Posts Tagged ‘USDOL’

Jun
2016
17

30 Down, 20 to Go: South Dakota Joins 29 Other States in Fight Against Misclassification

30 Down, 20 to Go: South Dakota Joins 29 Other States in Fight Against Misclassification
  The state of South Dakota has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) in order to combat the misclassification of workers as independent contractors.  The three-year agreement will allow the two parties to provide clear, accurate, and easy-to-access compliance information to employers,…
Jan
2016
13

DOL Highlights IBEW Member’s Apprenticeship Success Story Through Helmets to Hardhats Program

DOL Highlights IBEW Member's Apprenticeship Success Story Through Helmets to Hardhats Program
  The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) blog recently featured a success story from the Helmets to Hardhats program, which connects military veterans with opportunities to begin union apprenticeships and assist their transitions to civilian life. The USDOL blog story featured Timothy Loy, who served three years in the U.S. Army, including one…
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Dec
2015
18

CT Whistleblower Case Has Workers Breathing Easy Following Exposure to Inhalation Hazards

CT Whistleblower Case Has Workers Breathing Easy Following Exposure to Inhalation Hazards
  The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a complaint against a Connecticut-based retractable awning manufacturer for illegally terminating two employees after they filed safety and health complaints with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  The owner of Eastern Awning Systems Inc., Stephen Lukos, could face a jury trial…
Nov
2015
9

First-Ever National Apprenticeship Week a Success in Cities Nationwide

First-Ever National Apprenticeship Week a Success in Cities Nationwide
  Last week’s inaugural “National Apprenticeship Week” aimed to promote an underutilized and increasingly important approach to career training.  More than 200 events were held on the local level by community colleges, labor unions, and private companies last week, highlighting the opportunities available to young people.  There…
May
2015
21

DOL Hits Puerto Rican Government Contractor With $650K in Misclassification, Overtime Penalties

DOL Hits Puerto Rican Government Contractor With $650K in Misclassification, Overtime Penalties
  A Puerto Rican firm that supplies security guards to businesses and government agencies violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when they failed to pay their workers overtime and misclassified them as independent contractors, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).  A U.S. District Court slapped Alpha Guards Management Inc….
Dec
2014
16

“The Other 4-Year Degree”: DOL Announces $100M in Apprenticeship Grants

  The Department of Labor (DOL) has officially announced that it will make available $100 million in grants to help registered apprenticeship programs expand their training.  The grants are specifically aimed at helping boost programs in high skill industries such as healthcare, biotechnology, information technology and advanced…
Nov
2014
17

NH Joins National Misclassification Crackdown; GA, Others Sit Out with Mixed Results

NH Joins National Misclassification Crackdown; GA, Others Sit Out with Mixed Results
  The New Hampshire Department of Labor has announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Department of Labor, which aims to crack down on the misclassification of employees as independent contractors.  The agreement will allow the two parties to share information and coordinate law enforcement.  Misclassification hurts both…