February 3, 2023

Culver’s franchisee in Wixom, Michigan, fined $13K after federal investigation finds employer allowed minors to work more than legally allowed

WIXOM, MI – The operator of a Culver’s franchise restaurant location in Wixom has paid $13,212 in civil money penalties after federal investigators determined the employer allowed 18 teens – ages 14 and 15 – to work more than federal child labor laws permit.

February 3, 2023

Fatal profits: Despite two deadly falls since 2019, inspectors find Nanuet contractor still ignores fall protections, exposing workers to lethal hazards

HO-HO-KUS, NJ Two roofing workers dead – victims of preventable workplace falls in New York – both in the month of February –

February 3, 2023

US Department of Labor bestows ambassador status on Lehigh Construction Group Inc. for long-time safety commitment

Participants:   Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Buffalo Area Office

                         Lehigh Construction Group Inc.

February 3, 2023

Statement by US Secretary of Labor Walsh on January Jobs Report

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement on the January 2023 Employment Situation Report:

February 2, 2023

US Department of Labor obtains judgment ordering Philadelphia-area home healthcare agency to pay $2.3M in back wages, damages to 398 workers

LANSDOWNE, PA Nearly 400 home healthcare workers, employed in an industry rife with overtime violations, will receive the wages they are owed after the U.S. Department of Labor obtained a consent judgment ordering a Philadelphia-area agency and its owners to pay them more than $2.3 million. A federal investigation found the employer willfully shortchanged employees’ hard-earned overtime wages.

February 2, 2023

Court sentences Florida labor contractor to nearly 10 years in prison in case involving forced labor, part of US Department of Labor investigation

TAMPA, FL – A Florida labor contractor is headed to prison for nearly 10 years after a U.S. Department of Labor and multi-agency investigation into his part in a conspiracy to subject migrant farmworkers to forced labor, obstruct investigators, intimidate witnesses and house workers in unsafe and unhealthy living conditions.   

February 2, 2023

Departamento de Trabajo emprende campaña para profesores, trabajadores agrícolas, cuidadores y familias sobre nuevas protecciones a madres lactantes

WASHINGTON – El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. ha iniciado una campaña para alertar a las familias de todo el país sobre los cambios en la ley federal que extienden a más mujeres sus derechos para extraer leche materna en el trabajo, incluidas las empleadas como maestras, trabajadoras agrícolas y cuidadoras.

February 2, 2023

Federal marshals arrest New York restaurant owner who ignored court orders, demands for records in US Department of Labor investigation

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – The operator of two Long Island restaurants may have thought they only had to take orders from customers, but now has learned that ignoring the orders of federal investigators and a federal court will get you arrested.

February 2, 2023

US Department of Labor finds three employers’ safety failures contributed to 31-year-old laborer’s fatal fall at Tallahassee work site in August 2022

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Three construction contractors might have prevented the death of a 31-year-old laborer who suffered fatal injuries after falling while installing roof trusses at a Tallahassee work site on Aug. 17, 2022, a federal workplace safety investigation has found.

February 2, 2023

El Departamento de Trabajo recupera $287,000 en salarios atrasados, daños y perjuicios de un mayorista de regalos de Asheville que negó los salarios completos a 152 trabajadores

RALEIGH, NC - El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. ha recuperado $287,923 en salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios para 152 trabajadores después de que su investigación descubriera que un mayorista de novedades y regalos de Asheville no respetó la ley federal al negar a algunos de los trabajadores el pago completo de horas extras que habían ganado.

February 2, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers $287K in back wages, damages from Asheville novelty wholesaler who denied 152 workers full wages

RALEIGH, NC The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $287,923 in back wages and liquidated damages for 152 workers after its investigation found that an Asheville gift and novelty wholesaler ran afoul of federal law by denying some workers the full overtime pay they earned.

February 2, 2023

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending January 28, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 183,000, a decrease of 3,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 186,000. The 4-week moving average was 191,750, a decrease of 5,750 from the previous week's unrevised average of 197,500.

February 1, 2023

Las fallas de seguridad de un contratista de Connecticut resultaron mortales cuando el derrumbe de una zanja enterró a un trabajador en Vernon

HARTFORD, CT – Una investigación federal descubrió que las fallas de un contratista de Manchester de no facilitar las protecciones y medidas requeridas para evitar derrumbes de zanjas contribuyó a la muerte de un trabajador el 22 de julio de 2022, quien quedó enterrado por el colapso de una zanja de 8 pies de profundidad.

February 1, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers $77K in back wages, damages for 17 employees after Saint George restaurant failed to pay for all hours worked

Employer:                                   Armando’s Mexican Restaurant LLC

Investigation site:                  5792 Memorial Blvd.
                                                         Saint George, South Carolina 29477

February 1, 2023

US Department of Labor welcomes 7 new program partners to deliver career assistance to transitioning service members, spouses

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today its Veterans’ Employment and Training Service has signed a memorandum of understanding with seven new partners for the agency’s Employment Navigator and Partnership Pilot. With these additions, a total of 47 partners now support the initiative.

February 1, 2023

US Department of Labor finds Amazon exposed workers to unsafe conditions, ergonomic hazards at three more warehouses in Colorado, Idaho, New York

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued citations at three more Amazon warehouses – in Aurora, Colorado; Nampa, Idaho; and Castleton, New York – for failing to keep workers safe and delivered hazard alert letters for exposing workers to ergonomic hazards.

February 1, 2023

Judge orders Quincy restaurant, owner to pay $42K in unpaid wages, damages, penalties after US Labor Department investigation

Date of Action: Jan. 18, 2023 

Type of Action: Fair Labor Standards Act consent judgement

Defendants: Maya Restaurant Inc. operating as Maya Mexican Restaurant, Rigoberto Cobain