppressive child labor’ violations at processing facilities

LINCOLN, NE – The U.S. Department of Labor today asked a federal court to issue a nationwide temporary restraining order and injunction against Packers Sanitation Services Inc. LTD – one of the nation’s leading providers of food safety sanitation – to stop the company from illegally employing dozens of minor-aged workers while the department continues its investigation of the company’s labor practices.

October 11, 2022

US Department of Labor announces proposed rule on classifying employees, independent contractors; seeks to return to longstanding interpretation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor will publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Oct. 13 to help employers and workers determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

October 6, 2022

US Department of Labor announces final rule to improve H-2A visa program

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a final rule to amend H-2A temporary labor certification regulations to protect agricultural workers better, and to update the H-2A application and temporary labor certification process. The final rule will be published in the Federal Register on Oct. 12, 2022.

September 27, 2022

US Department of Labor obtains judgment to recover $9.3M in back wages, damages for 1,756 workers misclassified by Philadelphia staffing company

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a consent judgment that will recover $9.3 million in back wages and liquidated damages for 1,756 employees of a Philadelphia healthcare staffing company that misclassified them and willfully denied their hard-earned overtime pay.

September 8, 2022

READOUT: Secretary Marty Walsh, mental health advocates meet to discuss access to health services, treatment, supportive workplaces

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh met with leading mental health advocacy groups, health care professional associations and other stakeholders today in Washington to discuss workers’ access to mental health services, treatment and supportive workplaces.