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US Department of Labor Announces Nearly $201.8M in Funding to Support Workers Hurt by Foreign Trade

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced $201,798,000 in funding to provide training, employment services in 45 states and Puerto Rico to eligible workers affected adversely by foreign trade. The funds’ allocation includes the initial and second distribution required by … Continue reading

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Complaint Filed by Former JEB Employees Alleging WARN Act Violations is Amended

A complaint in the class action suit  filed by two former  J.E. Berkowitz (JEB) employees has been amended to add SSI Consolidated Holdings, which includes two CGH glazing companies. Consolidated Glass Holdings (CGH) and Czech Asset Management (CAM), parent companies … Continue reading

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Unions Oppose Homeland Security’s Addition of 22,000 H-2B Visas

Several labor unions, including the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers and the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, are opposing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Labor’s (DOL) H-2B Visa increase. … Continue reading

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Former JEB Employees File Complaint Alleging WARN Act Violations

Two previous employees of Predricktown, N.J.-based J.E. Berkowitz (JEB) filed a class-action lawsuit against the company and parent companies, Consolidated Glass Holdings (CGH) and Czech Asset Management (CAM), claiming a violation of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) … Continue reading

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Final Rule to Provide Clarification for Employee Versus Independent Contractor

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule Wednesday, clarifying the standard for what constitutes an employee versus an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia said the rule brings … Continue reading

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