October 2, 2020

Yale University Agrees to Pay $87,500 to Settle Pay Discrimination Allegations with U.S. Department of Labor

HARTFORD, CT – Yale University, a private university, will pay $87,500 to resolve alleged pay discrimination at the university’s New Haven, Connecticut, campus.

October 2, 2020

Georgia Home Security Company Pays Back Wages to Employee Wrongly Denied Paid Sick Leave After Coronavirus Diagnosis

COVINGTON, GA – Nicholas Security Commercial LLC – a Covington, Georgia-based home security company – has paid $1,153 in back wages after wrongly denying emergency paid sick leave to an employee who self-quarantined after receiving a coronavirus diagnosis.

October 2, 2020

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia on the September Jobs Report

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia issued the following statement on the September 2020 Employment Situation Report:

October 1, 2020

Presidential Proclamation Marks National Disability Employment Awareness Month’s 75th Annual Commemoration for ‘Increasing Access and Opportunity’

WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald J. Trump has issued a proclamation commemorating October 2020 as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and encouraging workplaces and communities across the nation to honor the occasion through a variety of events and activities.

October 1, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Reaches Conciliation Agreement With Law Firm to Resolve Alleged Pay Discrimination

PROVIDENCE, RI – After a routine compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), Locke Lord LLP – a federal contractor formerly known as Edwards Wildman – voluntarily entered into a conciliation agreement to resolve allegations of pay discrimination at its Providence, Rhode Island, office.  

October 1, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Announces First Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Raytheon Technologies as the first Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP), a major milestone in this Administration’s goal to expand apprenticeships and create more job opportunities for American workers. The National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) serves as the Standards Recognition Entity (SRE) overseeing Raytheon’s program. NIMS was recognized by the Department on Sept.

October 1, 2020

Federal Court Sentences Kentucky Business Owner for Improper Use of Benefit Plans’ Contributions After U.S. Department Labor Investigation

LEXINGTON, KY – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky has sentenced Aaron Jamison – founder, owner and president of Micah Group LLC and Micah Group Environmental Contractors Inc.

October 1, 2020

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending September 26, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 837,000, a decrease of 36,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 3,000 from 870,000 to 873,000. The 4-week moving average was 867,250, a decrease of 11,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 750 from 878,250 to 879,000.

September 30, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About Reporting Work-Related Cases of the Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published additional frequently asked questions and answers (FAQs) regarding the need to report employees’ in-patient hospitalizations and fatalities resulting from work-related cases of the coronavirus.

September 30, 2020

Second Lady Karen Pence and U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia Announce Program to Assist Military Spouses

WASHINGTON, DC – At Naval Air Station Jacksonville today, Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence and U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia announced the launch of a new Transition Assistance Program (TAP) workshop for military spouses. TAP is administered by the Department’s Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS).

September 30, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Awards $400,000 in Brookwood-Sago Grants For Mine Safety Education and Training

ARLINGTON, VA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has awarded $400,000 in funding through its Brookwood-Sago grant program to support education and training to help identify, avoid and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around the nation’s mines. 

September 30, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Awards Additional Funding To The Cherokee Nation for Grant Responding to Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced additional funding for an opioid-crisis National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Grant for the Cherokee Nation. The award of $1,998,834 will provide continued employment and training services to eligible individuals in communities across 14 counties included in the tribal jurisdiction that are affected significantly by the health and economic effects of widespread opioid use, addiction and overdose.

September 30, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Renews Workplace Safety Alliances with Montana Contractors Association and Montana Contractors Compensation Fund

BILLINGS, MTThe U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has renewed separate alliances with the Montana Contractors Association (MCA) and Montana Contractors Compensation Fund (MCCF) to address safety and health hazards at worksites throughout the state.

September 30, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes a New Rule to Protect Union Workers

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would increase and enhance financial transparency for unions regulated by the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA).  

September 30, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Releases Reports on International Child Labor And Forced Labor that Highlight China’s Labor Abuses

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today released a list of 17 goods produced in China under conditions of forced labor in violation of international standards. The list includes five new goods added in 2020 – including gloves, hair products, textiles, thread/yarn and tomato products – all of which are linked to state-sponsored forced labor by ethnic and Muslim minorities.

September 29, 2020

U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia Highlights Economic Recovery In Buffalo, New York

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia traveled to Buffalo, New York, where he met with local business and community leaders during a roundtable discussion on safely reopening the nation’s economy. Buffalo was the final stop in Secretary Scalia’s three-city tour, which included Cleveland, Ohio, and Erie, Pennsylvania, where he highlighted the Administration’s efforts to get Americans back to work safely.

September 29, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Awards $118 Million In Dislocated Worker Grants to Address the Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of additional funding for 15 Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs) totaling $118,034,389 to help address the workforce-related impacts of the coronavirus public health emergency. This additional funding is being provided using the Dislocated Worker Grant National Reserve Funds.

September 29, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Sign Memorandum of Agreement to Enhance Services to Veterans

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) signed a Memorandum of Agreement today to further collaboration between the VA’s Veteran Readiness and Employment Service (VR&E) and the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS).

September 29, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Awards Additional Funding To Rhode Island for Grant Responding to Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced additional funding for an opioid-crisis National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) for the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training. The award of $1,329,657 will provide continued employment and training services to eligible individuals in communities across five counties, which are affected significantly by the health and economic effects of widespread opioid use, addiction and overdose.

September 29, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Awards $1.3 Million in Additional Funding To Rural Communities in California in Response to Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced additional funding for an opioid-crisis National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) for the California Department of Employment Development. The award of $1,316,125 will provide continued employment and training services to eligible individuals in rural communities across nine counties, which are affected significantly by the health and economic effects of widespread opioid use, addiction and overdose.