July 22, 2021

US Department of Labor to offer virtual seminars in August to help employers, workers, stakeholders with prevailing wage requirements

WASHINGTON, DC – To help employers, workers and others stakeholders understand federal standards for prevailing wages on federally funded construction and service contracts, the U.S. Department of Labor is offering virtual compliance seminars in August for contracting agencies, contractors, unions, workers and other stakeholders.

July 2, 2021

Statement by US Secretary of Labor Walsh on the June Jobs Report

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement on the June 2021 Employment Situation Report:

June 22, 2021

US Department of Labor announces dialogue to promote employment equity for women workers

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Department of Labor announced today’s launch of a national online dialogue to gather ideas to improve labor outcomes for women, especially economically disadvantaged women. The dialogue will be open until July 9.

June 21, 2021

US Department of Labor announces proposed rulemaking to protect tipped workers; clarify use of the tip credit

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to limit the amount of non-tip producing work that a tipped employee can perform when an employer is taking a tip credit.

June 15, 2021

US Department of Labor recovers more than $1M for 362 gas pipeline workers in five states after federal court affirms investigation’s findings

BLUE BELL, PA – Following a Pennsylvania federal court order that upheld the findings of a U.S. Department of Labor investigation, oil and gas industry contractor Henkels & McCoy Inc. paid more than $1 million in back wages to hundreds of employees for violating worker protection laws.

May 28, 2021

Statement by US Labor Secretary Walsh on the President’s FY 2022 Budget

WASHINGTON, DC – The Biden-Harris administration today submitted to Congress the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2022. As the administration continues to make progress defeating the pandemic and getting our economy back on track, the budget makes historic investments that will help the country build back better and lay the foundation for shared growth and prosperity for decades to come.

May 13, 2021

US Department of Labor announces 18-month delay to rule affecting prevailing wage for certain immigrants, non-immigrants

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced an 18-month delay in the effective date of the final rule, “Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States.”

Published in January 2021, the final rule affects employers seeking to employ foreign workers on a permanent or temporary basis through certain immigrant visas or through H-1B, H-1B1 and E-3 non-immigrant visas.  The final rule will now go into effect on Nov. 14, 2022. 

May 5, 2021

US Department of Labor to withdraw Independent Contractor Rule

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the withdrawal – effective May 6 – of the “Independent Contractor Rule,” to maintain workers’ rights to the minimum wage and overtime compensation protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

April 28, 2021

US Department of Labor announces final rule delaying portions of 2020 Tip rule

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a final rule delaying portions of the 2020 Tip final rule until Dec. 31, 2021.

April 28, 2021

Wage and Hour Division investigation recovers $3.8M in overtime back wages owed to 1,100 employees of major oil pipeline inspection company in 40 states

SAND SPRINGS, OK – Oilfield pipeline inspectors work long hours performing critical work, keeping more than 2.6 million miles of pipe in the U.S. secure and the communities around them safe. When pipelines explode, the damage can be catastrophic to communities, economies and the environment. The oil and gas industry depends on independent inspection companies to protect this essential infrastructure.

April 28, 2021

División de Horas y Salarios recupera $3,8 millones en salarios adeudados a 1.100 empleados de una impresa nacional de inspección de oleoductos

SAND SPRINGS, OK – Los inspectores de oleoductos trabajan muchas horas realizando labores críticas, manteniendo seguras más de 2,6 millones de millas de tuberías en el país, y protegiendo a las comunidades cercanas. Cuando las tuberías fallan, el daño puede ser catastrófico para las comunidades, la economía y el medio ambiente. Las industrias del petróleo y del gas dependen de empresas de inspección independientes para proteger esta infraestructura esencial.

April 20, 2021

US Department of Labor opens national dialogue to improve outreach to teens on workplace issues of safety, wages, job training, discrimination

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Department of Labor is extending an invitation to teens, parents, educators, employers and other interested stakeholders to join a national online dialogue through April 30 to gather ideas on how the department can connect with teens better.

March 25, 2021

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. lanza una iniciativa centrada en la educación, difusion y la aplicación de la ley en la industria agrícola del país

WASHINGTON, DC – A lo largo de la pandemia, los trabajadores agrícolas se han mantenido en el trabajo en todo el país a pesar de las exposiciones potenciales, para alimentar a los estadounidenses y apoyar las exportaciones estadounidenses. Mientras el Departamento de Trabajo de los EE.

March 25, 2021

US Department of Labor launches initiative focused on education, outreach, enforcement in nation’s agricultural industry

WASHINGTON, DC Throughout the pandemic, farmworkers have remained on the job throughout the nation despite potential exposures to feed Americans and support U.S. exports. As the U.S.

March 23, 2021

US Department of Labor announces proposed rulemakings to further consider, review tipped workers’ regulations

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced two Notices of Proposed Rulemaking related to tipped workers as the effective date approaches for the “Tip Regulations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act” final rule, published in December 2020.

March 11, 2021

US Department of Labor announces proposals to rescind two rules that undermine worker protections against unfair pay practices

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Department of Labor today announced proposals to rescind two final rules that would significantly weaken protections afforded to American workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

March 4, 2021

Philadelphia home health care agency pays $2.1M in back wages to more than 450 workers denied overtime pay for two years

PHILADELPHIA  Every day, seniors and people with disabilities rely on home health care workers for vital services. While the demand for these skilled employees is high, wages remain low. So when a Philadelphia home health care agency failed to pay millions in overtime wages to its workers, the impact hit more than 450 workers hard as they struggled to make ends meet.

March 3, 2021

Federal court orders Christian Home Healthcare to pay more than 500 workers $1.6M in back wages, damages

PITTSBURGH – A U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh has issued a consent order requiring the payment of more than $1.6 million in back wages and damages to 546 home health aides.