February 13, 2024

Departamento de Trabajo recupera $170,000 tras descubrir que empresa de construcción de Bakersfield negó pago de horas extra a 74 empleados

Empleador:    Universal Welding and Construction Inc.

                              12558 Snow Road

                              Bakersfield, CA 93314                                                                                                     

February 13, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $170K in wages, damages after investigation finds Bakersfield construction company denied 74 employees overtime pay

Employer:      Universal Welding and Construction Inc.

                        12558 Snow Road

February 13, 2024

US Department of Labor announces Employee Benefits Security Administration recovered over $1.4B for workers, families, benefit plans

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration today published an overview of its enforcement activities in fiscal year 2023 in a new fact sheet. 

February 12, 2024

New Jersey contractor’s ongoing disregard for safety laws leads to $1M penalty after federal inspection finds workers exposed to falls

PATERSON, NJ – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a New Jersey contractor for again exposing workers to fall hazards, this time while working at a construction site in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.

February 12, 2024

Illinois construction contractor faces $264K in proposed fines for again failing to protect employees from deadly fall hazards

NAPERVILLE, IL – An Illinois construction contractor – with a history of ignoring federal safety regulations – has again been found exposing workers to deadly fall hazards on a jobsite in Naperville.  

Inspectors with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration observed employees of United Custom Homes LLC of Oswego, Illinois, working without protective equipment at heights up to 20 feet on a residential home under construction on Aug. 23, 2023. 

February 9, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $151K in back wages, damages for 64 guards at Northville, Michigan, security company

Employer:      Koda Group Inc.

                        200 North Center St.

                        Northville, MI

Actions:          Fair Labor Standards Act consent judgment

Court:             U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan              

February 9, 2024

US Department of Labor again cites Green Bay cleaning products manufacturer after worker suffers amputation, fines company $194K

GREEN BAY, WI – A federal investigation into how a Tufco LP employee’s fingertip was amputated in August 2023 determined that the Green Bay household cleaning products manufacturer violated federal regulations for the control of hazardous energy during service and maintenance tasks and failed to report the amputation injury, as required 

February 9, 2024

GE Aerospace resolves alleged gender-based hiring discrimination, pays $443K in back wages to affected job applicants after compliance review

BOSTON  The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has entered into a conciliation agreement with GE Aerospace to resolve alleged hiring discrimination affecting females who applied for work with the manufacturer at its Rutland, Vermont, facility. 

February 8, 2024

US Department of Labor announces new partners to deliver employment assistance for transitioning service members, military spouses

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that its Veterans’ Employment and Training Service has selected eight organizations to join its Transition Assistance Program as new Employment Navigator and Partnership Program partners. 

February 8, 2024

US Labor Department cites Melbourne crane service provider after investigation finds lack of safety protocols led to 34-year-old employee’s electrocution

PALM BAY, FL – U.S. Department of Labor safety investigators have found that a Melbourne rental crane service provider could have prevented the electrocution of a 34-year-old crane operator at a Palm Bay work site in August 2023 by ensuring required safety measures were in place and followed. 

February 8, 2024

US Department of Labor announces $52M in Pathway Home grants to provide pre-release job training, services for incarcerated individuals

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of $52 million in grant funding for organizations that provide reentry services to incarcerated individuals before release from state correctional facilities or county or local jails. By eliminating gaps between release from prison or jail and enrollment in a workforce develop program, the funding will help enhance reintegration efforts and reduce recidivism. 

February 8, 2024

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending February 3, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 218,000, a decrease of 9,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 3,000 from 224,000 to 227,000. The 4-week moving average was 212,250, an increase of 3,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 750 from 207,750 to 208,500.

February 7, 2024

Federal court orders Portland restaurants to pay $540K to employees after illegally splitting tips

Employer:              Pizzicato Inc.

                                    121 South Bancroft St.

February 7, 2024

Department of Labor recovers $134K in tips, overtime wages, damages after investigators found Hawaii restaurant owner shortchanged workers

Employer:      Maui L&L Food Inc., operating as L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

                        270 Dairy Road

February 7, 2024

US Department of Labor announces $85M in available funding to improve job opportunities for youth in communities affected by violence, poverty

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced an $85 million funding opportunity to support programs that provide skills training through work-based learning, employment services, educational support and mentorship to youth and young adults in communities affected by violence, crime and poverty. 

February 7, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $184K in back wages, damages for 56 workers shortchanged by Naples restaurant

TAMPA, FL – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $184,139 in back wages and liquidated damages for 56 seasonal guest workers and U.S. workers of a Naples restaurant after finding multiple violations of federal nonimmigrant work program regulations and federal minimum wage and overtime regulations. 

February 7, 2024

US Department of Labor finds Case Farms Processing again exposes workers to multiple hazards at Ohio chicken processing plant

WINESBURG, OH ‒ A chicken processing plant – with a long history of violations ‒ again failed to comply with federal safety regulations and exposed workers to multiple hazards while they processed chickens for commercial sale, federal inspectors found. 

February 7, 2024

Franquicia de Popeyes paga $212K tras una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo por violaciones de trabajo infantil y no pago de horas extras

Empleador:    14th St. Chicken Corp., que opera como Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits

                        7007 International Blvd.

                        Oakland, CA 94621                                                                                                      

February 7, 2024

Popeyes franchisee pays $212K after US Department of Labor investigation finds child labor, overtime violations

Employer:      14th St. Chicken Corp., operating as Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits

                        7007 International Blvd.