Feds delineate cement mason vs. landscaper labor in back wages case

Sources: U.S. Department of Labor; CP staff

Following a Labor Department Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation, Sterling Heights, Mich.-based Metropolitan Concrete Corp. will pay $73,647 in back wages to 15 employees working under the H-2B non-immigrant visa program, which provides for the admission of non-immigrants to the U.S. to perform temporary non-agricultural labor or services.

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Justice, Labor Departments expand environmental, worker safety oversight

Under a new plan aimed at preventing and deterring crimes that jeopardize the health and lives of workers, theJustice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Divisionand U.S. Attorneys’ Offices will work with the Department of Labor’sOccupational Safety and Health Administration,Mine Safety and Health Administration, andWage and Hour Divisionto investigate and prosecute endangerment violations.

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