WHD News Releases

August 17, 2018

Virginia Direct Mail Company Pays $743,443 in Back Wages, Damages, And Penalties Following U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

MANASSAS, VA - A direct mail company has paid $355,672 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 73 employees to resolve violations of overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD).

August 16, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Three New England Resorts Correcting Child Labor Violations and Paying Penalty

MANCHESTER, N.H.  – Following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), The Fairbank Group LLC will implement extensive corrective measures to resolve violations of the child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and ensure future compliance at its three recreational resorts. The company has also paid a $21,582 penalty. 

August 15, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor to Offer Prevailing Wage Seminar in Puerto Rico

Training on Federal Construction and Service Contracts Set for August 27-28

SAN JUAN, PR – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division will offer a comprehensive compliance seminar for federal contractors, unions, and workers to provide information on the rules governing federal prevailing wage requirements.

August 14, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Obtains Consent Judgment Ordering Long Island Auto Body Shop to Pay $400,000 in Back Wages, Damages, and Penalties

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York has entered a consent judgment requiring Paul Dill Associates Inc. and its two owners, Paul Joseph Dill and Paul Jeremy Dill - doing business as Bi County Auto Body - to pay $185,000 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 49 employees, plus $30,000 in civil penalties.

August 13, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in San Francisco Bay Area Restaurant Company Paying $313,742 to Resolve Wage Violations

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Thai Satay Restaurant has paid $313,742 in back wages and liquidated damages to 20 employees at its South San Francisco and San Mateo locations after a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  

August 13, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Riverside, California, School Paying $134,046 to Resolve Wage Violations

RIVERSIDE, CA – Carnegie Schools-Riverside - located in Riverside, California - has paid $134,046 owed to 75 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found the employer violated the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

August 13, 2018

Companies in Arizona to Pay $394,438 in Back Wages and Liquidated Damages Following U.S. Department of Labor Lawsuit

PHOENIX, AZ – More than 120 employees will share $394,438 in back wages and liquidated damages recovered by the U.S. Department of Labor to conclude a lawsuit filed by the Department’s Office of the Solicitor against national staffing agency Employer Solutions Staffing Group LLC and Arizona staffing agencies TBG Logistics LLC and Countrywide Payroll & HR Solutions Inc. for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

August 9, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Houston Retailer Paying $540,870 in Overtime Wages and Damages

HOUSTON, TX – Houston retailer Conn Appliances Inc. – doing business as Conn’s – will pay $540,870 in back wages and liquidated damages to 1,991 employees to settle overtime violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) found in an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD). The corporate-wide investigation covered 164 locations of the appliances, furniture, and electronics retailer.

August 9, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Cell Phone Retailer Paying $130,781 in Back Wages and Damages to 102 Employees in Three States

NOLENSVILLE, TN – Elite Wireless Inc., headquartered in Nolensville, Tennessee, will pay $130,781 in back wages and liquidated damages to 102 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found the employer violated minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). WHD also assessed the retailer a civil money penalty of $41,065 for willful and repeat violations.

August 9, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Obtains Preliminary Injunction to Prevent Agriculture Employer from Violating Obligations of H-2A Visa Program

Second Time in Department’s History That It Has Obtained Temporary Restraining Order Under the H-2A Visa Program

August 9, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Recovers $253,359 In Back Wages for Drywall Employees

FORT WORTH, TX – An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has recovered $253,359 in back wages for 410 employees after Walker Drywall Inc. paid the money owed to settle violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime provisions.

August 7, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Conducting Wage Survey Of Oregon’s Building Construction Projects

PORTLAND, OR – The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is conducting a building construction survey statewide in Oregon to collect data to establish prevailing wage rates, as required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts.

The survey is not limited to federally funded construction projects, and covers active building construction projects in all counties between March 1, 2017, and February 28, 2018.

August 7, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Conducting Wage Survey Of Metro Washington State’s Building and Heavy Construction

SEATTLE, WA – The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is conducting a building and heavy construction survey in all metropolitan counties of Washington to collect data to establish prevailing wage rates, as required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts.

The survey is not limited to federally funded construction projects, and covers active building and heavy construction projects in metropolitan counties between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2017.

August 7, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Obtains Consent Judgment Ordering Pennsylvania Company to Pay $185,456 in Back Wages and Damages

PITTSBURGH, PA – The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania has entered a consent judgment against Water Transfer Solutions LLC and its president, Joseph Dugan, requiring the defendants to pay $92,728 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages - totaling $185,456 - to 82 current and former employees. The judgment follows an investigation by the U.S.

August 7, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Conducting Wage Survey of Guam’s Building, Heavy, Highway, and Residential Construction Projects

GUAM – The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is conducting a building, heavy, highway and residential construction survey in Guam to collect data to establish prevailing wage rates, as required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts.

The survey is not limited to federally funded construction projects, and covers active building, heavy, highway and residential construction projects in Guam between May 1, 2017, and April 30, 2018.

August 6, 2018

Florida Restaurant Pays $35,942 in Back Wages and Damages After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Overtime Violations

NAPLES, FL – Aqua Seafood & Steak – a restaurant based in Naples, Florida – has paid $35,942 in back wages and liquidated damages to 15 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found the employer violated overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

August 6, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Files Motion for Temporary Restraining Order And Preliminary Injunction against Agriculture Employer

KENNET, MO – The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a complaint and a motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri to enjoin defendant Marin J. Corp. from violating its obligations concerning its employment of H-2A temporary agriculture workers under the H-2A visa program.

August 6, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Georgia Resort Paying $46,922 in Back Wages to 167 Employees

SEA ISLAND, GA – Sea Island Acquisition LLC has paid $46,922 in back wages to 167 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found the Sea Island, Georgia-based employer violated minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

August 6, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Finds Athens, Georgia, Restaurant Employed Minors in Violation of Federal Law, Assesses $10,590 in Penalties

ATHENS, GA – An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has determined that FQSR LLC – an Athens, Georgia, fast-food restaurant operator – violated child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Department assessed the restaurant $10,590 in civil money penalties.

August 3, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Miami School Paying $635,269 to 461 Employees for Wage Violations

MIAMI, FL – Belen Jesuit Preparatory School of Miami, Florida, will pay $635,269 to 461 employees for violations of the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) found in a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation. WHD also assessed the school $47,578 in civil money penalties for violations of the FLSA's child labor requirements.