June 23, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending June 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 229,000, a decrease of 2,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 229,000 to 231,000. The 4-week moving average was 223,500, an increase of 4,500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 218,500 to 219,000.

June 22, 2022

Un tribunal federal ordena que unos dueños de restaurantes de San Juan paguen $31,000 por infracciones de salarios mínimos, horas extras y mantenimiento de registros

GUAYNABO, PR – Un juez federal ha ordenado que dos restaurantes de San Juan y sus dueños paguen una suma de $31,630 a 19 trabajadores después de que los dueños retuvieran los salarios atrasados que aseguraron al Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. que pagarían a los empleados después de que una investigación descubriera que sus prácticas de pago infringían la ley federal.

June 22, 2022

Federal court orders San Juan restaurants, owners to pay $31K for minimum wage, overtime, recordkeeping violations

GUAYNABO, PR – A federal judge has ordered two San Juan restaurants and their owners to pay a total of $31,630 to 19 workers after the owners withheld back wages they assured the U.S. Department of Labor they would pay the employees after an investigation found their pay practices violated federal law.

June 22, 2022

US Department of Labor cites Atlanta recycling company for continually exposing workers to chemical hazards, proposes $311K in penalties

ATLANTA – Federal workplace safety inspectors determined that an Atlanta recycling company exposed workers to hazardous chemicals without warning them of the risks. This is the third time since 2019 that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the company for similar violations.

June 22, 2022

US Department of Labor reaches settlement agreement with Ohio insulation contractor to resolve citations after fatal fall, workers’ injuries in 2020

MARS, PA – An industrial insulation contractor in Ohio entered into a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to resolve litigation prompted by the findings of a June 2020 investigation into the fatal fall of one worker and serious injuries suffered by three others after they fell from a roof and scaffold at an indoor horse-riding facility in Mars. 

June 22, 2022

US Department of Labor cites Canton steel mill after worker is fatally caught in machine

CANTON, OH A workplace safety investigation into a 65-year-old worker’s fatal crushing injuries at TimkenSteel in Canton found the company failed to install guards or provide proper hand tools to prevent workers from entanglement hazards while operating a bar straightener machine.

June 22, 2022

US Department of Labor to recognize importance of disability, equity in workforce during National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2022

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that, in recognition of the vital role people with disabilities play in making the nation’s workforce diverse and inclusive, “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation” has been chosen as the theme for October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2022.

June 22, 2022

Federal court orders Stone Mountain insurance agency owner to pay $50K after US Department of Labor finds worker retaliation

ATLANTAThe U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has ordered the owner of a Stone Mountain insurance agency to pay $50,000 in back wages and liquidated damages to a worker terminated after inquiring about pay. 

June 22, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo descubre que una empresa de paisajismo no registraba deliberadamente las horas de los trabajadores y les negó a 57 trabajadores $88,000 en salarios de horas extras

LAS VEGAS - Una reciente investigación federal descubrió que una empresa de paisajismo de Reno (que emplea trabajadores expuestos al exterior, incluso en los días de verano en que la temperatura puede alcanzar los 90 grados) pagó de menos intencionalmente a 57 de sus trabajadores al negarles los salarios por horas extras que les debían.

June 21, 2022

Readout: Leaders of government; labor unions; workforce organizations convene at ‘Good Jobs’ Summit to discuss equity, economic prosperity

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh joined Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, Rep.

June 21, 2022

US Department of Labor outlines paths forward to empower workers with publication of its Spring 2022 Regulatory Agenda

WASHINGTON – As the part of today’s publication of the Spring 2022 Regulatory Agenda by the Biden-Harris administration, the U.S. Department of Labor’s agenda has been posted online.

June 21, 2022

US Departments of Labor, Commerce announce coordinated effort to create good jobs, promote equity throughout the workforce

WASHINGTON The U.S. Departments of Labor and Commerce today released the “Good Jobs Principles,” a coordinated effort to provide employers, workers, federal agencies, state and local governments, and other advocates with a roadmap to advance the goal of quality jobs for all workers.

June 21, 2022

Federal investigation finds framing contractor willfully exposed workers to fall hazards at Luzerne, Pennsylvania, state salt storage stockpile

LUZERNE, PA – Despite the dangers of falls – a leading cause of construction industry deaths – a Strasburg framing contractor ignored federal workplace standards and exposed workers to falls as high as 14 feet while working at a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation facility.

June 17, 2022

Un tribunal federal aprueba una orden para que un paisajista de Succasunna pague $400,000 en salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios a 32 trabajadores a los que les negó las horas extras

SUCCASUNNA, NJ - Un tribunal federal ha aprobado una sentencia acordada que ordena que una empresa de paisajismo de Succasunna y su dueño paguen $400,000 en salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios después de que una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de

June 17, 2022

Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force issues strategy to prevent importation of goods made with forced labor in the People’s Republic of China

WASHINGTON – The Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force, which includes the U.S. Department of Labor as a member, today issued the “Strategy to Prevent Importation of Goods Mined, Produced, or Manufactured with Forced Labor in the People’s Republic of China,” as required by the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.

June 17, 2022

Federal court approves order for Succasunna landscaper to pay $400K in back wages, damages to 32 workers denied overtime wages

SUCCASUNNA, NJ – A federal court has approved a consent judgment ordering a Succasunna landscaping company and its owner to pay $400,000 in back wages and damages after the U.S. Department of Labor found the employer denied 32 of its workers the overtime pay they earned.