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In a welcome departure from its recent practice, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently issued its first new opinion letters in almost ten years. In addition to issuing three new opinion letters earlier this month, on January 5, 2018, WHD reissued seventeen opinion letters ...
More than 1,000 employees of a Harrisburg-based bar and grill franchise will receive back pay for wages not paid to them over a 30-month period, the U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday. In a settlement agreement, Arooga's Grille House and Sports Bar agreed to pay $375,003 to 1,039 current and ...

In a welcome departure from its recent practice, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently issued its first new opinion letters in almost ten years. In addition to issuing three new opinion letters earlier this month, on January 5, 2018, WHD reissued seventeen opinion letters ...
In a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor, Arooga's Grille House and Sports Bar agreed to pay current and former servers, cooks and assistant ... The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division conducted an investigation into the payment of employees in Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg, York, ...
Trouble is brewing for a New London-based home care business caught in the federal government's crosshairs in a case that will test overtime requirements for employees who spend the night where they work. A new federal lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Labor alleges Care At Home LLC founder ...
ORIGINAL: According to the United States Department of Labor, investigators found that nearly 250 workers with disabilities are being improperly paid by Rock River Valley Self Help Enterprises in Sterling. The department revoked the company's certificate after finding out those workers were being ...

By KATRINA LAMANSKY, Web Staff. STERLING, Illinois (WQAD/CNN) -- The U.S. Department of Labor is forcing a Sterling nonprofit of exploiting nearly 250 workers, violating labor laws and occasionally paying workers with gift cards instead of wages. Self-Help Enterprises Inc., which employs people with ...
United States District Judge Matthew W. Brann issued the ruling Thursday in favor of United States Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta in the labor ... In his ruling, Brann also granted judgment to the U.S. Department of Labor that the county is an “enterprise” under the FLSA, which was not disputed by the ...
CHICAGO – Self Help Enterprises has lost certification that allows the organization to pay disabled workers less than the federal minimum wage. The certificate was revoked after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation determined that nearly 250 workers with disabilities had been exploited, it said in a ...
The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) on April 23 released a Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) providing guidance to EBSA's national and regional offices regarding proxy voting, shareholder engagement, and economically targeted investments by fiduciaries of ...
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute's Safety, Health, and Environment Services Group; and Georgia Department of Public Health's Division of Health Protection have formed a two-year alliance to raise ...
As part of the U.S. Department of Labor's ongoing efforts to encourage occupational licensing reform, the Department on April 12 announced $7.5 million in funds to help review and streamline occupational licensing rules. Funds will be available to states, and associations of states, to review, eliminate and ...
PHILIPPI, W.Va. - The United States Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration has released a report regarding a February mine accident that claimed a man's life in Barbour County. Leonard Griffith, 52, of Valley Bend, who was an electrician at Wolf Run Mining LLC's Sentinel Mine with ...
WASHINGTON — Columbia County had the third lowest unemployment rate in the state by the end of 2017 and Greene County had a 5.5 percent rate, according to the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Labor. Local businesses are encouraged by the growth the Twin Counties are seeing ...
The U.S. Department of Labor has charged Delrahim and his managers with cheating some 700 workers at a dozen of his facilities in Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Ventura counties over a five-year period, failing to pay minimum wage and overtime. According to prosecutors, the workers, ...
Department of Labor Releases February Jobs Report. US employers went on a hiring binge last month, adding 313,000 jobs, the most since July 2016, and drawing hundreds of thousands of people into the job market. Posted: Mar. 9, 2018 7:16 AM. Updated: Mar. 9, 2018 7:16 AM. Posted By: Larissa Castillo.
Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that wages grew at the fastest pace in eight years in January. U.S. employers added a robust 200,000 jobs during the month, and the unemployment rate hovered at 4.1 percent for the fourth consecutive month. But Target has essentially been raising their ...

Mistakes happen. But when those mistakes result in a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, what is an employer to do? Pay twice the amount of wages owed to cover both back wages and an amount equal to liquidated damages? Hope no one notices? Well, thanks to the Wage and Hour Division ...
WASHINGTON — Workforce West Virginia will receive over $1 million dollars from the U.S. Department of Labor, according to West Virginia's U.S. Senators. “There is no denying the harmful effects of the last Administration's regulatory policies on West Virginia's economies,” Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.
SHIPPINGPORT — Two companies have been fined by the U.S. Department of Labor after an accident at the Bruce Mansfield Power Plant that killed two workers in August. The accident, which happened in the early morning of Aug. 30, unfolded after contractors from a company called Enerfab performed ...
The American College of Rheumatology has called on the U.S. Department of Labor to reconsider a new proposed rule that could exempt association health insurance plans from essential health benefits requirements, which the group argues could harm patients and jeopardize access to health care.
The Leadership Conference is a diverse coalition of more than 200 organizations committed to advancing civil and human rights for all those who live in the United States. As members of the Employment Task Force, we had the opportunity to meet with you in August 2017 for discussion of a range of policy ...
In reaction to very recent decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Benjamin v B & H Education, Inc, the United States Department of Labor has discarded its six-part test for determining whether interns and students are employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act as it pertains to for-profit ...
A Palatine construction company was cited by the U.S. Dept. of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after inspectors reportedly observed employees exposed to fall hazards on six local residential roofing projects between August and November 2017. Manuel Gallardo, owner of ...
The penalized company, Future Ag Management Inc., a farm labor contractor, provided illegal and substandard housing to 22 employees during the lettuce and cauliflower harvests in Monterey County last summer, according to the press release by the U.S. Department of Labor. The penalizations will ...
A company with ties to a polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona border changed its name and defied an order to stop using child labor in construction jobs, U.S. Department of Labor attorneys alleged Monday. The allegations, filed last September, are the latest wrinkle in a child labor case that dates to 2007.
Pursuant to section 801(a)(2)(A) of title 5, United States Code, this is our report on a major rule promulgated by the Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration, (Labor) entitled "18-Month Extension of Transition Period and Delay of Applicability Dates; Best Interest Contract Exemption ...
As the GOP Congress scrambled last year to roll back as many Obama-era regulations as possible, one target was a Department of Labor rule on worker drug testing. The rule they rolled back wasn't exactly a liberal employee protection: In fact it gave states permission to drug test certain workers receiving ...
The Department of Labor's Office of the Inspector General is looking into allegations of impropriety related to a proposed rule change. By Andrew Soergel, Senior Economy Reporter. Feb. 5, 2018, at 3:40 p.m.. By Andrew Soergel, Senior Economy Reporter Feb. 5, 2018, at 3:40 p.m.. U.S. News & World Report. Internal Audit ...
The Department of Labor reportedly conducted an analysis indicating that, if tip pooling was made legal again — that is, if restaurant owners were allowed ... Law Project, wrote that her team is “deeply disturbed to learn that the U.S. Department of Labor prepared but then concealed [this] economic analysis.
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced approximately $62 million in grants to provide employment assistance and workforce development services to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Through these grants, the Department's Indian and Native ...
How much disgrace can the Trump administration fit into its latest disgrace? A question worth asking, especially when the disgrace in question is the department of labor's induction of President Ronald Reagan (or Trump 1.0, as we may as well start calling him) into the department's Hall of Honor. It's the first ...
Washington berry grower Sakuma Brothers Farms will challenge penalties levied by the U.S. Department of Labor over years-old allegations that it violated the H-2A visa program, according to the company and government documents. The Skagit County farm was assessed $123,825 in civil penalties and ...
CONCORD - Four state inmates were awarded U.S. Department of Labor Journeymen apprenticeships for completing a 6,000-hour program in furniture-making and upholstery, the Department of Corrections announced Wednesday. The four inmates are the first to receive the apprenticeship certificates and ...
A Palatine construction company was cited by the U.S. Dept. of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after inspectors reportedly observed employees exposed to fall hazards on six local residential roofing projects between August and November 2017. Manuel Gallardo, owner of ...
American Funds, JPMorgan Chase & Co Inc, MassMutual and T. Rowe Price Group Inc are among the top managers of about $1.5 billion in retirement plan assets at the largest U.S. gun and ammunition makers, according to Department of Labor disclosures. All of the companies declined to comment for ...
(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) Kevin Hunt, U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, left, and Karen Bobela, attorney for U.S. Department of Labor, walk to federal court in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, Feb. 27 2018. Paragon Contractors is accused of using FLDS child labor under the corporate ...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A company with ties to a polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona border changed its name and defied an order to stop using child labor in construction jobs, U.S. Department of Labor attorneys alleged Monday. The allegations, filed last September, are the latest wrinkle in a child ...
A Soledad farm labor contractor has been fined $168,082 in penalties for housing employees in unsanitary and dangerous conditions following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division. The penalized company, Future Ag Management Inc., a farm labor contractor, ...
A company with ties to a polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona border changed its name and defied an order to stop using child labor in construction jobs, U.S. Department of Labor attorneys alleged Monday. The allegations, filed last September, are the latest wrinkle in a child labor case that dates to 2007.
After obtaining his master's in education and education specialist degrees from the University of Florida in 1975, he began working for the U.S. Department of Labor in Gainesville. He was a vocational counselor and then supervisor in a federally subsidized program helping hard-to-employ people find work.
A Central Coast farm labor contractor will pay $168,082 in penalties for housing workers in “inhumane” conditions, U.S. Department of Labor officials said Thursday. Investigators with the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division found that Future Ag Management Inc. of Soledad was providing ...
Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration: 18-Month Extension of Transition Period and Delay of Applicability Dates; Best Interest ... Pursuant to section 801(a)(2)(A) of title 5, United States Code, this is our report on a major rule promulgated by the Department of Labor, Employee ...
As the GOP Congress scrambled last year to roll back as many Obama-era regulations as possible, one target was a Department of Labor rule on worker drug testing. The rule they rolled back wasn't exactly a liberal employee protection: In fact it gave states permission to drug test certain workers receiving ...
Ohio's nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 2,500 over the month, from a revised 5,539,700 in November to 5,542,200 in December 2017, according to the latest business establishment survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics) in cooperation with ...
U.S. Attorney Schneider commended the outstanding work of the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations, the U.S. Department of Labor ... the wife of General Holiefield, the former UAW Vice President in charge of the Chrysler Department,” stated United States Attorney Matthew Schneider.
LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman and the United States Department of Labor announced a $2,791,758 settlement with ear, nose and throat doctor ... “Medical providers who overbill federal healthcare programs defraud the taxpayers and drive up the cost of healthcare for us all.
The Department of Labor's Office of the Inspector General is looking into allegations of impropriety related to a proposed rule change. By Andrew Soergel, Senior Economy Reporter. Feb. 5, 2018, at 3:40 p.m.. By Andrew Soergel, Senior Economy Reporter Feb. 5, 2018, at 3:40 p.m.. U.S. News & World Report. Internal Audit ...
ROCKY FORD, Colo. - A Rocky Ford nursing home has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for workplace violence hazards. Pioneer Health Care Center (PHCC) of Rocky Ford has been cited for failing to protect its employees from violence in ...
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued seven serious citations against Goodyear Tire for exposing its employees to burn, hazardous energy, amputation, and caught-in safety hazards. The company faces proposed penalties of $69,058.


 

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