Wage and Hour Division

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
SAN DIEGO – The CEO of a leading U.S. staffing company will pay a former live-in domestic service worker $135,000 in back wages and damages under the terms of a consent judgment entered into the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The judgment, entered on April 11, 2017, resolves a complaint filed by the U.S. Department of Labor on Aug. 22, 2016. An investigation by the department’s Wage and Hour Division found that Himanshu Bhatia willfully and repeatedly violated
Thursday, April 13, 2017
BOSTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has secured a consent judgment in federal court ordering two Gloucester-based fish processors – Zeus Packing Inc. and Cape Ann Seafood Exchange Inc. – and the companies’ owner Kristian Kristensen to pay over $200,000 in liquidated damages to more than 100 employees to resolve violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. An investigation by the department’s Wage and Hour Division found the defendants violated the FLSA’s overtime an
Monday, April 10, 2017
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Department of Labor and a Philadelphia commercial printer have entered into a consent judgment that requires the company to pay $273,892 in back wages and liquidated damages to a group of temporary employees to resolve past violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Under the agreement, back wages will be paid to 136 temporary employees who worked as machine operators and general laborers at Bartash Printing, Inc. An investigation by the department’s
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio – A federal judge has ordered Cathedral Buffet and its owner to pay $388,507 in back wages and damages to 235 “volunteers” who worked at the Cuyahoga Falls restaurant. An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage, overtime, recordkeeping and other provisions.
Monday, April 03, 2017
Who: U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration National Labor Relations Board U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration U.S. Department of Labor’s
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Who: U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration Wage and Hour Division Employee Benefits Security Administration Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Veterans’ Employment and Training Service What: U.S. Labor Department Employer Forum When: March 28, 2
Monday, March 20, 2017
ATLANTA – The National Federal Farm Labor Certificate of Registration Unit will hold two mobile processing events in Florida to register farm labor contractors and employees. This free service is being offered by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. On March 29-31, 2017, the certification team will travel to the University of Florida Ag Extension Offices in Sebring and Immokalee. The team will provide assistance to customers – including walk-ins – who need their initial, renewal or amended certificate
Friday, March 17, 2017
ORLANDO, Fla. – The U.S. Department of Labor and two subsidiaries of The Walt Disney Co. have reached an agreement that will provide $3.8 million in back wages to ensure compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. Under the agreement, back wages will be paid to 16,339 employees of the Disney Vacation Club Management Corp. and the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S. Inc., both in Florida. The department’s Wage and Hour Division found violations of minimum wage, overtime
Friday, March 10, 2017
BOSTON – The U.S. Department of Labor and UnWrapped, Inc. have reached a settlement agreement that will allow employees of the Massachusetts sewing factory to recover $890,021 in back wages and liquidated damages to resolve past violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. An investigation by the department’s Wage and Hour Division found that UnWrapped failed to pay proper overtime rates to 327 piece rate and hourly workers between April 2014 and April 2016, and failed to
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
NEW YORK – A hotel management company and the company which supplied employees to nine of its New York City hotels have agreed to resolve an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division that found violations of the minimum wage, overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The hotels’ management company – Hersha Hospitality Management LP – and Labor for Hire and related companies, which provide employees to work at the ho
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Employer: Cintas Fire Protection Services Sites: 2188 Del Franco St., #70 San Jose, California Investigation findings: Investigators from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found that Cintas Fire Protection Services violated the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act when it failed to pay fire sprinkler installers and testers for some hours they worked that were not billable to clients.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Department of Labor investigated two popular Solvang tourist restaurants and determined that they denied wait staff break time to express breast milk in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Investigators with the department’s Wage and Hour Division found that Paula’s Pancake House and the Belgian Café, which share common ownership, denied the nursing mother her right to break time to express mil
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Employer: Star Finishes LLC 9705 Burnet Rd., # 317 Austin, TX 78758 Site: Austin, Texas Investigation Findings: U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigators in Austin found Star Finishes LLC violated overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act . The employer misclassified employees as independent contractors and subsequently paid them straight time for overtime, without regard to the n
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Employer name: Gulf Coast L&P Inc., doing business as Rent-n-Roll Investigation site: 1059 North Eastern Blvd. Montgomery, Alabama 36117 Investigation findings: An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division’s Birmingham District Office determined that Rent-n-Roll, a tire and wheel retailer, violated the minimum wage, overtime and rec
Monday, January 09, 2017
Employer name: Tifton Peanut Co. Inc. #2 Investigation site: 225 Windy Hill Road Tifton, Georgia 31794 Investigation findings: An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division’s Atlanta District Office, found that Tifton Peanut Co. #2 violated the overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Employer name: All Native Services Co. Investigation site: 375 Perry St. Robins Air Force Base, Georgia 31096 Investigation findings: Investigators with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, Atlanta District Office, found that All Native Services violated the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act. The employer failed to pay the correct prevailing wage rates as required for technical writers, d
Friday, December 30, 2016
Date of action:  December 29, 2016 Type of action:  McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act Debarment Action Names of respondents:  Restaurant Associates LLC, Restaurant Associates Inc., and Dick Cattani 132 West 31st Street, Suite 601, New York, NY 10001 Background:  In July 2016, federal contractors Restaurant Associates, LLC., Restaurant Associates, Inc., and their subcontractor, Personne
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
PASSAIC, N.J. – Fifty-five low-wage production workers who spend long work days sewing and loading mattresses at a Passaic mattress refurbishment company will soon receive their share of $292,998 in back wages and liquidated damages after the company entered into a consent judgment with the U.S. Department of Labor. The agreement resolves the department’s Wage and Hour Division investigation of Citi Mattress Inc., which found the company violated the Fair Labor Stan
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Employer name: Southern Sanitation Inc. Investigation site: 7706 B Hampton Place Loganville, Georgia 30052 Investigation findings: An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division’s Atlanta District Office, investigators found that Southern Sanitation violated the overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Employer: Amigo Farms, Inc. Sites:4245 East 32nd St. Yuma, Arizona Investigation findings: Investigators from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found that Amigo Farms, Inc. failed to pay lettuce pickers at fields in Winterhaven, California, for time spent on the job waiting for ice to melt off the produce in the winter months. At times, the thaw could take 1 to 3 hours per day. Resolution: Amigo Farms,

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