Marty Walsh told Insider he thinks White House spending on childcare and vaccines has helped jobs grow - not states cutting benefits.
Workers' lawsuits also won back benefits in Indiana and Maryland. Unemployed Floridians just also filed their own suit.
Officials said the firms "failed to implement any of the safety procedures necessary to prevent the nitrogen leak" or give workers live-saving advice.
"We've been in contact with the state, and we're watching this unfold very closely," Marty Walsh says. The $300 benefits are off and on and off again.
An administration official says they've been trying to figure out what they can do, but DOL is generally limited to administrative funding matters.
Six of the seven states with a minimum wage of $7.25 are ending federal unemployment early, cutting off $300 per week from unemployed and gig workers.
Defending the unemployment program after April's jobs reports, Biden said he'd work with states to reimpose work-search requirements.
Following the disappointing April jobs report, Labor Sec. Marty Walsh said the US is "going in the right direction but we still have a ways to go."
Those who received extra payments, through no fault of their own, may not be forced to repay them under new guidance from the Labor Department.
Google will pay $US2.6 million to settle racial and gender-bias claims, the US Department of Labour said Monday. Google reached the agreement with after a DOL audit found “preliminary” evidence of bias. Google has faced lawsuits before over claims it discriminates against women and people of colour. Visit Business Insider’s […]
A new rule published by the Department of Labour on Tuesday would allow restaurant owners to take employees’ tips to pay “back-of-the-house” workers, such as cooks and dishwashers. An analysis by the Economic Policy Institute found that change could cost workers more than $US700 million in lost wages. The regulation […]
A new rule published by the Department of Labour on Tuesday would allow restaurant owners to take employees’ tips to pay “back-of-the-house” workers such as cooks and dishwashers. An analysis by the Economic Policy Institute found that change could cost workers more than $US700 million. The regulation would also allow […]
California labour activists are asking President-elect Joe Biden to select Julie Su as his Secretary of Labour. Su, once dubbed the “bane of deadbeat employers,” has served as California’s Labour Secretary since 2019. Previously, Su served as the state’s labour commissioner. She also co-founded the group Sweatshop Watch. “Thinking about […]
The Labour Department reported false counts of week-to-week jobless-benefits claims, and several states underpaid unemployed Americans through a key economic relief program, the Government Accountability Office said Monday. Inconsistent state data, claims backlogs, and potential fraud in the benefits system resulted in “flawed week-to-week comparisons” of jobless-claims data, the government […]
Microsoft in June said it plans to double the number of Black and African American leaders within the company by 2025. The company disclosed on Tuesday that it received a letter from the Department of Labour stating that the goal “appears to imply employment action may be taken on the […]
A 37-year-old, two-time cancer survivor who lost his job during the coronavirus pandemic says he can no longer afford the medicine he needs to stay alive, and is rationing what he has left. Michael Shawki was laid off from a New York City bakery chain in March, and told CNN […]
The Trump administration diminished the scope of a coronavirus aid law that went into effect Wednesday. The law, which guarantees paid leave, ensures coverage for 25% of the workforce, according to Department of Labour guidelines published Wednesday. Lawmakers criticised the Labour Department guidelines, saying they “violate congressional intent” and “contradict […]