Posts Tagged ‘Violations’

Nov
2014
20

New GAO Report: DOL Must Hold Trade Agreement Partners Accountable for Labor Violations

New GAO Report: DOL Must Hold Trade Agreement Partners Accountable for Labor Violations
  A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommends that the Department of Labor (DOL) increase its efforts to police labor laws in countries that have free trade agreements with the United States.  In 2013, labor pacts between the U.S. and 14 other countries accounted for 35 percent of all U.S. importshttps://wepartypatriots.com/files/wp/tag/.   [&hellip…;
Oct
2014
27

Slew of Violations Result in Fines Following Fires at Hazardous Chemicals Plant in WI

Slew of Violations Result in Fines Following Fires at Hazardous Chemicals Plant in WI
  The Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) has announced that a May inspection of Quest Specialty Coatings in Menomonee Falls, WI resulted in the issuing of eight safety violations and $132,000 of proposed penalties.  The inspection was conducted after OSHA received a complaint about three separate fires at the facility.  Of…
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Jan
2014
30

OH Co. Gets $65,000 OSHA Fine for 20 Serious Violations

  OSHA has cited J.B. Stamping, Inc. of Brooklyn, Ohio for 21 total safety violations, of which all but one were deemed serious.  The investigation came after OSHA received complaints.  The proposed fine for the violations is $63,000.  J.B. Stamping, Inc. will have 15 days to appeal.   In a statement, Howard Eberts, OSHA’s area…
Jun
2013
25

Suit Claims Fiesta Shows’ H-2B Workers Were Forced Into 95-Hour Weeks, Paying for Their Own Travel

Suit Claims Fiesta Shows' H-2B Workers Were Forced Into 95-Hour Weeks, Paying for Their Own Travel
  A class action lawsuit is being brought forward by over 200 workers who allege they were victims of labor law and visa abuses while employed by carnival operator Fiesta Shows.   The workers, working under H-2B visas, say they were paid a weekly flat wage for 40 hours of work while logging closer to [&hellip…;