July 1, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $285K in back wages for 313 workers of two Morton poultry processing plants that denied them their full wages

MORTON, MS Work in a poultry processing plant is hard: the hours are often long and the jobs expose workers to serious safety and health hazards. In return for subjecting themselves to high noise levels, dangerous equipment, slippery floors, hazardous chemicals and biological dangers, and the common risks of musculoskeletal disorders, a Mississippi worker’s mean annual wage is less than $30,000.

June 30, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $117K for servers after investigation finds restaurants illegally shared tips with managers, supervisors

HONOLULU – A federal investigation has recovered $117,710 in back wages and liquidated damages for 70 workers of a restaurant group in Hawaii that required servers to share their tips with managers, after the employer reduced managers’ salaries by at least 25 percent. The restaurant operators attempted to make up for the reduction in managers’ salaries by drawing from tipped workers’ wages, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

June 30, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recupera $247,000 en salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios para 15 trabajadores de una empresa de construcción de oleoductos a quienes se les negó ilegalmente el pago de las horas extras

CENTER, TX –  Una investigación federal recuperó $247,334 en salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios para 15 trabajadores de una empresa de construcción de oleoductos de Texas a quienes se les negó su salario completo, incluidas las horas extras. Los trabajadores estaban empleados en las obras de la empresa en Luisiana, Oklahoma y Texas.

June 30, 2022

US Labor Department recovers $247K in back wages, damages for 15 workers of oil pipeline construction company that illegally denied them overtime

CENTER, TX – A federal investigation recovered $247,334 in back wages and liquidated damages for 15 workers of a Texas oil pipeline construction company whose pay practices denied them their full wages, including overtime. The workers were employed at the company’s Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas job sites.

June 30, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $62K in back wages, damages for 22 Alabama gas station cashiers denied full overtime wages

BIRMINGHAM, AL – The U.S. Department of Labor recovered $62,568 in back wages and liquidated damages for 22 current and former cashiers of two Alabama gas stations whose operator denied them their full wages by paying them overtime at rates lower than the law requires.

June 30, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $17K in restaurant workers’ tips after employer kept, used them to pay wages, expenses

Employer:                                          Smoky Hearth LLC

Investigation site:                             16607 Champion Way #100

                                                                     Sandy, OR 97055

June 29, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $90K in back wages, liquidated damages for 39 employees of Otsego County, New York, veterinary clinic

Employer name:                    Valley Veterinary Associates, 647 State Highway 7, Unadilla, New York 13849

June 29, 2022

Pittsburgh restaurant, distillery pays nearly $39K in back wages to 41 workers after US Department of Labor investigation finds illegal use of tip pool

PITTSBURGH – A Pittsburgh restaurant and distillery used its tip pool improperly – requiring servers to share tips with managers and supervisors– in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, a federal investigation has found.

June 29, 2022

Bojangles’ franchisee starts safety program for working minors at 93 locations after US Department of Labor finds violations in Spartanburg

SPARTANBURG, SC A federal investigation into child labor violations at a Spartanburg Bojangles has led the franchisee to partner with the U.S. Department of Labor to make sweeping changes to enhance working conditions for minor-aged workers and compliance with labor laws at the operator’s 93 locations in six states.

June 28, 2022

Jersey Mike’s Subs pays $24K in penalties after federal investigation of child labor compliance at New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Oregon, locations

MANASQUAN, NJ – A federal investigation has found that a popular chain of sandwich shops allowed 14- and 15-year-old workers to work beyond and outside hours permitted by child labor laws.

June 28, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $47K in back wages for 13 auto body shop workers wrongly misclassified as independent contractors by employer

Employer name:                      Sandpiper Autobody                                               

Investigation site:                  470 W. State St.

                                                          Pleasant Grove, UT 84062

June 28, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $61K in back wages for 79 air conditioning repair technicians in Texas

Employer name:                    Envirotech Mechanical Systems LLC                                                                                         

Investigation site:                 270 Lake Meadows Drive

                                                         Montgomery, TX  77316

June 28, 2022

Georgia blasting, demolition contractor pays more than $5K penalty after allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to work near dynamite

Employer:                                          Controlled Blasting Inc.

                                                            1159 Finch Road

                                                            Winder, GA 30680

June 28, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recupera $61,000 en salarios atrasados para 79 técnicos de reparación de aires acondicionados en Texas

Nombre del empleador:                   Envirotech Mechanical Systems LLC                                                                                               

Lugar de investigación:                    270 Lake Meadows Drive

                                                                      Montgomery, TX  77316

June 27, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $72K for 12 Brooksville auto repair techs

Employer:                                        

A&G Auto Service and Repair Inc.

operating as Magic Wheels Auto World Inc.

15252 Spring Hill Drive, Brooksville, FL  34604

June 23, 2022

Operator of Memphis franchise sandwich shop violated child labor laws, federal investigation into minor-aged worker’s injury finds

MEMPHIS, TN – The operator of a Memphis Schlotzsky’s restaurant endangered minor-aged workers, the U.S. Department of Labor found after an investigation into a 16-year-old worker’s thumb injury.

June 22, 2022

Un tribunal federal ordena que unos dueños de restaurantes de San Juan paguen $31,000 por infracciones de salarios mínimos, horas extras y mantenimiento de registros

GUAYNABO, PR – Un juez federal ha ordenado que dos restaurantes de San Juan y sus dueños paguen una suma de $31,630 a 19 trabajadores después de que los dueños retuvieran los salarios atrasados que aseguraron al Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. que pagarían a los empleados después de que una investigación descubriera que sus prácticas de pago infringían la ley federal.

June 22, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo descubre que una empresa de paisajismo no registraba deliberadamente las horas de los trabajadores y les negó a 57 trabajadores $88,000 en salarios de horas extras

LAS VEGAS - Una reciente investigación federal descubrió que una empresa de paisajismo de Reno (que emplea trabajadores expuestos al exterior, incluso en los días de verano en que la temperatura puede alcanzar los 90 grados) pagó de menos intencionalmente a 57 de sus trabajadores al negarles los salarios por horas extras que les debían.