- Michigan gets funds to curb poverty, crime, recidivism Updated: Jun-24-16 9:56 am
GRANDVILLE, Michigan - Michigan is getting a share of funding as part of efforts by President Barack Obama's administration to address poverty, crime and incarceration.
- Applications for US jobless aid fall, a sign of low layoffs Updated: Jun-23-16 8:48 am
WASHINGTON - Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, the Labor Department said Thursday, evidence that employers are holding onto their staffs and may even step up hiring.
- Labor Department says Jennie-O discriminated against women Updated: Jun-21-16 5:19 pm
WILLMAR, Minnesota - The Department of Labor says Jennie-O Turkey Store Inc. has agreed to hire 53 women and pay nearly $492,000 in back wages to 339 female applicants who were denied entry-level jobs at its turkey processing facility in Willmar.
- Justices rap Labor Dept. over change in overtime pay rules Updated: Jun-20-16 1:13 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Labor Department must do a better job of explaining why it is changing a longstanding policy on whether certain workers deserve overtime pay.
- Report: Kansas lost construction jobs last year Updated: Jun-19-16 5:40 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A federal report shows that construction jobs in Kansas fell 3,400 over the past year.
- Labor grant to help group get women into high-paying jobs Updated: Jun-18-16 12:13 pm
BILOXI, Mississippi - A grant from the US Department of Labor will help a Biloxi organization in its efforts to help Gul Coast women get high-paying jobs.
- 5 companies at Lincoln apartment site cited by OSHA Updated: Jun-14-16 3:40 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Five companies working on a Lincoln apartment complex have been cited for federal workplace safety violations.
- West Virginia worker killed in ditch cave-in identified Updated: Jun-13-16 4:28 am
REEDSVILLE, West Virginia - Authorities have released the name of a construction worker who was killed after a ditch caved in on him in northern West Virginia.
- Governor announces new grants for apprenticeships Updated: Jun-08-16 4:10 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the U.S. Department of Labor has given $200,000 to the state to expand apprenticeships.
- Feds send $4.3 million to West Virginia for displaced miners Updated: Jun-08-16 4:05 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Federal labor officials say another $4.3 million is heading into West Virginia to help out-of-work coal miners.
- Judge: Firm tied to polygamous group used child labor Updated: Jun-02-16 7:02 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Nearly 200 children from a polygamous sect had to work long hours in the cold, sometimes with little food, as they picked pecans for a Utah contracting company with ties to the group, a federal judge found in a decision that marks the latest blow to the group.
- Subcontractor pays $33,000 in back wages after probe Updated: Jun-01-16 4:33 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Officials say a Louisiana subcontractor was erroneously paying laborer's wages to three skilled workers on a federally-funded housing project in Baton Rouge and has agreed to pay more than $33,000 in back wages.