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January structural collapse leading to 2 worker fatalities, 9 injuries at International Nutrition in Omaha caused by overloaded storage bins
The Jan. 20 structural collapse of International Nutrition Inc.'s Omaha-facility, was caused by overloading nine storage bins on the building's roof level, an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found.
Publ.Date : 21 Jul 2014 13:00 EDT
Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
In the week ending July 12, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 302,000, a decrease of 3,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 304,000 to 305,000. The 4-week moving average was 309,000, a decrease of 3,000 from the previous week's revised average. This is the lowest level for this average since June 2, 2007 when it was 307,500. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 311,500 to 312,000.
Publ.Date : 17 Jul 2014 08:30 EDT
Grant to provide re-employment assistance to workers affected by manufacturing industry layoffs in Wisconsin awarded by DOL
The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $471,629 National Emergency Grant to assist approximately 228 workers affected by layoffs at several of Oshkosh Defense?s, a division of Oshkosh Corp., facilities located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Publ.Date : 16 Jul 2014 15:00 EDT
Formed Fiber Technologies provides false abatement documentation, continues to expose workers to serious hazards resulting in $816,500 fine
After providing false documentation and making false representations claiming that previously cited hazards related to hydraulic presses had been corrected, Formed Fiber Technologies LLC has been issued 14 safety citations, including willful and repeat citations, as well as a notice of failure to abate with proposed fines totaling $816,500. The U.S. Labor Department?s Occupational Safety and Health Administration initiated the inspection as a follow-up inspection pursuant to its Severe Violators Enforcement Program.
Publ.Date : 16 Jul 2014 13:30 EDT
Opportunities for graduating law students now available through Honors Program in the Office of the Solicitor at DOL
The application period for the fall 2015 Honors Program in the Office of the Solicitor at the U.S. Department of Labor is underway. The program provides challenging professional opportunities for outstanding law school graduates with a passion for public service. The approximately 550 attorneys in the Department of Labor?s solicitor?s office enforce and interpret labor standards, occupational and mine safety and health laws, civil rights laws, pension and health benefit laws, and more on behalf of workers.
Publ.Date : 14 Jul 2014 15:00 EDT
More than $1.6M in unpaid overtime for 1,543 workers in the Gulf Coast recovered by DOL
B and D Contracting Inc., a labor recruiting and staffing agency that caters to oil field services and maritime fabrication facilities along the Gulf Coast, has agreed to pay $1,660,438 in back wages to 1,543 current and former employees. An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor found that the company engaged in improper pay and record-keeping practices that resulted in employees being denied overtime compensation in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The employees were assigned to client work sites throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama to work as welders, pipe fitters and shipfitters.
Publ.Date : 10 Jul 2014 16:30 EDT
Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
In the week ending July 5, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 304,000, a decrease of 11,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 315,000. The 4-week moving average was 311,500, a decrease of 3,500 from the previous week's unrevised average of 315,000.
Publ.Date : 10 Jul 2014 08:30 EDT
Statement by Secretary Perez on passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today issued the following statement regarding Congressional approval of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act:
Publ.Date : 09 Jul 2014 18:15 EDT