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US Department of Labor News: US and Qatar Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Labor Cooperation

WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) – U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and Mr. Yousuf Mohamed Al Othman Fakhroo, Minister of Administrative Development, Labor, and Social Affairs of Qatar, signed a memorandum of understanding today recognizing the value of cooperation and knowledge-sharing for strengthening protection for workers. The memorandum of understanding provides for technical cooperation between the … Continue reading US Department of Labor News: US and Qatar Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Labor Cooperation

Pennsylvania News: DOL Cites Pennsylvania Youth Healthcare Operators for Exposing Employees to Workplace Violence Hazards

SCHNECKSVILLE, PA – The U.S. Department of Labor‘s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited KidsPeace Inc. for exposing employees to workplace violence hazards at two behavioral and mental health facilities in Orefield, Pennsylvania.  The company faces proposed penalties totaling $29,010. OSHA inspectors investigated KidsPeace Children’s Hospital Inc. and KidsPeace National Centers of North … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: DOL Cites Pennsylvania Youth Healthcare Operators for Exposing Employees to Workplace Violence Hazards

U.S. Department of Labor News: Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta on the September Jobs Report

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta yesterday issued the following statement regarding the September 2018 Employment Situation report: “In September, the unemployment rate fell to 3.7%, the lowest since 1969. “Encouraging indicators were broad based. For the fifth month this year, the unemployment rate has been below 4.0%.  The unemployment rate for women fell … Continue reading U.S. Department of Labor News: Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta on the September Jobs Report

New Jersey News: DOL Cites Pet Food Manufacturer for Failure to Correct Prior Workplace Safety, Health Hazards

HOWELL, NJ – The U.S. Department of Labor‘s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Hamiltime Herb Co. LLC after inspectors found employees exposed to safety and health hazards in a follow-up investigation at its Howell, New Jersey, facility in May 2018. OSHA proposed penalties totaling $152,829. OSHA cited the pet food manufacturer for … Continue reading New Jersey News: DOL Cites Pet Food Manufacturer for Failure to Correct Prior Workplace Safety, Health Hazards

Indiana News: Manufacturer, Lippert Components, Agree to Pay $338,151 in Overtime Wages, Damages to 1,199 Employees Following DOL Investigation

ELKHART, IN – Recreational vehicle parts manufacturer Lippert Components – based in Elkhart, Indiana – will pay $338,151 in overtime back wages and liquidated damages to 1,199 current and former employees following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor‘s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) that found violations of the overtime requirements of the Fair … Continue reading Indiana News: Manufacturer, Lippert Components, Agree to Pay $338,151 in Overtime Wages, Damages to 1,199 Employees Following DOL Investigation

Wisconsin News: Wisconsin Manufacturer, Dura-Fibre, LLC, Settles Whistleblower Allegations

MENASHA, WI – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern Division of Wisconsin in Green Bay has awarded a machine operator $100,000 in back wages and compensatory damages after his employer Dura-Fibre LLC – based in Menasha, Wisconsin – terminated him for reporting injuries he and a co-worker sustained. The judgment resolves a lawsuit filed … Continue reading Wisconsin News: Wisconsin Manufacturer, Dura-Fibre, LLC, Settles Whistleblower Allegations