December 9, 2021

Un tribunal federal ordena a los contratistas de Long Island que paguen casi un millón de dólares en salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios tras una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU.

NUEVA YORK - Tres empresas de suministro y construcción de hormigón de Bellport y su propietario, que durante tres años no pagaron las horas extras a 99 obreros, han sido condenados a pagar a los trabajadores un total de $987,591 dólares en concepto de salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios, más intereses, en una sentencia acordada dictada por el Tribunal de Distrito de los Estados Unidos para el Distrito Este de Nueva York.

December 9, 2021

Federal court orders Long Island contractors to pay nearly $1M in back wages, damages following US Department of Labor investigation

NEW YORK – Three Bellport concrete supply and construction companies and their owner, who schemed for three years to deny overtime pay to 99 laborers, have been ordered to pay the workers a total of $987,591 in back wages and liquidated damages, plus interest, in a consent judgment entered in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

December 9, 2021

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending December 4, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 184,000, a decrease of 43,000 from the previous week's revised level. This is the lowest level for initial claims since September 6, 1969 when it was 182,000. The previous week's level was revised up by 5,000 from 222,000 to 227,000. The 4-week moving average was 218,750, a decrease of 21,250 from the previous week's revised average. This is the lowest level for this average since March 7, 2020 when it was 215,250. The previous week's average was revised up by 1,250 from 238,750 to 240,000.

December 8, 2021

US Departments of Labor, Justice reaffirm commitment to protect employment rights of service members, veterans

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor and U.S Department of Justice today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to reaffirm their commitment to administer and enforce the protections afforded to military service members and veterans by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994.

December 8, 2021

US Department of Labor finds IT company violated H-1B visa program when it failed to use, pay system analyst; recovers $64K for worker

DALLAS – An information technology services company in Irving hired a system analyst under the H-1B visa program, then failed to use and pay the worker the required prevailing wage for non-productive time – an illegal practice known as “benching” – a U.S. Department of Labor investigation has found.

December 8, 2021

AlliedBarton Security Services LLC agrees to pay more than $1.1M to resolve gender, race-based pay discrimination allegations at New York location

NEW YORK - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has entered into a conciliation agreement with AlliedBarton Security Services LLC to resolve alleged pay discrimination affecting 2,263 female, Black and American Indian employees over a two-year period at the federal contractor’s New York City location.

December 8, 2021

US Department of Labor finds Chuck E. Cheese exposed minor-aged worker to hazardous machine, incurred recordkeeping violations at Bronx location

NEW YORK – A 17-year-old employee of a Bronx Chuck E. Cheese/Pasqually’s Pizza & Wings restaurant set up, operated and cleaned a power-driven dough mixer – all in violation of federal child labor regulations, a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigation has found.

December 8, 2021

US Department of Labor awards $10M to continue support of more effective, transparent resolution of labor disputes in Mexico

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of a $10 million cooperative agreement to American Institutes for Research to strengthen the labor mediation process in Mexico, by increasing transparency in labor disputes and improving the country’s labor justice system.

December 7, 2021

Federal court finds owner of three Hawaii restaurants shortchanged 71 workers, orders payment of $220K in back wages, damages

HONOLULU – A federal court has affirmed the findings of a U.S. Department of Labor investigation that determined the owner of three Hawaii restaurants denied workers overtime and minimum wages, and discarded time records in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

December 7, 2021

Secretary Walsh announces major global initiative to empower workers, ensure rights, promote democracy

WASHINGTON – In advance of the Biden-Harris administration’s Summit for Democracy this week, U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh today announced the Multilateral Partnership for Organizing, Worker Empowerment and Rights initiative – the largest commitment by the U.S. government to advance worker empowerment and support trade union rights in the global economy.

December 6, 2021

Federal court sentences Louisville pharmacist to prison, orders $188K in restitution after US Department of Labor finds healthcare fraud

LOUISVILLE, KY – A Louisville pharmacist who fraudulently billed healthcare benefit plans for $188,157 in unfilled prescriptions will serve 9 months in prison and 2 years of supervised release after pleading guilty in federal court. 

December 6, 2021

US Department of Labor awards $2.6M to state of Texas to provide employment, training services for dislocated military members, spouses

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced funding of $2,677,470 to the Texas Workforce Commission to provide workforce training services at Fort Hood and in seven counties to military service members and their spouses dislocated by delays caused by the pandemic.

December 6, 2021

US Department of Labor extends deadline for nominations to serve on Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has extended the deadline for submitting nominations to serve on the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health. Nominations must now be submitted by Jan. 31, 2022.

December 3, 2021

Statement by US Secretary of Labor Walsh on the November Jobs Report

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement on the November 2021 Employment Situation Report:

December 3, 2021

Queens contractor failed to provide lifesaving fall protection, training to employees at Brooklyn worksite, US Department of Labor finds

NEW YORK – A federal workplace safety investigation has found a Queens construction contractor failed to provide and ensure the use of effective fall protection safeguards that would have prevented the death of a worker who fell about 60 feet from a roof on May 27, 2021, during demolition of a Brooklyn building.

December 2, 2021

US Department of Labor extends comment period for rulemaking to protect indoor and outdoor workers from heat hazards

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is extending the period for submitting comments on the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings. Comments on the ANPRM must now be submitted by Jan. 26, 2022.

December 2, 2021

UPDATED: US Department of Labor cites one of the nation’s largest pork processors for exposing workers to repetitive motion injuries, placing essential workers at risk

GUYMON, OK – A Guymon processing and packing facility – operated by one of the nation’s largest pork processors – failed to prevent workers from being exposed to repetitive motion injuries and did not record injuries that needed more than basic first-aid.

December 2, 2021

US Department of Labor announces new web portal for federal contractors and subcontractors to certify whether they have developed and maintained an Affirmative Action Program

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the upcoming launch of an online portal through which federal government contractors and subcontractors will certify compliance with annual Affirmative Action Program requirements.