Labor Department (US)

January 2022 Jobs Report: Strong Gains Show Resilient Economy

A record-setting spike in coronavirus cases kept millions of workers at home in January and disrupted businesses from coast to coast. But it couldn’t knock the U.S. job-market recovery off course. Employers added 467,000 jobs in January, seasonally adjusted, the Labor Department said on Friday. The report smashed the projections of economists, who had been […]

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U.S. Sues Shop Owner Who Dumped 91,500 Pennies on Ex-Worker’s Driveway

The owner of a Georgia auto-repair shop who dumped 91,500 oil-covered pennies in a former employee’s driveway was not just creating a sticky mess that took nearly seven hours to clean up, the U.S. Department of Labor said. He was also retaliating against the former employee for having complained to the department that he had […]

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Job Openings Report Shows Record Number of Workers Quit in November

There are signs that the worst of the turbulence was beginning to ease late last year. The number of job openings posted by employers fell in November, the Labor Department said Tuesday, though it remained high by historical standards. Hiring picked up, too. Earlier data showed that more people returned to the labor force in […]

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The Labor Department Is Investigating Apple’s Treatment of Employees

The Labor Department has opened a whistle-blower investigation into Apple, a department spokeswoman said Monday, adding to a litany of recent charges made to federal and state agencies about the company by current and former employees. The department declined to say who had requested the investigation or what it was about, but Ashley Gjovik, a […]

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$15 minimum wage for federal contractors will take effect Jan. 30.

Employees of federal contractors will make at least $15 per hour under a final rule that the Labor Department announced Monday, providing a likely wage increase for over 300,000 workers, according to administration estimates. The wage floor will affect contracts that are executed or extended beginning on Jan. 30, 2022. The current minimum wage for […]

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