A U.S. Department of Labor lawyer who was accused of a home invasion at a co-worker’s home has been found dead in his cell at the D.C. Jail.
The Labor Department is signing agreements to share information with nine states and the Internal Revenue Service as it gets more aggressive in its program to crack down on businesses that cheat workers out of their hard-earned wages.
Maryland officials say the state has been awarded a $7.7 million federal grant to help more than 6,500 people who are moving to the state because of military base realignment.
Maryland’s labor secretary says his department is preparing for an increased workload if there are more unemployment compensation claims in a federal government shutdown.
The unemployment rate fell or held steady in 40 states in January, the latest sign that hiring is strengthening throughout the country.