May 16, 2024

Department of Labor announces $12M in additional funding available to improve job quality, expand access to good jobs in critical industries

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of $12 million in additional funds to improve job quality and increase the availability of good jobs in critical industries, including an emphasis on training provided for jobs in the care economy such as home, elder and childcare.

May 16, 2024

Department of Labor announces updates to improve retirement plan assets distribution to workers, retirees of bankrupt companies

WASHINGTON –The Department of Labor today announced its Employee Benefits Security Administration will publish interim final rules and an amendment to a prohibited transaction class exemption that better protect workers’ hard-earned retirement savings by making it easier for Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees to distribute assets from bankrupt companies’ retirement plans. 

May 16, 2024

Biden-Harris administration announces groundbreaking AI principles for worker well-being

WASHINGTON — The Department of Labor today announced the release of a far-reaching set of principles that provide employers and developers that create and deploy artificial intelligence with guidance for designing and implementing these emerging technologies in ways that enhance job quality and protect workers’ rights.

May 16, 2024

Department of Labor announces migrant worker rights’ website expansion

WASHINGTON – The Department of Labor today announced a significant expansion of and its Spanish version,, websites that provide useful information to help protect the rights of all U.S. workers, regardless of their immigration status.

May 16, 2024

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending May 11, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 222,000, a decrease of 10,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 231,000 to 232,000. The 4-week moving average was 217,750, an increase of 2,500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 215,000 to 215,250.

May 15, 2024

Zwanenberg Food Group agrees to pay $1.7M in federal penalties, invest $1.9M in safety improvements at Cincinnati facility

CINCINNATI – Zwanenberg Food Group USA Inc., one of the world’s leading suppliers of processed foods, agrees to pay $1.7 million in federal penalties and invest $1.9 million in safety improvements at its Cincinnati plant to resolve hazards found during several investigations by the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. 

May 15, 2024

Department of Labor recovers more than $153K in back wages, damages from South Carolina convenience store that denied overtime to workers

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Employer:      Samer Express LLC

295 Glenn Road

West Columbia, SC 29172

May 15, 2024

Department of Labor announces approximately $35M in additional funding available for 2nd round of Building Pathways to Infrastructure Jobs grants

WASHINGTON – The Department of Labor today announced the availability of approximately $35 million in funding through the second round of Building Pathways to Infrastructure Jobs grants to prepare workers for the good-paying infrastructure jobs being created by the Biden-Harris administration’s “Investing in America” agenda. 

May 15, 2024

Department of Labor alleges subcontractor knowingly exposed employees to asbestos hazards during former Waukegan hospital demolition

WAUKEGAN, IL – Alleging that K.L.F. Enterprises — a Chicago demolition subcontractor — knew it was exposing its employees and others to the serious dangers of asbestos at a Waukegan work site, the U.S. Department of Labor has cited the company for 36 safety and health violations after a federal investigation. 

May 15, 2024

Court affirms Department of Labor’s ability to sue Brooklyn staffing agency that demanded workers stay 3 years or repay wages

Date of action:                       May 8, 2024

Type of action:                      Denial of employer’s motion to dismiss

Employers:                            Advanced Care Staffing LLC, Brooklyn, New York

                                                Priority Care Staffing LLC, New York, New York

                                               CEO Sam Klein 

May 15, 2024

Department of Labor to hold 2nd annual ‘Stand Down to Save Lives’ to promote miner safety, health at nation’s mines on May 22

WASHINGTON – The Department of Labor announced today that its Mine Safety and Health Administration will hold its second annual ‘Stand Down to Save Lives’ on May 22, as part of a national campaign to encourage the nation’s mining community to take steps to prevent fatalities and injuries. 

May 14, 2024

Un juez confirma conclusiones de que subcontratista de Maryland negó a 55 trabajadores en un proyecto financiado con fondos federales, su salario completo y beneficios complementarios, debe US$186.000

WASHINGTON – Un juez de derecho administrativo confirmó las conclusiones de una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. sobre las prácticas laborales de un subcontratista de concreto de Bowie, Maryland, y sus propietarios, que encontró que los empleadores clasificaron erróneamente a los trabajadores en un proyecto de viviendas asequibles financiado con fondos federales en el Distrito de Columbia, infringiendo las regulaciones federales.

May 14, 2024

Department of Labor obtains judgment requiring Philadelphia-area home care employer to pay over $1M in overtime back wages, damages, penalties

COLLINGDALE, PA – The Department of Labor has obtained a consent judgment in federal court that orders a Delaware County home care agency to pay more than $1 million in back wages, liquidated damages and penalties after the department found the employer shortchanged 159 workers of their earned wages. 

May 14, 2024

US Department of Labor files complaint seeking back wages, damages for case managers denied overtime by North Central Health Care

Employers:    North Central Community Services Program and Affiliatesoperating as North Central Health Care in Wausau, Wisconsin

Action:           Complaint filing

Court:             U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin 

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.