Posts Tagged ‘ U.S. Department of Labor ’

Changes in Overtime Pay Rules: Should You Be Worried?

Sep 8th, 2015


NOTE: This post has been updated. The U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed overtime rule, which would raise the threshold under which most salaried workers are guaranteed overtime pay from $23,660 a year to $50,440 a year in 2016, is grabbing the attention of the door and window industry. If the rule is enacted, it could […]

Should Your Independent Contractor Instead Be Considered Your Employee?

Sep 1st, 2015


The United States Department of Labor wants to clarify something it claims is costing employees certain protections and the government money. The department recently put out an interpretation of sorts to ensure employees of companies don’t get misclassified as independent contractors (ICs), something it claims “is found in an increasing number of workplaces in the […]

Unemployment Rates Remain Steady

Sep 21st, 2012

Regional and state unemployment rates were generally little changed in August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Twenty-six states recorded unemployment rate increases, 12 states and the District of Columbia posted rate decreases, and 12 states had no change. Forty-two states and the District of Columbia registered unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier, […]

Virginia Window Company to Pay More than $83,000 in Back Wages Following U.S. Labor Department Investigation

Aug 24th, 2012

Sea-Thru Windows Inc. in Virginia Beach, Va., has agreed to pay $83,454 in back wages to 45 workers following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division that disclosed violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime and record-keeping provisions, according to a DOL press release. The release says […]

U.S. Import Prices Drop in May, Reports Bureau of Labor Statistics

Jun 12th, 2012

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that U.S. import prices decreased 1.0 percent in May after no change the previous month. Lower fuel and nonfuel prices each contributed to the May decrease in overall import prices. U.S. export prices also declined in May, falling 0.4 percent after a 0.4 percent […]