May 14, 2024

Department of Labor announces availability of $40M in grants to out-of-school time organizations to improve access to good jobs for underserved youth

WASHINGTON – The Department of Labor today announced up to $40 million in grants available for national out-of-school time organizations to expand local work-based learning opportunities, job training and career pathways for underserved youth during non-school hours.

May 14, 2024

Department of Labor recognized by Small Business Administration for excellence in procurement practices to support small businesses

WASHINGTON – The Department of Labor announced that its procurement practices have earned the department an “A” score — for the 15th consecutive year — on the Fiscal Year 2023 Small Business Procurement Scorecard.

May 14, 2024

Department of Labor’s Job Corps to highlight importance of mental health, combatting violence, drug use during Youth 2 Youth Week 2024

WASHINGTON – The Department of Labor today announced that Job Corps centers across the nation will host events and other activities from May 20-24 to promote positive mental health and create supportive environments where students can discuss their mental health issues and seek solutions. 

May 13, 2024

Court enters injunction after Evansville restaurant owner agrees to stop intimidating workers who cooperate with federal wage investigation

EVANSVILLE, IN – An Evansville diner owner will post a statement for employees and allow a U.S. Department of Labor representative to read its content aloud to inform the employees of their rights to cooperate with federal wage investigators and that the owner is subject to a department lawsuit for retaliating against workers and failing to pay required wages. 

May 13, 2024

Department of Labor to hold benefits assistance events in Indiana, Illinois for current, former coal miners disabled by black lung disease, survivors

WASHINGTONThe Department of Labor today announced that its Federal Black Lung Program will host outreach events for current and former coal miners suffering disabilities related to black lung disease, and their families and survivors, on May 21 in Indiana and on May 22 in Illinois. 

May 13, 2024

Department of Labor to hold benefits assistance events in Kentucky for current, former coal miners disabled by black lung disease, survivors

WASHINGTONThe Department of Labor today announced that its Federal Black Lung Program will host an outreach event in Greenville, Kentucky, on May 20 for current and former coal miners suffering disabilities related to black lung disease and their families to assist them in filing or refile claims for benefits. 

May 13, 2024

US Department of Labor obtains judgment to recover $152K in back wages, damages owed to Bronx medical care provider’s employees

NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a consent judgment to recover $152,000 in back wages and liquidated damages for nine people employed by a Bronx medical care provider that routinely failed to pay them overtime for hours over 40 in a workweek because their employer wrongly classified them as exempt from certain federal regulations.

May 13, 2024

Department of Labor announces ‘Access to Good Jobs for All’ as National Disability Employment Awareness Month’s 2024 theme

WASHINGTON  The Department of Labor today announced that its Office of Disability Employment Policy has chosen “Access to Good Jobs for All” as the theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which will be observed in October. 

NDEAM annually celebrates the contributions of the nation’s disabled workers and showcases supportive, inclusive policies and practices that benefit employees and employers alike. 

May 13, 2024

US Department of Labor finds Watertown contractor did not provide required safeguards to prevent employee fatality in Brighton

BRAINTREE, MA – The U.S. Department of Labor has determined that a Watertown roofing contractor again violated federal regulations for fall protections, following a workplace safety investigation into how an employee suffered fatal injuries after falling about 27 feet as they tried to carry materials and climb a ladder jack scaffold at a Brighton work site in September 2023.

May 10, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $151K in back wages, damages for 32 Indianapolis home healthcare aides denied overtime

Employer:      Renee’s Helping Hands 

                         Indianapolis, IN

May 9, 2024

Department of Labor obtains $316K judgment against Little Big Burger restaurants for taking workers’ tips to pay managers in Oregon, Washington

Employer:                     LBB Progress Ridge LLC, operating as Little Big Burger 

                                      12345 SW Horizon Blvd. Ste #41

                                      Beaverton, OR 97007 

Type of action:                      Consent judgment and order

Name of defendants:            LBB Progress Ridge LLC

Amergent Hospitality Group Inc.

Fred Glick

May 9, 2024

Li Roq Ruq'il li Awab'ejilal chi rix li K'anjelak kixtaweb' li kok'aleb’ chi k’eb’ileb’ chi k'anjelak chi mak’a’eb’ xlisenseb’ sa' li xiwxiw k'anjel, kixk'ul $4.8 millones chi tumin re xtojb'aleb', re lix k'ajkamunkileb' li xek'anjelak chaq sa' li ninqi

WASHINGTON – Sa' jun reheb' li jwal nimla sumk'uub' re li muxek sa' li tojleb' li maajunwa' chaq kik'ulman choq reheb' li nakek'anjelak sa' li ninqi k'ay re kaxlan re Estados Unidos, jun li raqleb'aal aatin re li awab'ejilal sa' li tenamit Los Angeles kixk'e jun li taql raqb'a aatin li naxtaqla xyeeb'al re li Fu Qian Chen Lu, li Bruce Shu Hua Lok ut wankeb'

May 9, 2024

Tojo Ja te aq´until ite´ junjen k’wal nchi aq’nin toj ex a’ kyaq´un mya b´a´n, nkykanb’en $4.8 millones ti´je chojelb’il ex tzma toj nim tnam te California.

WASHINGTON – Tojo jni’ kawb’il tz’ib’in te chojb’il jni’ nb’an, qa at nya’ b’an xb’an ku’un xjal b’ajxa o chi tzyet kye aq’unal  Estados Unidos b’i’nl te tqa’nil qa nya’ b’a’n jun ti’ xb’an  Estados Unidos, o tzaj q’um’an  Los Ángeles ex o b’ant jun o b’an jun ‘un te tz’yb’ajtzajil ex b’i’n tu’n  Fu Qian Chen Lu, Bruce Shu Hua Lok ex jni’qe txqantl

May 9, 2024

Court enters preliminary injunction after Indiana liquor store owner agrees to stop intimidating workers who speak with federal wage investigators

SOUTH BEND, IN – The operator of 61 liquor stores in two states must pay $354,633 in back wages and damages to 156 employees, post a statement and play a recorded video message to inform workers of their right to cooperate with federal wage investigators and notify them that he is subject to a federal lawsuit for retaliating against workers and failing to pay required wages, a U.S. District Court has ordered. 

May 9, 2024

Departamento de Trabajo encuentra niños ilegalmente en trabajos peligrosos, logra $4,8 millones para trabajadores de industria avícola en California

WASHINGTON – En uno de los mayores acuerdos por infracción salarial jamás alcanzados para trabajadores avícolas de EE.UU., un tribunal federal de Los Ángeles ha distado una sentencia de consentimiento que ordena a Fu Qian Chen Lu, Bruce Shu Hua Lok y otros, como propietari

May 9, 2024

CORRECTED: US Department of Labor invites food service industry employers, workers, other stakeholders to join webinar on National Waitstaff Day

 

Who:               U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division          

                        South Carolina Human Affairs Commission

                        South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

 

What:             Labor law webinar for National Waitstaff Day 

May 9, 2024

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending May 4, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 231,000, an increase of 22,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 208,000 to 209,000. The 4-week moving average was 215,000, an increase of 4,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 210,000 to 210,250.

May 8, 2024

Department of Labor takes critical step in heat safety rulemaking, continues heightened enforcement efforts, focuses on dangers to agricultural workers

WASHINGTON – The Department of Labor has taken an important step in addressing the dangers of workplace heat and moved closer to publishing a proposed rule to reducing the significant health risks of heat exposure for U.S. workers in outdoor and indoor settings. 

May 8, 2024

Department of Labor plans to restructure workplace safety, health regional operations strategically to protect workers

WASHINGTON – The Department of Labor today announced strategic changes to the structure of its Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s regional operations designed to direct its resources effectively and make the agency more resilient.