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Healthcare staffing firm to pay $181,531 in alleged misclassification

Staffing Industry Analysts, February 7, 2024

"A healthcare staffing firm and its owner must pay $181,531 after misclassifying nurses as independent contractors, the US Department of Labor announced Feb. 5." (Read more)

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’Severe Violator’ Ohio Contractor agrees to $730K OSHA settlement.

Insurance Journal, January 3, 2024

”The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement agreement to resolve litigation following a March 2022 investigation at a work site in Wheeling that resulted in a dozen citations issued against an Ohio-based contractor with an extensive history of exposing workers to deadly falls." (Read more)

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DOL reaches largest settlement ever for California garment workers

Impomag, January 5, 2024

"During an inspection, owners posed as workers, cut power and ordered employees to leave." (Read more)

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Philadelphia home health-care company will pay $1.6M for skimping on overtime.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 11, 2023

"A Philadelphia home health-care business will have to pay more than $1.64 million in back wages to 288 workers, after the U.S. Department of Labor found the company was not properly paying overtime rates." (Read more)

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West suburban Chicago school district ordered to pay over $115,000 to security guards denied overtime.

CBSNews, January 17, 2024

"Proviso Township High School District 209 in the western suburbs has been ordered to pay back wages and damages to school security guards who were denied overtime." (Read more)

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Florida restaurants owed workers $124,000 after demanding free, off-the-clock work.

MSN, January 18, 2024

"Two Jacksonville -area Mexican restaurants demanded employees do work before they clocked in and after they clocked out, claimed a tip credit but didn’t pay tipped workers cash wages, and violated child labor law, federal investigators found." (Read more)

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Pandemic suit against health center on Staten Island settles for almost $200K.

Silive, January 25, 2024

"A lawsuit filed against a health center in Staten Island over COVID-19 protocols in the early stages of the pandemic has settled for nearly $200,000 in Brooklyn federal court." (Read more)

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California poultry supplier illegally employed kids, stole wages: Labor Department

Huffpost, December 4, 2023

"Regulators say Exclusive Poultry Inc. had kids as young as 14 working to debone chickens with sharp knives and “operate power-driven lifts to move pallets." (Read more)

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Federal court rejects Bimbo Bakeries’ countersuit bid

Food Manufacturing, December 14, 2023

"A group of drivers had sued the company over overtime compensation." (Read more)

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Sun Prairie company to pay $1.8M in fines related to 2017 mill explosion that killed 5 workers

Wisconsin Public Radio, December 15, 2023

"Didion Milling Inc. will pay $1.8 million in fines related to a 2017 explosion at a corn mill in Cambria that killed five workers and left more than a dozen injured." (Read more)

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Court orders Haslett healthcare facility owner who allegedly threatened to fire employees for cooperating with investigation to attend anti-retaliation training.

Global Regulatory Insights, December 19, 2022

"A federal court in Michigan has ordered the owner of a Haslett assisted living facility, who allegedly to fire three employees after she suspected they cooperated with a U.S. Department of Labor investigation, to attend training on federal anti-retaliation regulations and pay back wages and damages." (Read more)

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Greenridge Farms to pay $3 million in back wages

Meatpoultry, December 21, 2023

"Deli processor Greenridge Farms Inc., based in Elk Grove Ill., owes $3 million in back wages, damages and interest after allegedly denying 283 workers overtime pay." (Read more)

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An East coast restaurant chain has been ordered to pay $11.4 million back to more than 1,300 employees over claims it paid staff below minimum wage

Business Insider, November 10, 2023

"A restaurant chain with dozens of locations on the East Coast has been ordered to pay $11.4 million back to more than 1,300 employees." (Read more)

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Owner of Genesis Homecare Services to be jailed if she doesn’t provide time, pay records

Detriot Free Press, November 28, 2023

"The owner of a senior home care services company will be jailed if she didn’t comply with federal court order to provide worker hour and pay records to U.S. Department of Labor investigators." (Read more)

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Stoneacre owners ordered to pay back wages, withheld tips. See how much.

The Newport Daily News, October 23, 2023

"A federal court has ordered the restaurants behind Stoneacre Brasserie and Stoneacre Garden in Newport to pay a total of $553,580 in back wages, withheld tips and damages to their employees.” (Read more)

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