June 29, 2022

Bojangles’ franchisee starts safety program for working minors at 93 locations after US Department of Labor finds violations in Spartanburg

SPARTANBURG, SC A federal investigation into child labor violations at a Spartanburg Bojangles has led the franchisee to partner with the U.S. Department of Labor to make sweeping changes to enhance working conditions for minor-aged workers and compliance with labor laws at the operator’s 93 locations in six states.

June 29, 2022

US Department of Labor proposes approval of Massachusetts’ occupational health, safety plan for local government workers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today published a proposed rulemaking to approve a new occupational safety and health plan for Massachusetts state and local employers and their employees.

June 28, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $47K in back wages for 13 auto body shop workers wrongly misclassified as independent contractors by employer

Employer name:                      Sandpiper Autobody                                               

Investigation site:                  470 W. State St.

                                                          Pleasant Grove, UT 84062

June 28, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recupera $61,000 en salarios atrasados para 79 técnicos de reparación de aires acondicionados en Texas

Nombre del empleador:                   Envirotech Mechanical Systems LLC                                                                                               

Lugar de investigación:                    270 Lake Meadows Drive

                                                                      Montgomery, TX  77316

June 28, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $61K in back wages for 79 air conditioning repair technicians in Texas

Employer name:                    Envirotech Mechanical Systems LLC                                                                                         

Investigation site:                 270 Lake Meadows Drive

                                                         Montgomery, TX  77316

June 28, 2022

Jersey Mike’s Subs pays $24K in penalties after federal investigation of child labor compliance at New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Oregon, locations

MANASQUAN, NJ – A federal investigation has found that a popular chain of sandwich shops allowed 14- and 15-year-old workers to work beyond and outside hours permitted by child labor laws.

June 28, 2022

Georgia blasting, demolition contractor pays more than $5K penalty after allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to work near dynamite

Employer:                                          Controlled Blasting Inc.

                                                            1159 Finch Road

                                                            Winder, GA 30680

June 28, 2022

US Department of Labor begins rulemaking process to revise standards for occupational exposure to lead

WASHINGTONThe U.S. Department of Labor announced that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revise its standards for occupational exposure to lead.

Recent medical research on workplace lead exposure shows adverse health effects can occur in adults at lower blood lead levels than recognized previously in the medical removal levels specified in OSHA’s lead standards.

June 27, 2022

Federal court sentences Florida addiction recovery doctor to prison, to pay $31.3M in restitution after submitting $106M in fraudulent benefits claims

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – A federal court in Miami has sentenced the former medical director of a West Palm Beach residential addiction recovery center to prison and ordered more than $31 million in restitution paid as part of a healthcare scheme to obtain reimbursement for $106 million in false claims to more than 80 private insurance companies and federal healthcare benefit programs.

June 27, 2022

US Labor Department, Wisconsin Agri-Business Association renew alliance to promote workplace safety in grain industry

MADISON, WI ‒ Recognizing the need to continue fostering safe industry work practices and educate employers and workers on the industry’s deadly hazards, the Wisconsin Agri-Business Association has renewed its alliance with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration offices in Appleton, Eau Claire, Madison and Milwaukee.

June 27, 2022

US Department of Labor cites 2 contractors after electrician preparing job bid suffers fatal fall at Caterpillar’s Mapleton foundry

PEORIA, IL – Federal workplace safety inspectors investigating the fatal fall of a 50-year-old journeyman electrician at Caterpillar’s Mapleton foundry have determined that the lead contractor and a nested Caterpillar electrical contractor exposed workers to fall hazards.

June 27, 2022

US Department of Labor signs partnership to promote construction safety during renovation of St. Louis’ historic Butler Brothers Building

ST. LOUIS – Recognizing the importance of planning, preparing and training for safety on the job site, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, PARIC Corp., local labor unions and project developer Oliver Street Partners LLC have signed a strategic partnership to promote worker safety and health during the historic renovation of the Butler Brothers Building project in downtown St. Louis.

June 27, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $72K for 12 Brooksville auto repair techs

Employer:                                        

A&G Auto Service and Repair Inc.

operating as Magic Wheels Auto World Inc.

15252 Spring Hill Drive, Brooksville, FL  34604

June 24, 2022

Statement by Women’s Bureau Director Wendy Chun-Hoon on the US Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau Director Wendy Chun-Hoon issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade:

June 24, 2022

Statement by Secretary Walsh on US Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade:

“The U.S. Supreme Court today overturned decades of constitutional precedent, now allowing states to ban or significantly restrict access to abortion. This decision means that women across the country will lose access to necessary reproductive medical care.

June 24, 2022

Readout: Secretary Walsh convenes business leaders in Washington to discuss workplace flexibilities, policies in the private sector

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh today brought together a group of highly engaged private sector business leaders on June 23, 2022, to share ideas and discuss the implications for equity and job quality of workplace flexibilities in the wake of massive changes caused by the pandemic.

June 23, 2022

Becton, Dickinson and Company agrees to pay $499K to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at Nebraska subsidiaries in Columbus, Holdrege

COLUMBUS, NE The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has entered into a conciliation agreement with Becton, Dickinson and Company to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at the medical technology manufacturer’s three subsidiaries in Columbus and Holdrege.

June 23, 2022

Operator of Memphis franchise sandwich shop violated child labor laws, federal investigation into minor-aged worker’s injury finds

MEMPHIS, TN – The operator of a Memphis Schlotzsky’s restaurant endangered minor-aged workers, the U.S. Department of Labor found after an investigation into a 16-year-old worker’s thumb injury.