December 11, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds South Carolina Restaurant Violated Federal Wage and Child Labor Laws

SIMPSONVILLE, SC – Following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Mojitos LLC – a restaurant operating as Mad Cuban Café in Simpsonville, South Carolina – has paid $12,587 in back wages to 12 employees after violating the overtime, tip retention, and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The employer also paid a civil money penalty of $336 for child labor violations.

December 11, 2019

Winter Haven, Florida, Roofing Contractor Pays $60,098 in Wages And Damages After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

WINTER HAVEN, FL After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) into rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Residential Investment Group – operating as RIG Construction and Roofing – paid $60,098 in back wages and liquidated damages to 43 employees for violating overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

December 10, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in New Hampshire Hotel and Restaurant Paying $87,771 in Back Wages and Damages to 80 Employees

MANCHESTER, NH – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), The Arlington Resorts LLC and Birch Bar & Bistro LLC – a hotel and restaurant in Bethlehem, New Hampshire – have paid $87,771 in back wages and liquidated damages to 78 employees to resolve minimum wage and overtime violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

December 10, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Florida Air Conditioning Company Paying $57,000 in Back Wages

TAMPA, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Simpson Mechanical Inc. – an air conditioning maintenance and installation company based in Tampa, Florida – has paid $57,018 in back wages to 35 employees for violating the overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

December 9, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Federal Court Ordering Blueberry Grower Munger Bros. to Pay $3.5 Million in Back Wages, Penalties

SACRAMENTO, CA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Delano, California-based blueberry grower Munger Bros. LLC and two related companies will pay $2.5 million in back wages to approximately 3,000 workers to resolve violations of the H-2A visa program and the Migrant and Seasonal Worker Protection Act (MSPA).

December 5, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Houston Oil Field Construction Company Paying $141,141 in Back Wages to 21 Employees

CENTER, TX – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), JML Management Inc. – a construction company based in Center, Texas – has paid $141,141 in back wages to 21 employees for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime requirements.

December 5, 2019

Florida-based Elevator Contractor Pays $115,839 in Wages After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Federal Contract Violations

MIAMI, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Global Elevators Sales and Service Inc. – an elevator installation and maintenance contractor based in Hialeah, Florida – has paid $115,839 in back wages to four employees for violating requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA).

December 5, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Plumbing Company Paying $145,297 in Back Wages, Damages for Overtime Violations

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Absolute Plumbing LLC – a residential and commercial plumbing company based in West Palm Beach, Florida – has paid $145,297 in back wages and liquidated damages to 46 employees for violating the overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

December 2, 2019

Houston Wing Stop Franchisee Pays $65,316 in Back Wages, Damages And Penalties To Resolve Violations Found by U.S. Department of Labor

HOUSTON, TX – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Mylanwings Enterprises LLC – operator of a Wing Stop franchise in Houston, Texas – has paid $31,888 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to four employees and $1,540 in civil money penalties for willful violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) overtime and minimum wage requirements.

November 27, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Promotes Worker Safety And Pay During the Holiday Season

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Wage and Hour Division (WHD) remind employers to protect worker safety and pay during the upcoming holiday season.

November 25, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in a Phoenix Kitchen and Bath Company Paying $30,000 in Lost Wages, Penalties

PHOENIX, AZ – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Diamond Kitchen & Bath Inc. – based in Phoenix, Arizona – will pay $15,000 in civil penalties and an additional $15,000 in lost wages for violating federal law by requesting one of its employees to submit to a polygraph test.

November 25, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in California Farm Labor Contractor Paying $56,673 in Back Wages and Penalties

SALINAS, CA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Empire Farm Labor Contractor – based in Salinas, California – has paid $38,260 in back wages to 79 employees for multiple violations found under the H-2A temporary agricultural worker visa program and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA). The contractor also paid $18,413 in civil money penalties for the violations found in Imperial County, California, that occurred from December 2018 to May 2019.

November 22, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in South Florida ServPro Franchisee Paying $201,508 in Back Wages

BOYNTON BEACH, FL After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Restoration Management 2013 Inc. – operating as ServPro in Boynton Beach, Florida – has paid $201,508 in back wages to 141 employees for violating the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

November 21, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Judge Ordering New Jersey Farm to Pay $556,745 in Back Wages and Penalties

SWEDESBORO, NJ – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), a U.S. Department of Labor administrative law judge (ALJ) has ordered Sun Valley Orchards, LLC – a farm in Swedesboro, New Jersey – to pay $344,945 in back wages and $211,800 in civil money penalties. Sun Valley Orchards, LLC will pay the back wages to 147 farmworkers, including 96 temporary foreign workers on H-2A visas.

Specifically, the ALJ found that the employer violated the H-2A provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act when they:

November 21, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Kentucky Veterinary Clinic Paying Employee Back Wages and Damages for Failing to Accommodate Nursing Mother

FLORENCE, KY – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Pet Wellness Group PLLC – a veterinary medical clinic based in Florence, Kentucky – has paid $7,794 in back wages and liquidated damages to an employee for violating the nursing mothers’ provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

November 20, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $53,018 for Tampa Nursing Facility Employees after Investigation Reveals Overtime Violations

TAMPA, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Gandy SNF LLC – a nursing facility based in Tampa, Florida – has paid $53,018 in back wages to 105 employees for violating the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

November 20, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Florida Farm Labor Contractor Violated Guest Worker Visa Program Requirements

LAKE PLACID, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Red Harvesting Inc. – a farm labor contractor based in Lake Placid, Florida – has paid $39,527 in wages to 119 employees for violating requirements of the H-2A visa program. The contractor also paid a $1,214 civil penalty, assessed by the Department.

November 14, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in North Texas Subway Restaurants Paying $39,572 in Back Wages, Damages and Penalties

DALLAS, TX – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Krunal Enterprise Inc. in Plano, Texas; Krunal Subs LLC in Richardson, Texas; and Krunal Foods LP in Plano, Texas – all with common ownership and doing business as Subway franchisees – have paid $18,151 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 10 employees to resolve overtime violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

November 14, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers Wages for Employee Terminated In Violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act

NEW ORLEANS, LA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Imperial Trading Co. LLC – a convenience store distributor of goods and services based in Elmwood, Louisiana – has paid $24,760 to a former employee for violating the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

November 14, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Pipeline Contractor Paying $127,000 in Back Wages, Damages for Failing to Pay Overtime

BORGER, TX After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Team Industrial Services Inc. – operating in Borger, Texas – has paid $127,000 in back wages and liquidated damages to 38 employees for violating the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).