January 14, 2022

West Virginia nursing care facility pays $270K in back wages, damages to 166 workers following US Department of Labor investigation

PRINCETON, WV – A federal investigation recovered $270,984 in back wages and liquidated damages for 166 workers of a Princeton skilled nursing care facility. The employer failed to pay proper overtime as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

January 13, 2022

Un tribunal ordena a un entrenador de caballos de Long Island y a el establo que paguen $132,000 a 52 empleados después de que el Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. descubriera el robo de salarios y la falsificación de registros.

NUEVA YORK - Un tribunal federal ha ordenado a un importante establo de caballos pura sangre de Long Island y a su propietario que paguen un total de $132,631 por concepto de salarios atrasados y por daños y perjuicios a 52 mozos de cuadra y mozos de pista en varios lugares, incluyendo los hipódromos de Belmont y Aqueduct. El propietario del establo no pagó a los trabajadores los salarios por horas extras que ganaban.

January 12, 2022

Three citrus farm labor contractors pay $76K in back wages, penalties after US Department of Labor finds violations of guest worker program

TAMPA, FL – When three Arcadia citrus farm labor contractors failed to comply with the requirements of the federal H-2A agricultural worker visa program, they shortchanged 123 employees – owing them $72,609 in total wages.

January 12, 2022

Honolulu company to pay $1.4M to 171 security officers after US Department of Labor finds employer illegally schemed to deny payment of overtime wages

HONOLULU – A Hawaii company that provides security officers to the state’s National Guard, the Hawaii State Arts Museum, Foster Botanical Gardens and other public and private facilities, will pay $1,539,773 in back wages and liquidated damages to 171 guards – and civil penalties – after a federal investigation determined the company denied workers overtime pay illegally.

January 12, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $126K for employees after federal court holds Connecticut home healthcare provider in contempt

HARTFORD, CT – The U.S. Marshals Service facilitated the seizure of $126,250 in back wages and liquidated damages and $22,413 in attorney’s fees from the corporate bank account of a New London home healthcare provider after the employers reneged on a payment agreement and defied orders from the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

January 11, 2022

US Department of Labor finds North Charleston employer kept workers tips, failed to pay overtime; investigation recovers $154K in back wages, damages

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – Laws protecting the wages of tipped workers apply whether they work in restaurants or in grocery stores where food is served. A South Carolina employer learned this expensive lesson after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation.

January 10, 2022

Court orders Long Island horse trainer, stable to pay $132K to 52 employees after US Department of Labor finds wage theft, falsified records

NEW YORK – A federal court has ordered a prominent Long Island thoroughbred horseracing stable and its owner to pay a total of $132,631 in back wages and liquidated damages to 52 grooms and hot walkers at several locations, including Belmont and Aqueduct racetracks. The stable owner failed to pay workers the overtime wages they earned.

January 10, 2022

US Department of Labor finds owed wages, assesses penalties in over 80 percent of cotton gin investigations in seven Southeast states

ATLANTA – While the cotton gin has greatly increased the speed of crop production since its invention more than three centuries ago, the U.S. Department of Labor has found 8 out of 10 cotton gin employers it investigated in the Southeast region violated the Fair Labor Standards Act, Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, or provisions of the H-2A visa program.

January 10, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. descubre violaciones por parte de los desmotadores de algodón en más de 80 por ciento de sus investigaciones en siete estados del sureste

ATLANTA - Aunque la desmotadora de algodón ha aumentado enormemente la velocidad de producción de las cosechas desde su invención hace más de tres siglos, el Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU.

January 6, 2022

US Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, sign partnership agreement to enhance information sharing, enforcement, training, outreach

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board announced today that the department’s Wage and Hour Division and the NLRB have signed a Memorandum of Understanding strengthening the agencies’ partnership and outlining procedures on information-sharing, joint investigations and enforcement activity, as well as training, education and community outreach.

January 6, 2022

US Department of Labor conducts outreach, enforcement actions as cleanup continues in Northeast Arkansas after December 2021 tornadoes

Who:               Wage and Hour Division

                          Occupational Safety and Health Administration

What:             Assistance and enforcement action in Arkansas after December 2021 tornadoes

When:            Ongoing

Where:           Northeast Arkansas

January 5, 2022

US Department of Labor sues Georgia auto repair shop owner who paid former worker final wages in oily pennies

ATLANTA – The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, against a Peachtree City auto repair shop and its owner seeking $36,971 in back wages and liquidated damages after investigators found they violated the retaliation, overtime and recordkeeping prohibitions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

January 5, 2022

US Department of Labor finds luxury apartment complex in San Jose’s historic Japantown denied maintenance workers overtime wages owed

SAN JOSE, CA – A U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division investigation found that the owner of a luxury apartment rental property in San Jose’s historic Japantown denied maintenance workers overtime wages, and failed to keep accurate records of employees’ earnings in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

January 5, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $72K in back wages, damages after an investigation finds California construction employer underpaid its workers

HIDDEN HILLS, CA – A Southern California construction company has paid $72,342 in back wages and liquidated damages to 12 workers after the U.S. Department of Labor found the employer failed to pay them overtime wages as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act. The department also assessed $8,460 in penalties for the employer’s willful violations.

January 4, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $105K in back wages for 92 workers after investigation finds overtime violations by Tampa healthcare services provider

TAMPA, FL – An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor led to major changes by a Tampa employer in its pay practices that have the potential to affect the lives of more than 2,000 local workers.

January 4, 2022

US Department of Labor finds Oklahoma City area nursing homes operators failed to pay workers for time spent in training, meetings

OKLAHOMA CITY – While nursing home workers continue to put themselves at-risk as the nation battles the ongoing pandemic, federal investigators found that the pay practices of three Oklahoma City-area nursing homes denied 129 workers all of their hard-earned wages.

January 4, 2022

Tribunal ordena a pizzería de Long Island pagar $178,000 en salarios atrasados, daños y multas por negar a los trabajadores pago de horas extras

NUEVA YORK - Un tribunal federal en Nueva York ha ordenado a una pizzería de Long Island y a su propietario pagar $178,000 en salarios atrasados, compensación por daños y multas después de que una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. descubriera que las prácticas salariales del empresario afectaron a trabajadores por no pagarles las horas extras.

January 4, 2022

Court orders Long Island pizzeria to pay $178K in back wages, damages, penalties for denying workers overtime wages

NEW YORK – A federal court in New York has ordered a Long Island pizzeria and its owner to pay $178,000 in back wages, damages and civil money penalties after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found the employer’s pay practices shortchanged workers when it failed to pay overtime wages.

January 4, 2022

US Department of Labor finds Labcorp illegally denied worker private space for nursing mothers at California clinic

BURLINGTON, NC – To ensure nursing mothers can care for their newborns and earn a living, federal law requires employers to designate a place for them to express milk privately without fear of intrusion.

January 4, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $115K in back wages, liquidated damages after investigators find Hawaii contractor’s pay practices violated federal law

HONOLULU – A U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division investigation has found a Hawaii flooring contractor misclassified some employees as independent contractors and paid others straight-time wages for all hours when they worked over 40 in a workweek, both violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.