September 20, 2021

US Department of Labor finds Arkansas waste management company illegally fired worker on federally protected medical leave

LITTLE ROCK, AR – A Little Rock waste management company that terminated an employee who used qualified medical leave to address a serious health issue – just days before Christmas 2019 – was ordered to pay the worker $36,007 in back wages as the result of a federal investigation.

September 20, 2021

US Department of Labor appoints 29 members to newly reinstated Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the appointments of 29 members to serve on the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship, and provide advice and recommendations on issues related to Registered Apprenticeship.

September 20, 2021

US Department of Labor announces enhanced, expanded measures to protect workers from hazards of extreme heat, indoors and out

WASHINGTON – To combat the hazards associated with extreme heat exposure – both indoors and outdoors – the White House today announced enhanced and expanded efforts the U.S. Department of Labor is taking to address heat-related illnesses.

September 20, 2021

Un tribunal condena a un entrenador de caballos a pagar $563,000 en concepto de salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios a 170 empleados tras una investigación y un litigio del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU.

NUEVA YORK - Los empleados conocidos como peluqueros de caballos y paseadores son esenciales para los empresarios que corren carreras con caballos de pura sangre. Ayudan a precalentar a los caballos antes de las carreras y los entrenamientos, los enfrían después, y limpian los caballos, los establos y el equipo.

September 20, 2021

Court orders horse trainer to pay $563K back wages, damages to 170 employees after US Department of Labor investigation, litigation

NEW YORK – Employees known as groomers and hot walkers are crucial to employers who race thoroughbred horses. They warm horses up ahead of races and workouts, cool the horses down afterwards and clean the horses, stables and equipment.

September 17, 2021

US Department of Labor cites Houston transmission line contractor for safety violations following worker’s death and severe injuries to another

MONT BELVIEU, TX – One electrical construction worker died and another suffered severe injuries after falling about 15 stories from a platform that federal inspectors found was not secured properly to the crane suspending it. The employees were erecting electrical transmission lines near Houston.

September 17, 2021

US Department of Labor files complaint against ABM Janitorial Services alleging systemic racial discrimination at Maryland, Virginia offices

BALTIMORE – The U.S. Department of Labor has filed an administrative complaint against ABM Janitorial Services after a compliance evaluation by the department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs alleged systematic racial discrimination against Black and a smaller number of white applicants for janitorial positions at its Baltimore and Alexandria, Virginia, locations.

September 16, 2021

US Labor Department recovers nearly $115K in back wages, damages after investigation finds overtime violations at Swedesboro production facility

SWEDESBORO, NJ – JP Technology Inc. operates a hafnium crystal bar production facility in Swedesboro 24 hours a day. At the facility, many employees work 12-hour shifts, seven days a week. A recent federal investigation found the employer failed to pay some of these employees any overtime pay, a violation of federal wage laws.

September 16, 2021

Federal investigation of pay practices recovers nearly $120K in back wages, damages for 65 workers at Pike County truck stop, convenience store

TAFTON, PA – A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has found the owner of two Pike County companies violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by denying 65 workers their rightfully earned wages, resulting in the recovery of nearly $120,000 in back wages and damages.

September 16, 2021

US Department of Labor, the Builders’ Association renew 20-year partnership to train, protect Missouri, Kansas construction workers on job sites

KANSAS CITY, MO – To combat the dangers workers face in construction, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Builders’ Association renewed their 20-year Build Safe Partnership Program recently to train and protect industry workers throughout Missouri and eastern Kansas.

September 16, 2021

Unas empresas de gestión hotelera de Long Island deberán pagar $210,000 en salarios y multas después de que el Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. descubriera violaciones del programa de trabajadores extranjeros H-2B

NUEVA YORK - Los empleados de dos empresas de gestión hotelera de East Hampton (Nueva York), de propiedad común, descubrieron que su trabajo no era vacacional cuando sus empleadores -Dune Resorts LLC y Ocean Bay Management Inc.- violaron varios requisitos del programa de visados H-2B, lo que supuso la pérdida dir

September 16, 2021

US Department of Labor awards $5M in funding

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced funding of $5 million to support disaster-relief employment and training for individuals to assist with clean up and recovery activities after Hurricane Ida made landfall in southern Louisiana as a Category 4 storm on Aug. 29.

September 16, 2021

US Department of Labor awards $550K to assist clean up, recovery after Tennessee’s torrential rainfall in August 2021

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced funding of $550,085 to support disaster-relief employment for individuals to assist with clean up and recovery, and provide employment and training services, after catastrophic rainfall on Aug. 21 led to flooding and extensive waterway damage in parts of the Middle Tennessee region.

September 16, 2021

Long Island hotel management companies to pay $210,000 in wages, penalties after US Department of Labor finds H-2B guest worker program violations

NEW YORK Employees of two commonly owned and operated East Hampton, New York, hotel management companies found their work was no vacation when their employers – Dune Resorts LLC and Ocean Bay Management Inc. – violated several requirements of the H-2B Visa program, resulting in direct job losses to 39 U.S. workers and underpayments to 59 H-2B employees.

September 16, 2021

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending September 11, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 332,000, an increase of 20,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 310,000 to 312,000. The 4-week moving average was 335,750, a decrease of 4,250 from the previous week's revised average. This is the lowest level for this average since March 14, 2020 when it was 225,500. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 339,500 to 340,000.

September 15, 2021

Un tribunal federal ordena al restaurante de Selbyville el pago de $305,000 en concepto de salarios atrasados, daños y perjuicios y sanciones después de que el Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. detectara violaciones salariales

SELBYVILLE, DE - Un tribunal federal ha ordenado al operador de un negocio de Selbyville que pague $300,000 en salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios a 16 trabajadores, algunos de los cuales trabajaban 75 horas o más a la semana por un salario fijo mientras el negocio no mantenía registros de las horas que trabajaban. 

September 15, 2021

US Department of Labor urges workers, employers, public to recognize hazards, ensure safety after Hurricane Nicholas

DALLAS – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration urges response crews and residents in areas affected by Hurricane Nicholas to recognize the hazards created by flooding, power loss, structural damage, fallen trees and storm debris.

September 15, 2021

Federal court orders Selbyville restaurant to pay $305K in back wages, damages, penalties after US Department of Labor finds wage violations

SELBYVILLE, DE – A federal court has ordered a Selbyville business operator to pay $300,000 in back wages and liquidated damages to 16 workers – some of whom worked 75 hours or more a week for a flat salary while the business kept no time records of the hours they worked. 

September 15, 2021

US Department of Labor recovers $163K for 72 healthcare workers after investigation finds Linden hospital missed payrolls

LINDEN, TN Amid the pandemic, Linden hospital essential healthcare workers demonstrated their commitment to their jobs and communities when they worked long hours at a risk to themselves and their families. Yet, the hospital failed to meet its responsibilities to 72 of these workers when it did not pay them in accordance with federal law. Underpayment and missed payrolls added financial stress to the enormous burden already carried by the workers.