Wage and Hour Division

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
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 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 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
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
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,
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Employer: El Calamar Inc. Site: 315 West 17th St. Santa Ana, California Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found that the El Calamar restaurant violated the Fair Labor Standards Act when it failed to pay required overtime  to 11 workers employed as cooks. The employer sometimes paid these workers straight time for overtime, i
Thursday, December 15, 2016
HOUSTON – On a motel housekeeper’s wages, Iris Castro lives on a budget that barely makes ends meet. When her aging parents’ ill health demanded medications, she couldn’t afford to send money home to her native Honduras. Unable to return home, she is left to mourn their deaths in the past two years and saddened by her inability to help pay for their care. Castro is one of the hundreds of low-wage workers in Southeast Texas’ hotel industry whose hard work doesn’t always equal fair pay. She is also one of 125 workers who will benefit after investigations
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has recovered $123,574 in back wages and damages for 22 underpaid workers at four Mozzarella’s and Fitzy’s Pub Family restaurants in southern New England. The employers also paid $4,114 in civil monetary penalties. The investigation – conducted by the division’s Hartford district and Providence area offices – led the division to obtain subpoenaed records from a third-party payroll service provider and revealed overtime a
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
TROY, Mich. – A Michigan-based auto components manufacturer and supplier will pay 526 workers $75,064 – representing $37,532 in unpaid overtime wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages – after federal investigators determined the company calculated their overtime pay incorrectly. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found Inteva Products LLC violated Fair Labor Standards Act provisions when it failed to include workers’ shift differentials when calcul
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The owner of three Buffalo-area gas stations has paid a total of $84,000 in back wages and damages to 41 employees after an investigation by the Buffalo area office of U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. Lakhwinder Gill – the owner of the Angola Food Mart Inc. (Angola), LHP Food Mart Inc. (Buffalo) and Lake Shore Mini Mart, Inc. (Hamburg) gas stations – will also pay $1,000 in civil monetary penalties. Investigators found that Gill violated the minimum wage, overtime and record

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