May 28, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in San Diego Restaurant Paying Employees $29,992 in Back Wages and Damages

SAN DIEGO, CA –  O-Fire Corp. – operating as Onami Seafood Buffet in San Diego, California – will pay $29,992 in back wages and liquidated damages to two employees after a U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found violations of the overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

May 22, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in New York Horse Racing Trainer Paying $1,617,673 in Back Wages, Damages, Penalties

NEW YORK, NY – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Chad C. Brown Inc. and owner Chad Brown will pay a total of $1,617,673 in back wages, liquidated damages, and civil penalties for willful violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the labor provisions of the H-2B non-immigrant visa program.

May 21, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Connecticut Restaurants Paying $180,007 in Back Wages and Damages to 49 Employees

HARTFORD, CT – After a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation, three restaurants in Fairfield County, Connecticut, have paid $180,007 in back wages and liquidated damages to 49 employees to resolve violations of the overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Frank Marchetti and Michael Marchetti manage all three restaurants – Old Greenwich Restaurant Corp. d/b/a Osteria Applausi; Stamp Restaurant Corporation d/b/a Columbus Park Trattoria; and T & S Restaurant Corp. d/b/a Tarantino Restaurant.

May 20, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Louisiana Construction Company Paying $178,766 in Back Wages to 108 Employees

NEW ORLEANS, LA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Gomez Drywall Contractors Inc. – based in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and operating in Louisiana since 2017 – has paid $178,766 in back wages to 108 employees for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) overtime and recordkeeping requirements.

May 16, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Virginia Contractor Violated Federal Contract Laws at Two Marine Corps Installations

RALEIGH, NC – Securing Our Country LLC (SOC) - based in Chantilly, Virginia, and operating as Day & Zimmerman Federal Services - has paid $195,513 in back wages and fringe benefits to 22 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found the employer violated requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA).

May 15, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $59,769 for 31 Tennessee Sheriff’s Department Employees After Investigation Finds Wage Violations

HUNTSVILLE, TN – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), the Scott County, Tennessee, Government has paid $59,769 in back wages to 31 employees in the Scott County Sheriff's Department for violating the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The employer was also assessed a civil penalty of $12,486 by WHD for repeat violations.

May 15, 2019

Puerto Rico Security Company and Owner Liable for $324,492 in Wages and Damages After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation and Litigation

SAN JUAN, PR – The U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico has found Special Police Force Corp. – a security company based in Bayamon, Puerto Rico – and its owner Hector Rivera Ortiz liable for violations of the minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

May 15, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Tennessee Tire Manufacturer Paying $659,268 in Back Wages and Damages

CLARKSVILLE, TN – Hankook Tire Manufacturing Tennessee LP – based in Clarksville, Tennessee, and a subsidiary of Hankook Tire America Corp. – has paid $659,268 in back wages and liquidated damages to 136 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found the employer violated overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

May 14, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Silicon Valley Company Paying $942,548 in Back Wages, Damages, and Penalties

SAN JOSE, CA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Yaana Technologies – a Silicon Valley data collection services company based in Milpitas, California – will pay $910,878 in back wages and liquidated damages to 34 employees for violating the minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Additionally, WHD assessed $31,670 in civil penalties because of the repeat nature of the violations found.

May 14, 2019

Federal Court Grants Motion Sanctioning Missouri Child Care Centers for Failing to Comply with U.S. Labor Department Subpoena

ST. LOUIS, MO – The U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Missouri has ordered Kinder Kidz LLC and Teach Me Kidz Academy LLC – based in St. Louis, Missouri – to pay a $50 daily fine for failing to comply with the Court’s Orders requiring them to respond to federal subpoenas from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) to determine compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

May 14, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Three San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants Paying $243,086 to Resolve Wage Violations

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – A restaurant enterprise with three locations in the San Francisco Bay Area will pay $224,465 in back wages to 25 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found the employers willfully violated the minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Additionally, WHD assessed the enterprise $18,621 in civil penalties for the willful nature of the violations, and for a child labor recordkeeping violation.

May 14, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in San Diego Window Company Paying $45,257 to Resolve Overtime Violations

SAN DIEGO, CA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Window Restoration Acquisition Corp. – based in Los Alamitos, California – has paid $45,257 in back wages and liquidated damages to seven employees for violating the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

May 14, 2019

Federal Ruling Issued Against Kentucky Tobacco Farmer after U.S. Department of Labor Finds Wage and Visa Program Violations

LEBANON, KY – The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ) has issued a decision against James L. Brady Sr. – a tobacco farmer based in Lebanon, Kentucky – after an investigation by the Department's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) found he violated provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA), and the H-2A visa program.

May 13, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Auto Repair Shop Paying $35,542 in Back Wages, Damages and Penalties

WEST MIFFLIN, PA - After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Leschak Automotive Inc. – an auto repair shop based in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania – has paid $15,445 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 10 employees to resolve violations of federal overtime requirements. WHD also assessed a $4,652 civil money penalty due to the willful nature of the violation.

May 13, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $342,334 After Investigation Finds Virginia Company Violated Contract

RALEIGH, NC - Kingfisher Systems Inc. – a federal contractor that provides information technology support at two North Carolina military installations, and based in Falls Church, Virginia – has paid $342,334 in wages and fringe benefits to 45 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found the employer violated requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA).

May 10, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Oregon Construction Contractor Paying $98,461 to 51 Employees to Resolve Overtime Violations

PORTLAND, OR – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), TT& L Sheet Metal Inc. – based in Beaverton, Oregon – will pay $98,461 in back wages to 51 employees for violating overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

May 8, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Conducting Wage Survey of Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Construction Projects

GUAYNABO, PR – The U. S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is conducting a survey of all building, highway, residential, and heavy construction projects active in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico that occurred between July 1, 2017, and December 31, 2018. The purpose to establish prevailing wage rates as required under the Davis Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA). This survey is not limited to federally funded construction projects. 

May 8, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $2,772,977 For 6,450 Disaster Recovery Workers

PHILADELPHIA, PA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), WSP USA Services Inc. - based in Winchester, Virginia, and doing business as WSP USA Inspection Services, Inc. - has paid $2,772,977 in back wages to 6,450 employees for violating the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

May 6, 2019

Gas Station Owners to Pay $63,398 In Wages to Six Employees After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Overtime Violations

CARROLLTON, GA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Tushar and Varsha Patel – the owners of an enterprise operating nine gas stations and convenience stores in Carrollton and Bowden, Georgia – will pay $63,398 in wages to six employees for violating overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

May 2, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Wildland Firefighting and Roofing Company Paying $73,383 to Resolve Overtime Violations

PORTLAND, OR – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), West Coast Reforestation Inc. – based in Salem, Oregon – will pay $73,383 to 26 employees for violating overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The employer will also pay $7,239 in civil penalties for violations of the FLSA’s child labor requirements.