Beer bottles

Federal Court orders Fishtown Bar, Bottle Shop to pay nearly $520K in Back Wages, Damages, Penalties after US Labor Department Investigation

Philly Voice, September 5, 2021

”Bottle Bar East violated multiple requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to federal investigators.” (Read more)

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Gavel and Scales

US Department of Labor obtains Final Order against John J. Koresko for involvement in Nationwide Employee Benefit Plan Scheme

American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries, September 3, 2021

Lengthy investigation, legal pursuit ends as federal court issues final order against a former attorney/fiduciary who diverted millions from more than 200 employee benefits plan (Read more)

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Healthcare Word Cloud

United Behavioral Health, United Healthcare Insurance Co Plan to Pay $15.6m, take Corrective Actions after Federal, State Investigations

Behavioral Health Business, August 12, 2021

Investigations, litigation by US Department of Labor, New York Attorney General resolve Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act violations (Read more)

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Caregiver with elderly patient

Court orders Minnesota provider to pay $483K to Back Wages, Damages to 82 Home Healthcare Employees denied Overtime Pay

Star Tribune, August 6, 2021

”A Golden Valley home health care agency will pay 82 current and former workers more than $438,000 in back pay and penalties for failing to pay overtime over a two-year period.” (Read more)

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Gavel and handcuffs

Colorado Court sentences Avon Construction company owner to Jail, Orders Restitution for family of worker killed in Granby trench collapse

CBS 4 Denver, July 17, 2021

”An Avon resident, Bryan Johnson, was sentenced by a judge to 10 months in jail” (Read more)

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Commercial Kitchen

Court orders two Minnesota restaurants to pay $435K in Back Wages following US Department of Labor Investigation

Star Tribune, June 29, 2021

Employer misclassified cooks, dishwashers cheating workers out of about half their wages (Read more)

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Safety Compliant

New York-based Petroleum Carrier pays $375L to Seaman fired for cooperating with Barge Explosion Investigation

The Waterways Journal Weekly, April 20, 2021

Agreement with US Labor Department resolves Seaman’s Protection Act violation (Read more)

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Grain silos

Worker’s injury at Fargo grain bin yields Employer’s commitment to Improve Workplace Safety, Protect Employees

Valley News Live, March 24, 2021

Fargo company cited, will pay fines after employee loses leg in accident (Read more)

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Horse Stable

Florida stable pays $137K in Back Wages, Penalties after US Department of Labor Investigation finds H-2B Guest Worker Violations

WCJB News, March 6, 2021

”A horse farm in Ocala is being ordered to pay tens of thousands of dollars in back wages to foreign workers brought in under a visa program.” (Read more)

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Money jar

Following Federal Court Judgement, Maryland restaurants operator pays more than $500K in Back Wages, Damages and Penalties

The Baltimore Sun, March 2, 2021

”A Baltimore area restaurant owner has paid nearly half a million dollars in back wages and damages to 62 workers after federal officials said he bilked employee through a phony tip pool.” (Read more)

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Outdoor seating at restaurant

Acosta v. Mejia Corp d/b/a El Tio-Mex Grill (E.D. Va 2020) Civil Action No. 1:19-cv-00166-LO-JFA

Tysons Reporter, December 3, 2020

"El Tio Tex-Mex Grill has been ordered by a federal court to properly compensate workers at all its restaurants, including its locations in McLean (1433 Center Street) and Falls Church (7630 Lee Highway)." (Read more)

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Bank building

J.P. Morgan $9.8 million Conciliation Agreement

JD Supra, November 9, 2020

"JPMorgan Chase recently signed a conciliation agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) agreeing to settle a long-running pay equity lawsuit alleging that it underpaid some of its female employees." (Read more)

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A person laying floor boards

Acosta v. C & C Flooring, Inc.  (D. N.H. 2020) Civil Action No. 1:19-cv-00629-JL

New Hampshire Union Leader, October 29, 2020

"A Manchester flooring company and its owner have been ordered to pay more than $250,000 in back wages and damages by the U.S. District Court after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation." (Read more)

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Boxes on a conveyor belt

Target Corporation

Jurist, October 20, 2020

"The US Department of Labor and Target agreed Monday “to correct exit access and storage hazards and enhance worker safety” in 200 of Target’s northeast stores and to pay a penalty of $465,000." (Read more)

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Online banking illustration

Scalia v. Kentucky Bankers Association (W.D. Ky. 2020) Civil Action No. 3:20-cv-00636-CHB

Lexington Herald Leader, October 19, 2020

"The Kentucky Bankers Association has been ordered to pay more than $1.5 million after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found spending violations." (Read more)

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Racehorse track

Scalia v. Weaver Racing Inc. (E.D. N.Y. 2020) Civil Action No. 2:20-cv-3836-SJF-ARL

Miami Herald, September 17, 2020

"A racehorse trainer based in Wellington, Florida, and Louisville paid $325,431 in owed earnings to groomers and hot walkers and $99,567 in civil penalties after several H-2B visa program and Fair Labor Standards Act violations." (Read more)

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Tomato plant

Bald Eagle Farms

Courier Post, August 24, 2020

"A judge has ordered a local tomato grower to pay almost $50,000 in back wages to 62 farmworkers." (Read more)

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Laundry machines

Central Laundry

MSN News, August 10, 2020

"A Delaware County laundry service was recently ordered to pay more than $527,000 in back pay and liquidated damages after paying its workers a little as $5 per hour." (Read more)

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Drywall

Stratis Construction

Remodeling, August, 07, 2020

"The U.S. Department of Labor secured a consent judgment ordering Phoenix, Ariz.-based residential drywall company Stratis Construction to pay $3 million. The company was found to have violated overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)." (Read more)

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Laying down floor tiles

Timberline Hardwood Floors

Syracuse.com, August 05, 2020

"A Fulton flooring manufacturer has been ordered to pay a $166,265 fine for safety hazards a judge said it falsely claimed to have corrected.” (Read more)

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Nursing home room

Bridgeport Health

CT Post, July 29, 2020

"An embattled former nursing home operator must pay more than $3 million to health and retirement plans used by employees of two former nursing homes in the city, per a consent judgment issued by the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut." (Read more)

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