US Labor Department enforcement initiative recovers more than $1 million in back wages for 295 New Jersey gas station workers

Wage and Hour Division investigations found labor violations at BP and other gas stations MOUNTAINSIDE, N.J. — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is conducting a multi-year enforcement initiative focusing on the gas station industry in New Jersey, where it has found consistent and widespread noncompliance with…

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US Labor Department recovers nearly $8 million in back wages, fringe benefits and 401(k) plan assets from defunct security company

More than 2,000 security guards nationwide to benefit from bankruptcy settlement SILVER SPRING, Md — The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland has approved a global settlement that allows the U.S. Department of Labor to recover $7,968,744 in back wages, fringe benefits and 401(k) plan assets for more…

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Labor Secretary on October 2011 Employment Numbers

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today issued the following statement on the October 2011 Employment Situation report released today: “Our nation’s labor market posted stable growth in the month of October. The economy added 104,000 private sector jobs last month, and we also added 102,000 more jobs than…

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Labor Dept publishes rule on reports by union officials

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards will publish a final rule revising Form LM-30, the Labor Organization Officer and Employee Report, in the Federal Register on Oct. 26. The new rule promotes transparency by requiring union officials to disclose payments and interests that involve actual…

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US Labor Department publishes final regulation to improve access to quality investment advice

Regulation implements prohibited transaction exemption under 2006 Pension Protection Act WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration today issued a final regulation that will enhance retirement security by improving workers’ access to quality fiduciary investment advice. The regulation implements a prohibited transaction exemption under an amendment…

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Statement by Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on congressional passage of Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today issued the following statement regarding congressional passage of Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers: “Last night, both parties worked together to renew our Trade Adjustment Assistance program for the future, while paving the way for approval of trade agreements with Panama, Colombia…

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Labor Secretary announces $2.2 million ‘Add Us In’ initiative to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced four two-year cooperative agreements totaling $2,165,998 to consortia led by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois in Chicago, the National Organization on Disability in New York City, TransCen Inc. in Rockville, Md., and the World Institute on…

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