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Oct 17 2023
Department of Labor says Kentucky warehouse violated child labor laws, employed 1 as forklift driver
HEBRON, Ky. (FOX 56) — A Kentucky warehouse and distribution center was ordered to stop illegally employing children. The U.S. Department of Labor said in August the department’s Wage and Hour Division discovered Win. IT America Inc. in Hebron was employing two children, 11 and 13, for months. Win. IT America violated several provisions in the Fair Labor Standards Act when it employed oneFox 56 WDKY
Sep 29 2023
ST. GEORGE — Federal investigators have assessed two Chick-fil-A franchises $187,467 in civil penalties for employing 237 minors in violation of child labor provisions, according to a U.S. Department of Labor news release. The department reported Friday it recovered nearly $47,000 in back wages and liquidated damages for 101 employees at two St. George Chick-fil-A franchise restaurants thatSt George News
Aug 30 2023
DOL estimates that the change would result in higher wages for 3.6 million workers. “For over 80 years, a cornerstone of workers’ rights in this country is the right to a 40-hour workweek, the promise that you get to go home after 40 hours or you get higher pay for each extra hour that you spend laboring away from your loved ones,” acting Labor Secretary Julie Su said in a release. “WorkersPolitico
Jul 21 2023
Connecticut labor officials have experienced a surge in unemployment claims in recent weeks and suspect that about 75% of them are fraudulent filings made by criminals using stolen identities, according to a Wednesday press release. The agency asked that employers contact the department if they receive unemployment notification claims for still-employed workers. Meanwhile, residents mayCT News Junkie
Jul 21 2023
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - The Connecticut Labor Department reported an increase in unemployment benefits due to identity theft. Commissioner Danté Bartolomeo warned Connecticut residents and employers about it on Thursday. Bartolomeo said Connecticut is among states being targeted by criminals who are flooding the unemployment system using stolen identities to file for benefits. She said duringWFSB
Dec 04 2023
One of California’s most powerful unions is not loosening its grip on oil jobs.
Despite the Biden administration and California lawmakers pouring billions of dollars into new climate-friendly industries like electric vehicles, hydrogen and building electrification, a key player in state politics is still defending fossil fuel interests that provide thousands of well-paying jobs.Politico
Nov 08 2023
LEXINGTON, Miss. (WJTV) – Officials with the Justice Department announced they have opened a civil pattern or practice investigation into the City of Lexington, Mississippi, and the Lexington Police Department (LPD). According to officials, the investigation will seek to determine whether there are systemic violations of the Constitution and federal law. They said the focus will be on theWJTV 12
Dec 04 2023
Nov 28 2023
President Biden’s nominee to serve as assistant secretary of the Labor Department, Jose Javier Rodriguez, stalled in the Senate Tuesday after Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Bob Menendez (N.J.) voted with Republicans to block him from advancing.
An aide to Manchin said the West Virginia Democrat had concerns about Rodriguez’s “political activism and lack of experience.”The Hill