Posts Tagged ‘ U.S. Department of Labor ’

Survey Shows Employers Ready to Assume the Onus for Home Office Upgrades

Nov 13th, 2020

While recent data from the U.S. Department of Labor statistics shows the number of employees working from home decreased in October, according to a recent survey, going forward nearly 25% of organizations expect 75% or more of their workforces to work remotely three or more days per week. Only 5% of companies report that they […]

Employment Figures Steadily Improve but Lean Toward Part-Time Work

Nov 11th, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor released its latest employment figures last week, showing a steady upward trajectory for jobs added and a downward trend for unemployment claims. October posted a gain of 638,000 jobs among nonfarm payroll and after six months of steady—albeit slow—improvement, unemployment reached 6.9%. Even with those improvements, unemployment remains nearly three […]

NAHB/CISC Guidance Implores Vigilance on Jobsites but Continued Work

Jul 23rd, 2020

As the U.S. continues to fight the spread of COVID-19 and door and window companies grapple with physical distancing in the workplace, matters can be more complicated on jobsites where installers rub elbows with other companies and trades. Officials for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) implored jobsite workers to practice safety and vigilance […]

Lumber Company Fined $24,000 Following Employee’s Death

May 14th, 2019

A Virginia-based lumber company is facing more than $24,000 in fines after an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found multiple safety violations lead to the death of one of its employees. According to a news release by the Albemarle County Police Department, on July 25, 2018, the department responded to an […]

The U.S. Department of Labor Investigates J.L. Building Solutions

Aug 22nd, 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor (USDL) recently completed the investigation of an Indianapolis based building contractor. J.L. Building Solutions (JLBS) Construction must pay $98,236 in overtime back wages to 112 of their employees. This comes after an investigation by the USDL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) found that the employer violated overtime requirements of the […]

Proposed Bill Delays New Overtime Pay Regulation

Mar 21st, 2016

Industry associations are cheering on introduction of a bill that would delay the implementation of the federal government’s mandatory overtime pay regulation. Introduced by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) and Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act requires the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to conduct a comprehensive economic analysis on the […]

Changes in Overtime Pay Rules: Should You Be Worried?

Sep 8th, 2015

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 turn many salaried workers who are currently […]

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 […]

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