May 17, 2022

US Department of Labor to offer prevailing wage compliance seminars online for federal contractors, contracting agencies, unions, workers

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor will offer online compliance seminars for contracting agencies, contractors, unions, workers and other stakeholders to provide information on the requirements governing payment of prevailing wages on federally funded construction and service contracts.

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 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

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 2, 2022

Las iniciativas del Departamento de Trabajo de Estados Unidos promueven la ‘seguridad’ de los salarios de trabajadores y el cumplimiento por empleadores durante la Semana Nacional de Seguridad en la Construcción

WASHINGTON - Los trabajadores en la industria de construcción de los EE. UU. construyen nuestras casas, carreteras, puentes y edificios. También se esfuerzan para expandir y fortalecer la infraestructura de información de la nación para conectarnos mejor y hacer que el país sea más resiliente en tiempos de crisis.

May 2, 2022

US Department of Labor initiatives promote ‘safety’ of industry workers’ wages, employer compliance during National Construction Safety Week

WASHINGTON – Hard-working people in the construction industry in the U.S. build our homes, erect our roads and bridges, and raise our buildings skyward. They also strive to expand and strengthen the nation’s information infrastructure to better connect us and make the country more resilient at times of crisis.

April 18, 2022

Courts orders Lancaster healthcare agency to pay more than $1.15M in back wages, damages after US Department of Labor investigation

LANCASTER, PA – A federal court entered a consent judgment against a Pennsylvania home healthcare agency and its owner after investigators found they denied 193 direct care workers overtime pay.

April 8, 2022

Working for $2.50 per hour: US Department of Labor’s crackdown on grossly exploitive, abusive pay practices in San Diego continues

SAN DIEGO – While dozens of companies along the U.S. border in California hire workers from Mexico to labor as warehouse and logistics’ workers in scores of non-descript buildings, U.S. Department of Labor investigators and attorneys are also working hard – to prevent exploitation of these workers and hold employers accountable.

April 8, 2022

Trabajando por $2.50 por hora: continúa la campaña del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. contra las prácticas salariales abusivas y de explotación en San Diego

SAN DIEGO – Mientras que docenas de compañías a lo largo de la frontera de Estados Unidos en California contratan trabajadores de México para trabajar como trabajadores de almacenes y logística en decenas de edificios no descriptivos, los investigadores y abogados del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. también están trabajando arduamente–para prevenir la explotación de estos trabajadores y hacer que los empleadores rindan cuentas.

March 28, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos celebra la Semana Nacional de los Trabajadores Agrícolas con un seminario de la industria a nivel nacional, alcance local, aplicación de la ley

WASHINGTON A pesar de su papel crítico en la economía, los trabajadores agrícolas con demasiada frecuencia enfrentan salarios no pagados, transporte inseguro hacia y desde los lugares de trabajo y condiciones de vivienda deficientes.

March 28, 2022

US Department of Labor marks National Farmworkers Week with nationwide industry seminar, local outreach, enforcement

WASHINGTON – Despite their critical role in the economy, farmworkers too often face unpaid wages, unsafe transportation to and from worksites, and substandard housing conditions.

March 23, 2022

Federal court orders 3 restaurants, owners to pay $1.45M in back wages, damages to 116 workers denied overtime wages

PITTSBURGH – Following litigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of the Solicitor, a federal court has entered a consent judgment against three restaurants – one in Pennsylvania and two in West Virginia – and their owners after investigators found they paid back-of-the-house employees off-the-books salaries for all hours worked and denied them overtime pay for hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

March 15, 2022

US Department of Labor will offer prevailing wage compliance seminars for federal contractors, contracting agencies, unions, workers

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor will offer online compliance seminars for contracting agencies, contractors, unions, workers and other stakeholders to provide information on the requirements governing payment of prevailing wages on federally funded construction and service contracts.

March 11, 2022

For the first time in 40 years, US Department of Labor proposes rulemaking for Davis-Bacon Act to reflect needs of today’s construction industry

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the publication of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking as it considers updating the regulations that implement the Davis-Bacon Act and Davis-Bacon and Related Acts to reflect better the needs of workers in the construction industry and planned federal construction investments.

March 10, 2022

US Department of Labor offers new resources to help combat employer retaliation against workers who exercise their legal rights

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division today published and launched several resources to help combat retaliation by employers against employees for exercising their worker rights. These resources include the following:

March 8, 2022

Court orders home care agency to pay more than $4.5M in back wages, damages to 503 workers after US Department of Labor investigation, litigation

UPPER DARBY, PA – A federal court has ordered an Upper Darby home healthcare agency to pay $4,544,872 in back wages and liquidated damages after U.S. Department of Labor investigators found that the employer misclassified some workers as independent contractors, which denied 503 home health aides their rightfully earned overtime wages.

February 17, 2022

US Department of Labor investigation recovers $1.3M in back wages, finds Texas potato farm denied nearly 500 farmworkers full wages, overtime

DALHART, TX – Each year, hundreds of agricultural workers enter the U.S. with an H-2A visa and make the long trip toward the Texas Panhandle’s far northwest corner. In the small town of Dalhart at Larsen Farms – a sprawling potato farm operated by one of the nation’s largest growers – they work under an open sky, some spending long days in the hot sun harvesting the crop and repairing farm equipment while others keep warehouses operating.

February 16, 2022

US Department of Labor offers online compliance webinar for federal contractors, stakeholders, workers amid Bipartisan Infrastructure Law investments

WASHINGTON – The historic investment in our nation’s aging infrastructure made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – signed by President Biden on Nov. 15, 2021 – will have a significant impact on those involved in federal construction contracts. 

February 8, 2022

US Department of Labor announces worker initiative to safeguard rights, ensure protections for workers in warehouse, logistics industries

WASHINGTON – The increased demand and the constraints on the global supply chain have combined to place enormous strain on the nation’s warehouse and logistics industries, and has prompted the U.S. Department of Labor to take heightened action to ensure that warehouse and logistics workers’ wages and workplace rights are protected.

February 8, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos anuncia una iniciativa de los trabajadores para salvaguardar los derechos, garantizar protecciones para los trabajadores en las industrias de almacén y logística

WASHINGTON- El aumento de la demanda de los consumidores y las restricciones relacionadas con la pandemia en la cadena de suministro global se han combinado para ejercer una enorme presión sobre la industria de almacenes y logística de la nación y han llevado al Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos a tomar medidas más estrictas para garantizar que los salarios y los derechos laborales de los trabajadores de almacén y logística estén protegidos.