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Statement of US Labor Secretary Perez about Sen. Mikulski\'s retirement
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez issued the following statement on today?s announcement by Senator Barbara Mikulski of her intention to retire:
Publ.Date : 2 Mar 2015 13:00:00 EST
Department of Labor issues report on worker rights concerns in Honduras, Honduras pledges to work closely with the United States
The U.S. Department of Labor released a report today that raises serious concerns regarding the effective enforcement of labor laws in Honduras under the labor chapter of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR). The report provides recommendations to address the concerns and calls for the contact points established under Article 16.4 of CAFTA-DR to consult to develop and implement a monitoring and action plan.
Publ.Date : 27 Feb 2015 11:00 EST
World Vision awarded $7 million to combat exploitative child labor and improve labor rights and working conditions in Honduras
The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs today announced the award of a $7 million cooperative agreement to World Vision to implement a project to combat exploitative child labor and improve labor rights and working conditions in Honduras. World Vision is ?dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.?
Publ.Date : 27 Feb 2015 11:00 EST
MSHA announces results of January impact inspections
The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced that federal inspectors issued 176 citations, eight orders and one safeguard during special impact inspections conducted at 13 coal mines and three metal and nonmetal mines in January.
Publ.Date : 26 Feb 2015 14:00 EST
Judgment adds to $12M recovered for Michigan and Iowa-based pension plans
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky has issued a consent judgment against George Hofmeister, trustee of pension plans sponsored by TPOP LLC, formerly known as Metavation LLC, Fairfield Castings LLC (formerly known as Revstone Castings Fairfield LLC), and Fourslides Inc., requiring Hofmeister to repay $300,000 to the plans. The judgment also bans Hofmeister from being a fiduciary or service provider to employee benefit plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
Publ.Date : 26 Feb 2015 11:00 EST
Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
In the week ending February 21, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 313,000, an increase of 31,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 1,000 from 283,000 to 282,000. The 4-week moving average was 294,500, an increase of 11,500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised down by 250 from 283,250 to 283,000.
Publ.Date : 26 Feb 2015 8:30 EST
MSHA adds two new tools to help track violations
The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration launched two new online tools today to assist operators, miners, MSHA and others in tracking violations of standards commonly associated with mining deaths and frequently found by federal mine inspectors in examinations of underground coal mines. The latest tools enhance other web-based methods MSHA offers the mining industry to operate more safely. These include tools to monitor a mine's compliance history, such as determining its eligibility for a Pattern of Violations or the number of significant and substantial violations issued in a given time period after a corrective action plan is put into place.
Publ.Date : 25 Feb 2015 16:30:00 EST
2015 ERISA Advisory Council to hold first meeting March 20
The Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, also known as the ERISA Advisory Council, will hold its first meeting of 2015 on March 20 in Washington, D.C., at the U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Room S-2508, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Open to the public, the meeting will begin with the introduction of the new council chair and vice chair. An update on the activities of the U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration and a determination of topics to be addressed by the 2015 advisory council will follow.
Publ.Date : 25 Feb 2015 14:00:00 EST