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Shapiro Administration Labor Law Investigators Return More Than $4 Million in Earned Wages to Pennsylvania Workers in 2023

To continue this work, Governor Josh Shapiro is calling for additional funding in the proposed 2024-25 budget for labor law compliance investigators to further protect Pennsylvania’s workers.

L&I Fines Wendy’s Franchise Owner $300,000 for Child Labor Violations at 21 Restaurants in Southeast Pennsylvania

The 766 violations range from failure to provide breaks to excessive hours worked in a week, with all fines collected from child labor law investigations deposited into Pennsylvania’s General Fund.

Shapiro Administration Gets Stuff Done: One Year Since Taking Office, the Unemployment Compensation System is Back on Track with Enhanced Customer Service

Within seven months of Governor Josh Shapiro taking office, the Department of Labor &amp; Industry resolved the pandemic-era backlog of UC claims and all outstanding fraud reports.&nbsp; <br><br>In 2023, the Department of Labor &amp; Industry hired more than 380 additional staff at service centers to improve and expedite the UC process for Pennsylvanians.

Shapiro Administration Gets Stuff Done: Making Historic Investments to Expand Workforce Opportunities for Pennsylvania Workers

Taking on the challenges of today and preparing for the jobs of tomorrow, the Administration remains committed to expanding workforce opportunities for Pennsylvanians, supporting family-sustaining jobs, and strengthening Pennsylvania&#39;s economy.

Pennsylvania's Unemployment Rate Remains at Record Low 3.4% in November

Number of Total Nonfarm Jobs Sets New Record High

Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Rate Remains at Record Low 3.4% in October

State unemployment rate below U.S. rate for third consecutive month

Shapiro Administration Donates Stuffed Toys Collected from L&I’s Annual Safety Inspections for the 2023 Holiday Season

Labor &amp; Industry accumulates hundreds of toy samples every year during routine inspections for contents, choking hazards and general safety.

Shapiro Administration Visits Keystone Job Corps Center, Highlights Career Training, Education Opportunities in Luzerne County

The visit aligns with Governor Josh Shapiro&#39;s commitment to workforce development in the Commonwealth after securing more than $30 million to fund those efforts in the 2023-2024 budget.

Shapiro Administration to Invest Nearly $10 Million in Transition Services for PA Students with Disabilities

The new pilot project is expected to benefit an estimated 2,200 additional students with disabilities over the next five years.

Labor & Industry Fines Cambria County Drywall Company for Worker Misclassification Violation of 43 Employees

So far in 2023, L&amp;I has collected 33% more in fines for worker misclassification violations compared to the same timeframe in 2022.

Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.4 Percent in September – a New Record Low

The percentage of unemployed Pennsylvanians is lower than the national rate for the second month in a row.

Pennsylvania's August Unemployment Rate Remains at 3.5 Percent

Historic low holds steady, dropping below the national unemployment rate

Shapiro Administration Announces Additional Investments in Unemployment Compensation System to Improve Customer Service

Currently, claimants can get answers through the UC Live Chat in real time – a significant improvement from January 2023
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