September 27, 2021

Federal investigation recovers nearly $100K in back wages for 53 home healthcare workers after US Department of Labor found overtime violations

DANVILLE, VA Fifty-three personal care aides and certified nursing assistants of a Danville home healthcare agency worked overtime hours to provide clients with compassionate care and a better quality of life, but their employer failed to pay them $99,427 for the additional time worked – overtime back wages the U.S. Department of Labor has recovered for them.

September 23, 2021

Court affirms US Department of Labor’s independent authority to recover unpaid wages, damages in court for employees who signed private arbitration agreements

NEW YORK A federal judge in New York has ruled private arbitration agreements do not bind the Secretary when the U.S. Secretary of Labor is not a party. The decision now allows the U.S. Department of Labor to move forward with its lawsuit alleging that three defendants misclassified their employees as independent contractors to evade the overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

September 23, 2021

Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. solicita orden para impedir que operador agrícola en Rosedale tome represalias contra trabajadores H-2A, y obstaculice la investigación

ROSEDALE, LA – En una plantación de caña de azúcar y soja en las afueras de Baton Rouge, trabajadores agrícolas enfrentaron más que el calor y la humedad de Louisiana. Tuvieron que confrontar al propietario de la plantación, Glynn Rivet, quien supuestamente les negó suficiente comida y agua, y después de que le pidieran ayuda su hijo, Rivet les gritó obscenidades, los amenazó con armas y efectuó disparos cerca de ellos. Tres de los trabajadores fueron despedidos después de abandonar la plantación temiendo por sus vidas.

September 23, 2021

Nationwide driving range operator that failed to pay overtime to eligible ‘managers’ pays $750K in back wages to 255 workers in 25 states

DALLAS – An employer learned a costly lesson about skirting federal overtime laws when it gave hollow management titles to overtime eligible employees and paid them salaries for all the hours they worked. Despite the fact that the work they do made them eligible for overtime, Top Golf USA Inc. failed to pay overtime when the employees worked more than 40 hours in a workweek, a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found.

September 23, 2021

Final rule allows US Department of Labor to levy civil money penalties against employers who take workers’ tips

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a final rule that restores the department’s ability to assess civil money penalties against employers who take tips earned by their employees, regardless of whether those violations are repeated or willful.

September 23, 2021

Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recupera $163,000 para empleados por violaciones laborales intencionales por parte de restaurante de California

SACRAMENTO – Mientras que trabajadores de un restaurant al Norte de California trabajaban duro para satisfacer a los clientes y ayudar al negocio a seguir adelante durante la pandemia, su empleador intencionalmente no les pagaba los salarios requeridos por sobretiempo, lo que ha llegado a tener costosas consecuencias para los propietarios del negocio.  

September 23, 2021

US Department of Labor recovers $163K in back wages, damages after investigation finds California restaurant willfully violated overtime rules

SACRAMENTO – While workers at a northern California restaurant worked hard to satisfy customers and keep the business operating throughout the pandemic, their employer intentionally failed to pay overtime wages when required, leading to costly consequences for the restaurant’s owner.

September 22, 2021

US Department of Labor finds overtime violations at a Florida air conditioning company, recovers $34K in back wages for 43 workers

ORLANDO, FL – A U.S. Department of Labor investigation found an Orlando air conditioning and heating service company failed to pay workers the overtime wages they legally earned, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

September 22, 2021

US Department of Labor files restraining order to stop Rosedale farm operator from retaliating against H-2A workers, obstructing investigation

ROSEDALE, LA – At a sugarcane and soybean farm outside Baton Rouge, agricultural workers faced more than Louisiana’s heat and humidity. They dealt with a farm owner and operator, Glynn Rivet, who allegedly denied them adequate food and water, and after the workers asked the owner’s son to help them get food and water, the owner yelled obscenities at the workers, threatened them with guns and fired near them.

September 22, 2021

California car wash operator intentionally failed to pay overtime, must pay $62K in back wages, damages to remedy federal violations

WEST COVINA, CA – The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered a Colton car wash to pay 15 workers more than $62,000 in back wages and liquidated damages after federal investigators found their employer intentionally failed to pay them overtime, as the Fair Labor Standards Act requires.

September 22, 2021

US Department of Labor investigations find three South Carolina marinas violated federal child labor provisions

COLUMBIA, SC The operators of three South Carolina marinas found themselves afoul of the Fair Labor Standards Act recently after U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigations uncovered child labor and overtime violations.

September 22, 2021

Lavadero de autos en California intencionalmente no pagó horas extra y deberá pagar $62,000 en salarios y compensación por violaciones federales

WEST COVINA, CA – El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. ha ordenado a un operador de lavado de autos en Colton que pague a 15 trabajadores más de $62,000 en salarios atrasados y compensación por daños luego que investigadores federales encontraron que el empleador intencionalmente no les pagó las horas extra, como requiere la Ley de Normas Justas de Trabajo.

September 21, 2021

Federal court orders border warehouse to pay $235K in back wages, penalties after US Department of Labor investigation

SAN DIEGO – A federal court has approved a consent judgment ordering a San Diego customs warehouse company to pay $235,000 in back wages and penalties after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found the employer illegally paid warehouse workers as little as $3.38 per hour and paid no overtime when the workers averaged 45 to 51 hours a week.

September 21, 2021

North Carolina remodeling contractor pays $100K in back wages after US Department of Labor investigation finds overtime violations

HIGHLANDS, NC – A federal investigation of a Highlands granite and cabinet remodeling contractor’s pay practices found the employer misclassified workers as independent contractors and failed to pay overtime when they worked more than 40 hours in a workweek.

September 21, 2021

Tribunal federal ordena a almacén fronterizo pagar $235,000 en salarios atrasados, multas tras investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU.

SAN DIEGO - Un tribunal federal ha dictado una sentencia acordada por las partes por la que se ordena a una empresa de almacenes aduaneros de San Diego el pago de $235,000 en concepto de salarios atrasados y sanciones después de que una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU.

September 21, 2021

Un contratista de remodelación de Carolina del Norte paga $100,000 en salarios atrasados después de que una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. encontrara violaciones en relación con las horas extra

HIGHLANDS, NC - Una investigación federal sobre las prácticas de pago de un contratista de remodelación de granito y gabinetes en Highlands, encontró que el empleador clasificó erróneamente a los trabajadores como contratistas independientes y no pagó las horas extra cuando trabajaron más de 40 horas en una semana de trabajo.

September 20, 2021

Court orders horse trainer to pay $563K back wages, damages to 170 employees after US Department of Labor investigation, litigation

NEW YORK – Employees known as groomers and hot walkers are crucial to employers who race thoroughbred horses. They warm horses up ahead of races and workouts, cool the horses down afterwards and clean the horses, stables and equipment.

September 20, 2021

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recupero $58,000 en salarios debidos a 30 trabajadores de ocho farmacias en San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO - Desde el comienzo de la pandemia, los trabajadores de las farmacias de nuestras comunidades han atendido las múltiples necesidades de sus clientes – rellenando recetas, programando vacunas y utilizando servicios sin contacto en los mostradores y ventanillas de atención al público – y, a cambio, esperaban que se les pagaran los salarios legalmente ganados.

September 20, 2021

US Department of Labor finds Arkansas waste management company illegally fired worker on federally protected medical leave

LITTLE ROCK, AR – A Little Rock waste management company that terminated an employee who used qualified medical leave to address a serious health issue – just days before Christmas 2019 – was ordered to pay the worker $36,007 in back wages as the result of a federal investigation.

September 20, 2021

Un tribunal condena a un entrenador de caballos a pagar $563,000 en concepto de salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios a 170 empleados tras una investigación y un litigio del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU.

NUEVA YORK - Los empleados conocidos como peluqueros de caballos y paseadores son esenciales para los empresarios que corren carreras con caballos de pura sangre. Ayudan a precalentar a los caballos antes de las carreras y los entrenamientos, los enfrían después, y limpian los caballos, los establos y el equipo.