HARRISBURG, PA – The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has approved a consent judgment ordering two central Pennsylvania nursing facilities to pay a total of $256,684 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 231 nursing staff for FLSA violations found during a federal review of the employer’s pay practices.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that an ongoing nationwide effort by its Wage and Hour Division focused on improving compliance by residential care, nursing facilities, home health services and other care-focused industry employers has made significant progress in protecting workers’ rights and protections.
DALLAS – Home healthcare industry employers seek workers willing to work hard and long hours to meet the daily living and care needs of clients – some with limited mobility – in the comfort of their homes. Too often, the U.S. Department of Labor finds employers like four Texas and Louisiana providers who fail to hold up their part of the bargain by not paying nearly 600 employees all the wages they’ve earned.
DALLAS - Los empleadores de la industria de servicios de asistencia médica a domicilio buscan trabajadores dispuestos a trabajar duro y por muchas horas para cumplir las necesidades diarias de atención y vida de los clientes (algunos con movilidad reducida) en la comodidad de sus hogares. Con demasiada frecuencia, el Departamento de Trabajo descubre empleadores como los cuatro proveedores de Texas y Louisiana que no cumplen su parte del trato al no pagar a casi 600 empleados todos los salarios que habían ganado.
PIKESVILLE, MD – The U.S. Department of Labor is trying to locate home healthcare workers employed from April 2020 through March 2022 by a Pikesville company who may be owed part of nearly $1.13 million in back wages and damages the department’s Wage and Hour Division recovered on their behalf.
LINCOLN, NE – The U.S. Department of Labor today asked a federal court to issue a nationwide temporary restraining order and injunction against Packers Sanitation Services Inc. LTD – one of the nation’s leading providers of food safety sanitation – to stop the company from illegally employing dozens of minor-aged workers while the department continues its investigation of the company’s labor practices.
PHOENIX – The U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona has ordered a Phoenix-based provider of non-medical home care services to pay 253 employees a total of $521,905 in back wages and liquidated damages after the U.S. Department of Labor determined the employer willfully denied them overtime pay.
MEDFORD, OR – A federal investigation has recovered $375,233 in back wages and liquidated damages from a Medford restaurant for 11 workers after finding their employer kept servers tips, threatened to fire employees if they kept cash tips, and failed to pay kitchen workers overtime.
ATLANTA – As the nation marks Home Care and Hospice Month, the U.S. Department of Labor will hold a public webinar on federal wage and hour regulations for home care, residential care and nursing care industry employers, workers and other stakeholders in the Southeast.
MANCHESTER, NH – A federal investigation into the pay practices of a New Hampshire home care service provider that found the employer denied employees overtime wages has recovered $374,640 in back wages and liquidated damages for 46 healthcare workers.
DELMONT, PA – Following a three-day trial and three years of litigation, a jury in a federal court in Pennsylvania has determined a Delmont restaurant and its owner intentionally shortchanged 15 servers, dishwashers, bussers and cooks more than $214,000 in wages, confirming the findings of a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigation and litigation by its Office of the Solicitor.
CONCORD, NH – The U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire has entered a consent preliminary injunction to prevent a West Lebanon home healthcare business and its president from coercing employees to “kick back” wages recovered for them by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. The court also ordered them to stop interfering with a current investigation.