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Trustees and owner of DirecTV installer ordered to restore more than $6.48M to pension plans
Following a 19-day trial, a U.S. District Court judge has issued a judgment and order requiring fiduciaries to pay more than $6.48 million to the two employee stock ownership plans sponsored by Bruister and Associates Inc. The order stems from a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Northern Division, alleging that the fiduciaries caused the plans to pay too much for BAI stock.
Publ.Date : 31 Oct 2014 15:45 EDT
MSHA announces results of September impact inspections
The U.S. Department of Labor?s Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced that federal inspectors issued 192 citations, five orders and one safeguard during special impact inspections conducted at nine coal and four metal and nonmetal mines in September.
Publ.Date : 31 Oct 2014 14:30 EDT
More time to comment on proposed rule to collect summary pay data from federal contractors
The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a 60-day extension of the comment period for its proposed rule requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to submit an annual Equal Pay Report on employee compensation to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Under the terms of the proposal, this requirement would apply to companies that file EEO-1 reports, have more than 100 employees, and hold federal contracts or subcontracts worth $50,000 or more for at least 30 days. Through the Equal Pay Report, OFCCP would be able to collect summary employee pay and demographic data using existing government reporting frameworks.
Publ.Date : 31 Oct 2014 14:00 EDT
Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
In the week ending October 25, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 287,000, an increase of 3,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 283,000 to 284,000. The 4-week moving average was 281,000, a decrease of 250 from the previous week's revised average.
Publ.Date : 30 Oct 2014 8:30 EDT
MSHA commemorates second annual Mine Rescue Day
The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration will commemorate the second annual Mine Rescue Day on Thursday, Oct. 30, during a meeting of the Holmes Mine Rescue Association at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy in Beaver, West Virginia.
Publ.Date : 29 Oct 2014 16:30 EDT
Alabama\'s Wayne Farms poultry plant cited for exposing workers to musculoskeletal, other repeat, serious safety and health hazards
Wayne Farms LLC, which makes products under brand names Dutch Quality House and Platinum Harvest, has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for exposing workers to dangerous machinery, fall and musculoskeletal disorder hazards. OSHA issued 11 citations to the poultry processing plant in Jack, including nine serious, one repeat and one other-than serious violation. The investigation was initiated after the agency received a complaint from the Southern Poverty Law Center. Proposed penalties total $102,600.
Publ.Date : 29 Oct 2014 15:15 EDT
Solidarity Center receives $750K award from DOL for a worker rights project in the country of Georgia
The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs announced a $750,000 award for a cooperative agreement with the American Center for International Labor Solidarity, also known as the Solidarity Center, to implement a project to advance worker rights in the country of Georgia.
Publ.Date : 29 Oct 2014 14:30 EDT
MSHA issues third-quarter 2014 fatality data
The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today released a summary of U.S. mining deaths that occurred during the third quarter of 2014. From July 1 to Sept. 30, eight miners were killed in accidents at work, including five in metal and nonmetal mining and three in coal mining. In that same period in 2013, nine miners died in mining accidents.
Publ.Date : 28 Oct 2014 15:45 EDT
DOL secures nearly $2M in back wages, benefits for nearly 150 workers at federally-funded solar energy project in Nevada
The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $1,914,681.50 in back wages and fringe benefits for 147 workers at Proimtu Mmi-Nv LLC, a Henderson-based subcontractor providing construction services at the federally funded Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in Tonopah. This project, which received a $737 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy, is a 110 MW solar energy power plant that will power up to 75,000 homes during peak electricity periods.
Publ.Date : 23 Oct 2014 15:45 EDT
Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
In the week ending October 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 283,000, an increase of 17,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 264,000 to 266,000. The 4-week moving average was 281,000, a decrease of 3,000 from the previous week's revised average. This is the lowest level for this average since May 6, 2000 when it was 279,250. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 283,500 to 284,000.
Publ.Date : 23 Oct 2014 8:30 EDT