June 14, 2023

Department of Labor investigation recovers $60K in back wages, damages from restaurants that shared tips illegally with managers, supervisors


Rincon Brewery Inc.

4100 Telegraph Road

Ventura, CA 93003

June 14, 2023

READOUT: US Department of Labor officials join interagency delegation to promote quality employment for Central American women

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs Thea Lee and Women’s Bureau Director Wendy Chun-Hoon recently joined an interagency delegation that traveled to El Salvador and Honduras to highlight the importance of equity and opportunity through quality employment for working women amid more than $4.2 billion in private-sector commitments to create economic opportunities in northern Central America.

June 14, 2023

Department of Labor to hold online seminars to educate current, prospective federal contractors on prevailing wage requirements

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that its Wage and Hour Division will offer online seminars for contracting agencies, contractors, unions, workers and other stakeholders on the requirements for paying prevailing wages on federally funded construction and service contracts.

June 14, 2023

Virginia home healthcare agency, owners pay $604K in back wages, damages after federal investigation finds workers wrongly asked to waive overtime pay

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered more than $604,000 in back wages and liquidated damages for 50 employees of a Virginia Beach home healthcare agency that illegally asked workers to waive their right to receive hard-earned overtime pay.

June 13, 2023

READOUT: US Department of Labor roundtable marks Equal Pay Act, Title IX anniversaries, reflects on advances, hurdles ahead for women

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today hosted the U.S. Department of Education and a diverse panel of women leaders in the professional sports industry for roundtable discussion to mark the significance of the Equal Pay Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

June 13, 2023

US Department of Labor renews ‘Star Level’ designation of Raytheon Co. site in Tewksbury for workplace safety, health achievements

Participant:   Raytheon Company

Tewksbury, Massachusetts

Description:   Raytheon employs about 3,200 workers at its Tewksbury product testing and design center. The center includes engineering support laboratories for integrated defense systems.

June 12, 2023

El Departamento de Trabajo recupera más de $171,000 en concepto de pagos atrasados y beneficios para 11 trabajadores a quienes un subcontratista de construcción en Florida pagaba de menos

LABELLE, FL - El equipo de investigación federal ha descubierto que un subcontratista empleado durante la construcción de una nueva estación de bombeo de reserva en el río Caloosahatchee en el condado de Hendry no pagaba a 11 electricistas la tarifa de salario correcta para el proyecto con apoyo federal, negándoles $171,998 en concepto de salarios y beneficios.

June 12, 2023

Wisconsin food manufacturer’s history of violations continues, federal investigators find safety failures led to two workers amputation injuries

ABBOTSFORD, WI ‒ The operator of a north central Wisconsin meat and sausage manufacturing plant might have spared two employees from suffering serious hand injuries by following required machine safety standards, a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found.

June 12, 2023

US Department of Labor sues Fort Wayne restaurant operator that refuses to pay $290K in back wages, damages owed to 30 servers

FORT WAYNE, IN – The U.S. Department of Labor has taken federal court action against the operator of 10 Fort Wayne-area restaurants that failed to pay $290,000 in back wages and damages to 30 employees.

June 12, 2023

16 Colorado employers recognized for recording zero worker injury and illnesses on the job in 2022


DENVER ‒ The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recognized 16 Colorado employers for recording zero injury or illness incidents in 2022.

June 12, 2023

US Department of Labor honors Lalitha Natarajan as recipient of 2023 Iqbal Masih Award for the Elimination of Child Labor

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that Lalitha Natarajan, an activist in the fight against child labor and modern slavery in India, is the recipient of the 2023 Iqbal Masih Award for the Elimination of Child Labor. The award was presented at the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, India.

June 12, 2023

Un empleado declara que restaurantes ofrecían un sacerdote para extraer confesiones de "pecados" en el trabajo. Un tribunal federal ordena el pago de $140,000 a 35 integrantes del personal

SACRAMENTO - El equipo de investigación federal de horas y salarios ha visto empresas corruptas intentar todo tipo de estafas para pagar menos salarios al personal y para intimidar o tomar represalias contra el personal, pero el intento de un restaurante del norte de California de usar un supuesto sacerdote para hacer que el personal admita "pecados" en el lugar de trabajo puede estar entre las más desvergonzadas.

June 12, 2023

Employee testifies restaurants offered priest to extract confessions of workplace ‘sins;’ federal court orders payment of $140K to 35 workers

SACRAMENTO – Federal wage and hour investigators have seen corrupt employers try all kinds of scams to shortchange workers and to intimidate or retaliate against employees but a northern California restaurant’s attempt to use an alleged priest to get employees to admit workplace “sins” may be among the most shameless.

June 12, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers more than $171K in back pay, benefits for 11 workers shortchanged by Florida construction subcontractor

LABELLE, FL – Federal investigators have found that a subcontractor employed during construction of a new reservoir pump station on the Caloosahatchee River in Hendry County failed to pay 11 electricians the correct wage rate for the federally supported project, denying them $171,998 in wages and benefits.

June 12, 2023

Department of Labor cites entertainment company in Orlando fireworks warehouse blaze, explosion in which 4 workers perished

ORLANDO, FL – A Florida-based entertainment company could have prevented a deadly fire and explosion at an Orlando warehouse in December 2022 in which four employees perished and a fifth was left hospitalized for months with near-fatal injuries, a federal workplace safety investigation has found.

June 8, 2023

US Department of Labor orders South Dakota helicopter ambulance service to reinstate mechanic who reported safety concerns, filed FAA complaint 

SIOUX FALLS, SD A federal whistleblower investigation found a South Dakota-based helicopter ambulance servicer retaliated against a mechanic who reported safety concerns and filed a complaint with the Federal Aviation Administration.