Maryland's Board of Public Works, a panel that includes the governor and other top state officials, did little to scrutinize millions in contracts it awarded in recent years to the financially strapped operator of a group home where a 10-year-old boy died this month, records show.
The recent death of a 10-year-old disabled foster child at an Anne Arundel County group home was just the latest in a series of problems at LifeLine, the state contractor that has been paid millions in taxpayer funds to care for "medically fragile" individuals, a two-month investigation by The Baltimore Sun has found.
A Baltimore-based temporary staffing agency faces a $6,000 fine in connection with the death of an employee, who was killed last December after being crushed by a conveyor system at an Amazon fulfillment center in New Jersey.
A new program to reduce manufacturers' energy costs focuses on companies making products here for a simple, weighty reason. Energy eats up big chunks of most manufacturers' budgets. Organizers see reducing that expense as one way to keep companies around in an era pockmarked by moves and shutdowns.
Following an investigation that revealed missing funds and questionable financial practices, officials of a national longshoremen's union are considering seizing control of a Baltimore chapter — a move that could complicate contract negotiations at the city's port.
Operators of nine McDonald's throughout Maryland have agreed to pay more than $250,000 in back wages and damages to 138 workers after the U.S. Department of Labor found violations of minimum wage, overtime and child labor provisions.
Emergency unemployment benefits will expire Saturday for more than 25,000 out-of-work Marylanders, with thousands more projected to run out of the insurance in the first half of the year unless Congress decides to reverse course and approve an extension.
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez said Congress left more than a million families a "lump of coal in their stocking" when it failed to address expiring federal unemployment benefits, and he joined a chorus of Democrats who are calling on lawmakers to approve a retroactive extension as their first order of business next month.
The Department of Labor announced Monday that it has sued the former CEO of Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. for violating pension law by failing to deposit workers' contributions into the company's retirement plan.
Post-military service can be a period of anxiety and uncertainty. So many men and women return and ask themselves: what now? The Labor Department is here to help answer that question with an array of programs designed to clear pathways into the middle class.
Maryland's job base is finally back to the size it was half a decade ago — before the deep recession gouged a big chunk out of it. But numbers released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor show that the state's job market remains far from normal.
Six weeks after taking over the U.S. Department of Labor, Marylander Thomas E. Perez is receiving praise from unions, concern from business leaders and hope from others that he will expand the agency's mission.
The Army's Aberdeen Test Center will not contest any of the safety violations cited by the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration in connection with the death of a civilian diver at the post's Underwater Test Facility.
Thomas E. Perez, the Marylander nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, is set to face a critical vote in the Senate this week that puts his confirmation in the middle of a blistering battle over the use of the filibuster.
The U.S. Department of Labor said Friday that it is suing a Columbia medical practice for allegedly failing to forward more than $100,000 in employee contributions and loan repayments to a 401(k) retirement plan.
At a time when workers are seeking greater balance between work and personal lives and job shortages persist in a range of specialized fields, some professionals are finding their perfect job by buying into it.
State corrections secretary Gary D. Maynard has moved his office to the Baltimore City Detention Center to directly oversee a sweeping review of the jail's leadership and staff, including polygraph tests of top administrators and integrity reviews of every employee, a department spokesman said Friday.