WHD News Releases

June 26, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor and Southern Methodist University to Provide Informational and Outreach Forum in Dallas, Texas, on June 27, 2019

DALLAS, TX - The U.S. Department of Labor, in partnership with Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, will host an informational outreach forum on June 27, 2019, for employers, employees, and members of the public  interested in a wide range of services provided by the Department and other agencies.

June 26, 2019

Express Delivery Company to Pay $597,000 in Back Wages to 224 Drivers In Connecticut and New Jersey After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

PHILADELPHIA, PA – LaserShip Inc. – a delivery company based in Vienna, Virginia – has entered into a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor requiring payment of $597,000 in back wages to 224 employees in Connecticut and New Jersey. 

Investigations conducted by the Department's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) exposed minimum wage, overtime and recordkeeping violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) at LaserShip's facilities in Meriden, Connecticut, and East Brunswick, New Jersey.

June 25, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Las Vegas Medical Clinic Paying Employees $43,247 in Back Wages and Damages

LAS VEGAS, NV – Dr. Dhaval Shah – of Las Vegas, Nevada – will pay $43,247 in back wages and liquidated damages to 51 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found violations of the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

June 21, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Finds Overtime Violations At North Carolina Dentistry Practice

RALEIGH, NC – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Dr. Michael C. Kretchmer – a Raleigh, North Carolina-based surgical dentist – has paid $8,656 in back wages and liquidated damages to 13 employees for violating the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

June 20, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Recovers $82,398 in Back Wages

HUNTERSVILLE, NC – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Brawi Inc. – operating as La Unica Mexican Restaurant in Huntersville, North Carolina – has paid $82,398 in back wages and liquidated damages to 10 employees for violating the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

June 20, 2019

Natural Gas Pipeline Contractor to Pay $354,933 in Back Wages and Damages to Employees Nationwide Following Federal Wage Investigation

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Rockford Corp. – a natural gas pipeline construction company in Montrose, Pennsylvania – has entered into a consent judgment with the U.S. Department of Labor requiring payment of $177,466 in back wages, with an equal amount in liquidated damages, to 306 employees across the nation. The United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania approved the consent judgment on June 6, 2019.

June 20, 2019

North Carolina Retailer Pays $26,357 in Wages for Federal Overtime Violations Found by U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

GREENSBORO, NC – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Colmex Inc. - an Asheboro, North Carolina-based retailer of money orders and low-cost cell phones - has paid $26,357 in back wages to 18 employees for violating the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

June 18, 2019

Michigan Health Care Provider Pays $915,223 in Overtime Back Wages To 1,389 Employees after U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI – Six Beaumont Affiliated Health and Rehabilitation Centers in the metro-Detroit area has paid $915,223 in back wages to 1,389 employees after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) found the Centers in violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

June 12, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Georgia Granite Installer Paying $105,020 in Back Wages and Damages

SUWANEE, GA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Granite Masters Inc. – a granite countertop installation company based in Suwanee, Georgia – will pay $105,020 in back wages and liquidated damages to 36 employees for violations of the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

June 12, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $81,129 in Back Wages and Damages After Investigation Finds Wage Violations at Alabama Gulf Coast Restaurant

ORANGE BEACH, AL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Bahama Bob's Beachside Café Inc. – a full-service restaurant based in Orange Beach, Alabama – has paid $81,129 in back wages and liquidated damages to 28 employees for violating overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

June 12, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Federal Contractor Paying Over $1.5 Million in Wages for Service Contract Act Violations

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Apex Systems LLC – a staffing agency and government subcontractor at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina – has paid $1,523,137 in back wages to 209 employees for violating provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA).

June 12, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigations of Central Florida Restaurants Results in $83,577 in Back Wages For 91 Employees

APOPKA, FL – After investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Rios Rodriguez Enterprises Inc. – owner of five Central Florida restaurants – will pay $83,577 in back wages to 91 employees for violating the minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The employer also paid $21,266 in civil money penalties for repeated violations.

June 11, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Federal Contractor Violated Prevailing Wage Law at Tyndall Air Force Base

PANAMA CITY, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Coqui Disposal Services LLC – a disposal and janitorial service company and federal contractor at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida, an area significantly affected by Hurricane Michael – has paid $22,335 in back wages to 46 employees for violating requirements of the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA).  

June 10, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in South Carolina Restaurant Paying Back Wages After Violating Federal Overtime Wage Requirements

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Benito's Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta – a North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina-based restaurant – has paid $54,355 in back wages and liquidated damages to 12 employees for violating overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

June 7, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Minimum Wage And Overtime Violations at North Carolina Restaurant

DAVIDSON, NC – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), North Harbor Club LLC – a restaurant based in Davidson, North Carolina – has paid $16,859 in back wages and liquidated damages to 18 employees for violating the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

June 7, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Contractor Violated Federal Contract Requirements at Public Housing Worksite in Florida

MIAMI, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Gorman General Contractors LLC – based in Oregon, Wisconsin – has paid $34,330 in back wages and fringe benefits to 20 employees for violating labor provisions of the Davis Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA).

June 6, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $48,248 in Wages and Damages for Employees After North Carolina Restaurant Violates Overtime Laws

RALEIGH, NC – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Demetrio Inc. – operating as El Pollo Rico Restaurant in Raleigh, North Carolina – has paid $48,248 in back wages and liquidated damages to 32 employees for violating the overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

June 6, 2019

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

AUSTIN, TX – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) will offer a compliance seminar for contractors, unions, workers and other interested parties to provide information on the rules governing federal prevailing wage requirements. The event in Austin, Texas, will offer training on labor standards for federally funded construction and federal service contracts.

June 6, 2019

Lubbock Subway Franchisee Pays Nearly $80,000 in Back Wages And Damages After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

LUBBOCK, TX – After investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Shiprock Enterprise LTD and Junior Senior Inc. - operator of two Subway franchises in Lubbock, Texas - has paid $79,999 in back wages and liquidated damages to 52 employees for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime requirements.

June 6, 2019

Mississippi Landscaping Company Pays $44,832 in Back Wages and Damages After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Overtime Violations in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, FL – After an investigation by the U.S Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Gulf Breeze Landscaping LLC – based in Gautier, Mississippi – has paid $44,832 in back wages and liquidated damages to 11 employees for violating overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).