February 29, 2024

US Department of Labor seeks input from South Dakota building, heavy construction industry for wage survey to establish prevailing wage rates

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is surveying the building and heavy construction industry of South Dakota to set prevailing wage rates, as required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts, for the payment of construction workers on federally funded and federally assisted construction projects.

February 29, 2024

US Department of Labor seeks injunction to stop Indiana liquor store owner from intimidating workers, denying them back pay

SOUTH BEND, IN – The U.S. Department of Labor asked a federal court to issue a temporary restraining order and injunction against Vishav Inc. – operating as Mega Liquor & Smoke – and its owner, Bhola Singh, to stop the Granger, Indiana-based company from retaliating against and intimidating employees owed back wages and liquidated damages. Singh owns and operates 61 Mega Liquor & Smoke stores in Indiana and Michigan. 

February 29, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $438K for 2 workers illegally terminated by Alabama car manufacturer after they took protected leave

VANCE, AL – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $438,625 in back wages, unpaid bonuses, equitable remedy and liquidated damages for two former Mercedes-Benz workers in Alabama after the employer violated their rights to protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

February 28, 2024

Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recupera $180K para 22 trabajadores a los que empleador de restaurante en Sacramento denegó pago de horas extras

Empleador:  Taquería Los Inmortales 

                        3131 Fruitridge Road

February 28, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $180K in wages, damages for 22 workers denied overtime pay by Sacramento restaurant employer

Employer:      Taqueria Los Inmortales 

                        3131 Fruitridge Road

February 28, 2024

US Department of Labor obtains court judgment ordering Idaho Falls restaurant to pay $319K for illegal tip sharing, child labor, overtime violations

Employer:                  Mackenzie River Pizza

                                    1490 Milligan Road

February 27, 2024

US Department of Labor investigation finds Fort Worth 7-Eleven store operator failed to pay workers for all hours worked

Employer name:        Gaston Group LLC operating as 7-Eleven

Investigation site:      1401 West 7th St.

                                              Fort Worth, TX 76102

February 23, 2024

Administrative Law Judge upholds US Department of Labor findings of child labor violations, $38K fine for upstate New York water park

Date of action:                       Feb. 13, 2024

 Type of action:                      Summary decision

 Names of defendants:           Zoom Flume Water Park LLC (in East Durham, New York)

February 22, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $876K in back wages, damages for workers denied overtime pay by Norfolk home care employer

NORFOLK, VA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has recovered nearly $900,000 in back wages and damages after its investigation found a Norfolk home care employer denied 108 workers their hard-earned overtime pay. 

February 22, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $97K in back wages for 26 workers after North Miami Beach deli failed to pay overtime at required rates

Employer:     Matryoshka LLC, operating as Matryoshka Deli Food

                       18100 Collins Ave. 

                        North Miami Beach, FL 33160

 

February 22, 2024

US Department of Labor, Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General form partnership to enhance enforcement, strengthen coordination

WHO:         U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division 

                      Office of the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

WHAT: five-year memorandum of understanding signed on February 21 that establishes a formal partnership with these agencies.

February 22, 2024

US Labor Department recovers $37K in back wages for 37 workers denied overtime by Charleston construction contractor

Employer:      EAS Homes LLC

                        9012 Timber St.

                        Charleston, SC 29406

February 21, 2024

US Department of Labor to host online educational seminar for agriculture industry employers, workers, other stakeholders

Who:               U.S. Department of Labor

What:             2024 Virtual Agricultural Seminar

When:             March 28, 2024, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST

Where:           Online event. Register to attend.

February 21, 2024

US Department of Labor seeks injunction to stop use of ‘oppressive child labor’ by Fayette Janitorial Service at meat processing facilities

SIOUX CITY, IA – The U.S. Department of Labor today asked a federal court to issue a nationwide temporary restraining order and injunction against Fayette Janitorial Service LLC – operating as Fayette Industrial – to stop the Tennessee-based company from illegally employing children while the department continues its investigations of the company’s labor practices.

February 21, 2024

Department of Labor recovers $52K in tips, unpaid wages, damages after investigators found Saipan restaurants recklessly disregarded workers’ rights

Employer:      R&I Corp., operating as Mura Ichiban Restaurant and Nam Dae Moon Restaurant

                            PMB 303 Box 10003

February 21, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers nearly $18K in back wages, damages for wrongly terminated worker at rehabilitation facility in Louisiana

Employer name:        Covington-AMG Rehabilitation Hospital LLC, doing business as AMG Physical

                                            Rehab

Investigation site:     5025 Keystone Blvd. 

                                            Covington, LA 70433                                                                                                      

February 21, 2024

New York landscaping company to pay $1.1M after US Department of Labor uncovers overtime, H-2B program violations

LONG ISLAND, NY – A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has found that a Southampton landscaping company failed to comply with requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the federal H-2B worker program and will recover over $1 million in back wages and liquidated damages for 54 underpaid workers.

February 20, 2024

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. recupera más de $1 millón en salarios atrasados para 859 trabajadores de atención médica domiciliaria empleados por dos empresas de Texas

MCALLEN, TX – La recuperación por parte del Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. de más de $1 millón en salarios mínimos y remuneración por horas extras adeudados a 859 trabajadores de atención médica domiciliaria empleados por dos compañías de Texas muestra que las prácticas salariales inadecuadas en la industria siguen siendo un problema sistémico en Texas y en todo el país.

February 20, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $131K for 110 employees denied overtime, misclassified as independent contractors by Hawaii security services company

Employer:      Prior Vision LLC

                             590 Farrington Highway, Suite 524-445

 Kapolei, HI 96707

February 20, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $159K in back wages for restaurant workers after employer takes their tips

Employer name:          Izumi Sushi & Hibachi All You Can Eat LLC 

Investigation site:      2844 Thousand Oaks Drive

                                              San Antonio, TX 78232