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Jul 31, 2015, 12:33 ET

L&I's 2015 Summer Academy for the Blind and Visually Impaired Graduates 24 Students

 The PA Department of Labor & Industry's Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services, the Pennsylvania...

Jul 30, 2015, 16:52 ET

DIR, Labor Commissioner's Office Launch Online Course for Studio Teachers in Entertainment Industry

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and its Labor Commissioner's Office launched an online course for studio teachers who are responsible...

Jul 27, 2015, 13:54 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry's Bureau of Labor Law Compliance Secures Over $745,000 in Unpaid Wages for Direct Care Workers

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry's Bureau of Labor Law Compliance was successful in obtaining more than $745,000 in unpaid wages...

Jul 17, 2015, 08:30 ET

PA Unemployment Rate at 5.4% in June

Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for June 2015. Pennsylvania's unemployment...

Jul 13, 2015, 14:56 ET

Wolf Administration Cabinet Members Continue 'Jobs That Pay' Tour at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport

 Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin and Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy...

Jul 07, 2015, 15:04 ET

Juez de la Corte Superior aguarda la decisión de la Comisionada de Trabajo de que camionero fue clasificado erróneamente como contratista independiente

Un juez de la Corte Superior la semana pasada se puso de parte de la Oficina del Comisionado Laboral en que una empresa de transportes de Los...

Jul 07, 2015, 12:00 ET

Superior Court Judge Upholds Labor Commissioner's Decision That Truck Driver Was Misclassified as Independent Contractor

 A Superior Court judge last week sided with the Labor Commissioner's Office in finding that a Los Angeles trucking company misclassified an...

Jul 01, 2015, 19:13 ET

Entra en vigor hoy la ley de California para permiso por enfermedad pagado

 La Comisionada Laboral Julie  A. Su recuerda a los empleadores que a partir de hoy entra en vigor la ley estatal que otorga permiso de...

Jul 01, 2015, 15:37 ET

California Paid Sick Leave Law Goes into Effect Today

California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su reminds employers that California's paid sick leave law goes into effect today. "With California's new...

Jun 19, 2015, 10:45 ET

PA Unemployment Rate at 5.4% in May

Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for May 2015. Pennsylvania's unemployment rate...

Jun 11, 2015, 11:33 ET

Pennsylvania Workplace Safety Committee Program Saves Employers more than $4.6 Million during May

The Pennsylvania Workplace Safety Committee Certification program certified 42 initial applications and re-certified 598 workplace safety committee...

May 22, 2015, 09:29 ET

PA Unemployment Rate remains at 5.3% in April

Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for April 2015. Pennsylvania's unemployment...

May 14, 2015, 14:01 ET

Pennsylvania Training for Health and Safety Program Saves Employers more than $2 Million during April

The Pennsylvania Training for Health and Safety (PATHS) program certified and re-certified more than 50 workplace safety committees and saved...

May 07, 2015, 09:08 ET

PA Department of Labor & Industry Will Host Blindness Awareness Expo

The PA Department of Labor & Industry's Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services (BBVS), and the Advisory...

Apr 17, 2015, 12:30 ET

PA Unemployment Rate at 5.3% in March

Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for March 2015. Pennsylvania's unemployment...

Apr 16, 2015, 14:42 ET

PA Department of Labor & Industry Releases Pennsylvania Career Guides

The Pennsylvania Career Guide, produced annually by the Department of Labor and Industry (L&I), has helped students and job seekers alike...

Apr 07, 2015, 16:03 ET

Pennsylvania Mayors Join Nationwide Effort to Recognize Impact of National Service

Pennsylvania mayors from 22 towns and cities joined more than 1,000 mayors nationwide to participate in the third annual Mayors' Day of Recognition...

Mar 30, 2015, 16:49 ET

Comisionada de Trabajo multa panadería por más de $185,000 por robo de sueldo

La Comisionada del Trabajo de California, Julie A. Su, aplicó una multa a una empresa mayorista con sede en Vista que vende sus galletitas...

Mar 27, 2015, 10:06 ET

Wolf Administration Announces Significant Workers' Comp Insurance Rate Cut While Maintaining Benefit Levels for Injured Workers

The Wolf Administration today announced Pennsylvania businesses will see a significant cut in workers' compensation insurance rates while benefit...

Mar 23, 2015, 11:00 ET

Pennsylvania Support Service Providers to People Who are Deaf-Blind Participate in Training

The Department of Labor & Industry's Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services, and the Office for the...