August 21, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Indianapolis Building Contractor Paying $98,236 in Overtime Back Wages to 112 Employees

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – JLBS Construction, a construction company based in Indianapolis, Indiana, will pay $98,236 in overtime back wages to 112 employees, following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) that found the employer had violated overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  

August 21, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor and Texas-Based Builder Partner to Promote Workplace Safety During Northwest D.C. Construction Project

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Harvey Cleary Builders of Houston, Texas, have established a strategic partnership to promote workplace safety and educate workers on hazards during a construction project in the District of Columbia.

August 21, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery Contractor Paying $500,000 in Back Wages

GUAYNABO, PR– Ceres Environmental Services Inc. – a contractor based in San Juan, Puerto Rico – which installed temporary roofing as part of hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, has paid $500,000 in back wages to 995 employees to resolve violations of the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

August 17, 2018

Virginia Direct Mail Company Pays $743,443 in Back Wages, Damages, And Penalties Following U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

MANASSAS, VA - A direct mail company has paid $355,672 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 73 employees to resolve violations of overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD).

August 16, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Joins Partnership to Promote Worker Safety During Construction of Georgia Development Project

ATLANTA, GA The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has signed a strategic partnership with Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute’s Safety, Health and Environmental Services Group; Choate Construction Co.; and Associated General Contractors of Georgia Inc. (AGC Georgia) to promote worker safety and health during the construction of the Holbrook of Woodstock, a senior living development project in Woodstock, Georgia.

August 16, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Ohio Tool Manufacturer After Employee Suffers Amputation

WOOSTER, OH – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited ArtiFlex Manufacturing for exposing workers at its Wooster location to amputation hazards after an employee suffered a partial finger amputation. The company faces $213,411 in proposed penalties.

August 16, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Three New England Resorts Correcting Child Labor Violations and Paying Penalty

MANCHESTER, N.H.  – Following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), The Fairbank Group LLC will implement extensive corrective measures to resolve violations of the child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and ensure future compliance at its three recreational resorts. The company has also paid a $21,582 penalty. 

August 16, 2018

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending August 11, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 212,000, a decrease of 2,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 213,000 to 214,000. The 4-week moving average was 215,500, an increase of 1,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 214,250 to 214,500.

August 15, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor to Offer Prevailing Wage Seminar in Puerto Rico

Training on Federal Construction and Service Contracts Set for August 27-28

SAN JUAN, PR – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division will offer a comprehensive compliance seminar for federal contractors, unions, and workers to provide information on the rules governing federal prevailing wage requirements.

August 14, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Florida Construction Company After Employee Suffers Serious Laceration

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited G&H Underground Construction for allowing the use of unguarded machines after an employee suffered a serious injury at a worksite in St. Augustine. The company faces $57,738 in proposed penalties. 

August 14, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Obtains Consent Judgment Ordering Long Island Auto Body Shop to Pay $400,000 in Back Wages, Damages, and Penalties

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York has entered a consent judgment requiring Paul Dill Associates Inc. and its two owners, Paul Joseph Dill and Paul Jeremy Dill - doing business as Bi County Auto Body - to pay $185,000 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 49 employees, plus $30,000 in civil penalties.

August 13, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Riverside, California, School Paying $134,046 to Resolve Wage Violations

RIVERSIDE, CA – Carnegie Schools-Riverside - located in Riverside, California - has paid $134,046 owed to 75 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found the employer violated the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

August 13, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in San Francisco Bay Area Restaurant Company Paying $313,742 to Resolve Wage Violations

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Thai Satay Restaurant has paid $313,742 in back wages and liquidated damages to 20 employees at its South San Francisco and San Mateo locations after a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  

August 13, 2018

Companies in Arizona to Pay $394,438 in Back Wages and Liquidated Damages Following U.S. Department of Labor Lawsuit

PHOENIX, AZ – More than 120 employees will share $394,438 in back wages and liquidated damages recovered by the U.S. Department of Labor to conclude a lawsuit filed by the Department’s Office of the Solicitor against national staffing agency Employer Solutions Staffing Group LLC and Arizona staffing agencies TBG Logistics LLC and Countrywide Payroll & HR Solutions Inc. for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

August 10, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $222,000 to Resolve Pay Discrimination Investigation at San Diego Parker Hannifin Facility

SAN DIEGO, CA – The U.S. Department of Labor reached a settlement with Parker Hannifin Corp. that requires the company to pay $222,000 to remedy pay discrimination violations identified at its San Diego Composite Sealing Solutions facility.

August 10, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Court Ordered Restitution of $491,890 After 28 Union Members Pleaded Guilty to Filing False Claims

HAMMOND, IN – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Luka Kljajic - a member of the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters (IKORCC) - appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Philip P. Simon in Indiana and pleaded guilty to embezzlement from the union’s healthcare fund. Kljajic is the 28th member of the IKORCC charged in federal court for submitting false claims to the union’s healthcare fund. To date, the court has ordered $491,890 in restitution to the IKORCC Welfare Fund.

August 10, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Announces New Policies to Ensure Equal Employment Opportunity and Protect Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) today announced two new policy directives focused on ensuring equal employment opportunity and protecting Americans’ religious freedom.

August 9, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Forms Safety Partnership with Builder and Unions on Potawatomi Hotel Expansion Project

MILWAUKEE, WI – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has joined with Gilbane Building Company and the Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades Council in signing a strategic partnership to promote worker safety and health during the construction of the Potawatomi Hotel Expansion in Milwaukee.

August 9, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Obtains Preliminary Injunction to Prevent Agriculture Employer from Violating Obligations of H-2A Visa Program

Second Time in Department’s History That It Has Obtained Temporary Restraining Order Under the H-2A Visa Program

August 9, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Houston Retailer Paying $540,870 in Overtime Wages and Damages

HOUSTON, TX – Houston retailer Conn Appliances Inc. – doing business as Conn’s – will pay $540,870 in back wages and liquidated damages to 1,991 employees to settle overtime violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) found in an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD). The corporate-wide investigation covered 164 locations of the appliances, furniture, and electronics retailer.