July 18, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $288K in back wages, damages from property management group that willfully denied 92 employees overtime

ATLANTIC BEACH, FL – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $288,979 in back wages and liquidated damages for 92 employees after its investigation found an Atlantic Beach property management group’s improper pay practices denied them overtime wages they earned.

July 18, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $64K from Dallas piercing salon  for 3 workers whose tips employer withheld illegally 

Employer name:             LaLobe Inc.

Investigation site:           11661 Preston Road, Suite 140

                                                   Dallas, TX 75230

July 17, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $74K in back wages, damages for 19 construction workers denied overtime pay in Southwest Louisiana

Employer name:               PAR Construction LLC

Investigation site:            1424 Ryan St.

                                                   Lake Charles, LA 70621

July 16, 2024

Department of Labor seeking 72 garment workers still owed back wages, damages after $1.1M recovery in Los Angeles wage theft investigation

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered more than $1.1 million in back wages and damages from operators of a Los Angeles garment contractor that denied overtime wages to its employees deliberately. Now, the department wants to distribute these wages to all of the people who earned them.

July 16, 2024

Milwaukee-area group home operator agrees to pay $27K in back wages, damages to caregivers after investigation finds wage violations

Employers:    Community Living of Brookfield LLC, Brookfield, Wisconsin

                             Matthew Sebuliba, owner and operator

 Action:           Consent judgment and order

July 16, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $170K in back wages for 60 workers denied overtime pay by Virginia transportation company

Employer name:                    

KDK Transport Co.

Investigation site:                  

203 Front St. W., Coeburn, Virginia

July 16, 2024

Court orders Detroit-metro Leo’s Coney Island franchisee to maintain records of wages paid, hours worked, after Department of Labor investigation

DETROIT, MI – The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a consent preliminary injunction against the Michigan operator of Leo’s Coney Island franchise locations in Clarkston, Dearborn, Livonia and Sterling Heights with a history of defying overtime regulations and shortchanging employees’ wages.

July 16, 2024

Departamento de Trabajo busca a 72 trabajadores de costura para entregarles salarios, compensación tras recuperar $1,1M en investigación en Los Ángeles

LOS ANGELES – El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. ha recuperado más de $1,1 millones en salarios no pagados ​​y compensación por daños de operadores de un contratista textil de Los Ángeles que negó deliberadamente el pago de horas extras a sus empleados. Ahora, el departamento quiere distribuir estos salarios a todas las personas que los ganaron.

July 15, 2024

Federal investigation recovers $238K in back overtime wages for over 1,000 installers employed by Puerto Rico solar equipment company

GUAYNABO, PR – A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has recovered $238,746 in overtime wages owed to 1,024 solar panel and system installers employed by a renewable energy company in Puerto Rico that failed to include various bonuses in their salaries and calculated overtime wages incorrectly.

July 15, 2024

US Department of Labor finds New Hampshire roofing company improperly classified, shortchanged foreign temporary workers

MANCHESTER, NH – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $167,101 in back wages for 20 workers for a Keene roofing contractor that paid incorrect wages and improper overtime to foreign temporary workers employed through the federal H-2B nonimmigrant program.

July 15, 2024

Investigación federal recupera $238,000 en salarios atrasados por horas extras de más de 1000 instaladores empleados por una empresa de equipos solares de Puerto Rico

GUAYNABO, PR: Una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de los EE. UU. ha recuperado $238,746 en salarios por horas extras adeudados a 1024 instaladores de paneles solares y sistemas que trabajaban para una empresa de energía renovable en Puerto Rico que no incluyó varios bonos en sus salarios y calculó incorrectamente los salarios por horas extras.

July 15, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $33K in back wages, damages for 11 employees of tire shop that miscalculated overtime wages

Employer:      RNR Tire Express

                       1510 E Kimberly Road                     

                        Davenport, IA 52807     

July 11, 2024

US Department of Labor files complaint, seeks contempt order after owner of 8 Indianapolis home healthcare companies defies court, continues violations

INDIANAPOLIS – Despite a 2022 federal court judgment requiring him to pay his employees overtime, Tim Paul — owner of eight Indianapolis-area healthcare services companies — continues to use improper pay practices, the U.S. Department of Labor alleges in its request that a federal court hold the employer in contempt for ignoring the 2022 decision.

July 11, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $45K in back wages, damages for 14 workers denied overtime pay by Walnut Creek restaurant

Employer:      El Molino Taqueria 

                             2228 Oak Grove Road

                             Walnut Creek, CA 94598

July 11, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $48K in back wages, damages for 18 cooks at two Davenport restaurants

Employer:      El Compita Mexican Bar and Grill

                            14010 112th Ave., Davenport, IA 52804                         

July 10, 2024

Department of Labor recovers $172K for 21 restaurant workers after investigation finds Richmond restaurant denied overtime wages


Chicanos Inc., operating as Chicanos Cocina Bar and Grill

Investigation site:                  

523 E. Main St., Richmond, VA

July 10, 2024

Department of Labor seeks court order to end IT staffing agency practices that exploit workers through a system akin to modern-day indentured servitude

NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Labor has asked a federal court to stop improper employment practices by a Virginia-based IT staffing agency that bind employees to their jobs, extract huge sums from them if they leave the firm and forbid them from engaging in protected activity under federal law.

July 9, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $912K in back wages, withheld tips, liquidated damages for 44 employees of New Hampshire taproom

MANCHESTER, NH – A federal investigation has recovered $912,594 for 44 employees of a Londonderry brewery and restaurant that illegally kept workers’ credit card tips and incorrectly exempted several salaried employees, such as brewers, bartenders, cooks and administrative staff from overtime pay requirements.

July 9, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $110K in back wages, damages for 46 workers whose New Orleans employer withheld overtime pay

Employer name:                Southern Care Connection LLC, operating as #1 in Homecare

Investigation site:            1539 Jackson Ave., Suite 120

                                                    New Orleans, LA 70130