News Releases

July 19, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Reminds Employers of the Dangers of Heat Illness

PHILADELPHIA, PA – As temperatures rise in Pennsylvania, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reminds employers to protect their employees from the dangers of working in hot weather.

OSHA's message is simple: Water. Rest. Shade. Employers should encourage workers to drink water every 15 minutes, and take frequent rest breaks in shaded areas. Employers should:

July 19, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Reminds Employers of the Dangers of Heat Illness

PHILADELPHIA, PA – As temperatures rise in West Virginia, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reminds employers to protect their employees from the dangers of working in hot weather.

OSHA's message is simple: Water. Rest. Shade. Employers should encourage workers to drink water every 15 minutes, and take frequent rest breaks in shaded areas. Employers should:

July 19, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Reminds Employers of the Dangers of Heat Illness

PHILADELPHIA, PA – As temperatures rise in Delaware, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reminds employers to protect their employees from the dangers of working in hot weather.

OSHA's message is simple: Water. Rest. Shade. Employers should encourage workers to drink water every 15 minutes, and take frequent rest breaks in shaded areas. Employers should:

July 19, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Reminds Employers of the Dangers of Heat Illness

NEW YORK, NY – As temperatures rise in New York and New Jersey, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reminds employers to protect their employees from the dangers of working in hot weather.

OSHA's message is simple: Water. Rest. Shade. Employers should encourage workers to drink water every 15 minutes, and take frequent rest breaks in shaded areas. Employers should:

July 18, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds North Carolina Restaurant Violated Federal Wage and Overtime Laws

HICKORY, NC – Nara Japanese Restaurant LLC – a restaurant based in Hickory, North Carolina – has paid $28,779 in back wages to 20 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found the employer violated minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

July 18, 2019

Georgia Resource Center to Pay $157,473 to Employees After U.S. Department of Labor Uncovers Federal Labor Law Violations

VALDOSTA, GA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Lowndes Advocacy Resource Center Inc. – operating as LARC Inc. in Valdosta, Georgia – will pay $157,473 in back wages to 130 employees for failing to meet the requirements of Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). LARC Inc. also violated the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA).

July 18, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Recovers $153,740 in Back Wages and Damages for Employees at Tennessee Restaurant

CHATTANOOGA, TN – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Chattanooga Restaurant Group LLC – operating as City Café Diner – will pay $153,740 in back wages and liquidated damages to 46 employees for violating the overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

July 18, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in South Florida Delivery Company Paying $64,027 in Wages

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), ASAP Courier & Logistics LLC – based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida – has paid $64,027 in back wages to 160 employees for violating overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

July 18, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Tennessee Senior Living Facility Paying $91,727 in Back Wages, Damages, and Penalties

HENDERSONVILLE, TN – Hearth Management LLC – the operator of a senior living and memory care facility in Hendersonville, Tennessee – has paid $81,008 in back wages and liquidated damages to 38 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation determined the employer violated overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The employer also paid a $10,719 civil money penalty for repeated violations.

July 18, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $51,623 for Employees After Finding Boca Raton Engineering Contractor Violated Federal Overtime Regulations

BOCA RATON, FL – EMS Site Development LLC - a Boca Raton, Florida, engineering contractor – has paid $51,623 in wages to 61 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation determined the employer violated overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

July 18, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $34,538 for Employee Terminated Unlawfully By South Carolina Auto Manufacturer

LAURENS, SC – Alupress LLC – a manufacturing subsidiary of Alupress AG based in Laurens, South Carolina – has paid $34,538 to a former employee after the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) found the employer violated the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

July 18, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Florida Company for Exposing Employees To Amputations and Other Safety Hazards

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Jimmie Crowder Excavating and Land Clearing Inc. for exposing employees to amputation and other safety hazards at the company's facility in Tallahassee, Florida. The demolition and excavating company faces $81,833 in penalties.

July 18, 2019

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending July 13, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 216,000, an increase of 8,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 1,000 from 209,000 to 208,000. The 4-week moving average was 218,750, a decrease of 250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised down by 250 from 219,250 to 219,000.  

July 17, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Southern California Company Paying Employees $58,815 for H-1B Visa Program Violations

LOS ANGELES, CALogin Consulting Services Inc. – a staffing and recruitment company based in El Segundo, California – has paid $58,815 to two employees after a U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found violations of the H-1B foreign labor certification program.

July 17, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Reminds Employers of the Dangers of Heat Illness

BOSTON, MA – As temperatures rise in New England, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reminds employers to protect their employees from the dangers of working in hot weather.

OSHA's message is simple: Water. Rest. Shade. Employers should encourage workers to drink water every 15 minutes, and take frequent rest breaks in shaded areas. Employers should:

July 17, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Global Packaging Manufacturer After Employee Suffers Severe Steam Burns in Queen City, Texas

QUEEN CITY, TX – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Graphic Packaging International LLC – an Atlanta, Georgia-based paper product manufacturer – for exposing employees to hot steam, and failing to ensure the use of proper hazardous energy control methods. The company faces $211,400 in proposed fines.

July 17, 2019

Illinois Employer to Pay $573,836 in Wages to 215 Employees In Settlement After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

STERLING, IL – Rock River Valley Self Help Enterprises Inc. – based in Sterling, Illinois – will pay 215 current and former employees with disabilities nearly $574,000 in back wages as part of its agreement to resolve issues uncovered by a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  

July 17, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Asheville, North Carolina, Resort in Violation of H-2B Guest Worker Program

ASHEVILLE, NC – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Biltmore Co. – operating as Biltmore Workforce Management Inc. and based in Asheville, North Carolina – has paid $6,938 in back wages to a U.S. applicant for violating labor provisions of the H-2B visa program. The employer also paid a civil penalty of $24,076 assessed by WHD.

July 17, 2019

Ohio Health Care Provider Pays $230,696 in Overtime Back Wages To 74 Employees after U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

COLUMBUS, OH – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Good Hands Supported Living LTD – based in Columbus, Ohio – has paid $230,696 in back wages to 74 employees. WHD found the rehabilitation center and home health care agency violated the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) overtime and recordkeeping provisions.

July 17, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Awards $85.9 Million for Reentry Projects

WASHINGTON, DC – In its latest effort to ensure that individuals returning to the labor force from the justice system have the opportunity to gain meaningful employment, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced approximately $85.9 million in Reentry Project grants awarded to 45 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.