November 28, 2022

Federal court orders gas station operator to pay $226K in back pay, damages for six New Jersey gas station attendants denied full wages

Employers:                  

Point Pleasant Associates Inc., Owner Bidiawatie Singh and company officer Surjeet Singh                 

355 McKinley Ave. Edison, New Jersey 08050

November 28, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $32K in back wages for 42 workers after Florida landscaper fails to pay required overtime rates

Employer:   Martinez Lawn & Irrigation Services Corp.

Investigation site:    320 Enterprise St., Ocoee, FL 34761

November 17, 2022

Court approves judgment ordering two Pennsylvania facilities to pay a total of $513K in back wages, damages to 231 nursing workers denied proper overtime pay

HARRISBURG, PA – The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has approved a consent judgment ordering two central Pennsylvania nursing facilities to pay a total of $256,684 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 231 nursing staff for FLSA violations found during a federal review of the employer’s pay practices.

November 17, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers more than$162K in overtime back pay, damages for Louisiana home healthcare workers denied overtime

Employer name:                     Heaven on Earth Network Inc.

Investigation site:                 3200 Second Ave.

                                                         Lake Charles, LA 70601

November 16, 2022

Department of Labor initiative finds violations in 80% of care industry investigations; recovers $28.6M for nearly 25K workers, mostly women

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that an ongoing nationwide effort by its Wage and Hour Division focused on improving compliance by residential care, nursing facilities, home health services and other care-focused industry employers has made significant progress in protecting workers’ rights and protections.

November 16, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $1.2M in back wages for 599 home healthcare workers employed by four agencies in Texas, Louisiana

DALLAS – Home healthcare industry employers seek workers willing to work hard and long hours to meet the daily living and care needs of clients – some with limited mobility – in the comfort of their homes. Too often, the U.S. Department of Labor finds employers like four Texas and Louisiana providers who fail to hold up their part of the bargain by not paying nearly 600 employees all the wages they’ve earned.

November 16, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo recupera $1.2 millones en salarios atrasados para 599 trabajadores de servicios de asistencia médica a domicilio empleados por cuatro agencias en Texas, Louisiana.

DALLAS - Los empleadores de la industria de servicios de asistencia médica a domicilio buscan trabajadores dispuestos a trabajar duro y por muchas horas para cumplir las necesidades diarias de atención y vida de los clientes (algunos con movilidad reducida) en la comodidad de sus hogares. Con demasiada frecuencia, el Departamento de Trabajo descubre empleadores como los cuatro proveedores de Texas y Louisiana que no cumplen su parte del trato al no pagar a casi 600 empleados todos los salarios que habían ganado.

November 14, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $47K in back wages, damages for workers shortchanged overtime pay by Beaver County home healthcare agency

Employer:                          5 Caring Hearts LLC

Investigation site:         2110 McLean St., Suite 3

                                                Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

November 10, 2022

US Department of Labor seeking Maryland home healthcare workers who may be owed back wages, damages in $1.13M recovery

PIKESVILLE, MD – The U.S. Department of Labor is trying to locate home healthcare workers employed from April 2020 through March 2022 by a Pikesville company who may be owed part of nearly $1.13 million in back wages and damages the department’s Wage and Hour Division recovered on their behalf.

November 10, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $12K for employee after Spring Hill nutritional manufacturer failed to accommodate need for intermittent leave

Employer name: Nagase & Co. Ltd., operating as Armada Nutrition LLC

Investigation site: 4637 Port Royal Road, Spring Hill, TN 37174

November 9, 2022

US Department of Labor seeks nationwide court injunction to stop Packers Sanitation Services’ ‘oppressive child labor’ violations at processing facilities

LINCOLN, NE – The U.S. Department of Labor today asked a federal court to issue a nationwide temporary restraining order and injunction against Packers Sanitation Services Inc. LTD – one of the nation’s leading providers of food safety sanitation – to stop the company from illegally employing dozens of minor-aged workers while the department continues its investigation of the company’s labor practices.

November 8, 2022

Court orders Arizona home care provider to pay $521K in back wages, damages to 253 employees after Department of Labor finds wage theft

PHOENIX The U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona has ordered a Phoenix-based provider of non-medical home care services to pay 253 employees a total of $521,905 in back wages and liquidated damages after the U.S. Department of Labor determined the employer willfully denied them overtime pay.

November 3, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $22K in back wages for 28 workers after Florida security provider fails to compensate all hours worked

Employer:                              Godly Security Agency LLC

Investigation site:                  1712 Kingsley Ave. Orange Park, FL 32073

November 3, 2022

Court orders Lyndhurst staffing agency to pay $65K in damages to employee after US Labor Department investigates illegal termination, retaliation

LYNDHURST, NJ – The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey has ordered a northern New Jersey staffing agency to pay $65,000 in damages to an employee fired after they raised concerns about not getting paid for all of their hours worked.

November 3, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $375K for 11 Oregon restaurant workers whose employer kept tips, denied overtime wages illegally

MEDFORD, OR – A federal investigation has recovered $375,233 in back wages and liquidated damages from a Medford restaurant for 11 workers after finding their employer kept servers tips, threatened to fire employees if they kept cash tips, and failed to pay kitchen workers overtime.

November 3, 2022

US Department of Labor offers webinar in education, enforcement campaign to address alarming violations in Southeast’s care industries

ATLANTA – As the nation marks Home Care and Hospice Month, the U.S. Department of Labor will hold a public webinar on federal wage and hour regulations for home care, residential care and nursing care industry employers, workers and other stakeholders in the Southeast.

November 3, 2022

Federal investigation recovers $374K in back wages, liquidated damages from New Hampshire employer who denied 46 home care workers overtime

MANCHESTER, NH – A federal investigation into the pay practices of a New Hampshire home care service provider that found the employer denied employees overtime wages has recovered $374,640 in back wages and liquidated damages for 46 healthcare workers.