US Department of Labor finds General Atomics violated federal wage requirement
SAN DIEGO — Federal law requires government contractors to pay their workers the prevailing wage rates and fringe benefits in their geographic area. On the books for half a century, the law ensures that companies do not make their services less costly at the expense of their workers, or drive down wages for other area workers.
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico — If you live in Puerto Rico, the coffee you drink was likely harvested, packed and shipped by workers who toil long hours daily, but who don't always receive the pay to which they are entitled.
Name of Defendant: Friends Who Care Inc., Gayle Busselle
Resolution: A total of 76 current and former nurses employed by Friends Who Care Inc. are receiving $176,228 in back wages and liquidated damages under terms of a Consent Judgment entered in federal court in Flint, Michigan, Aug. 14.
NEW YORK — Customers at a busy Manhattan delicatessen, salad and sushi bar probably did not know the deli and its owner were underpaying workers who served them lunch each day.
An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division of the Village 38 delicatessen at 575 Eighth Ave. found that 575 Market Corp. and its owner, Maria Park, violated the minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
MANCHESTER, N.H. — The Fair Labor Standards Act ensures that employees receive proper wages and overtime for all hours worked. It also prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who cooperate with investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division.
PHOENIX — For 246 current and former employees of an Arizona cable installation company, a fair day's pay for a fair day's work is finally ringing true as their employer has pay them a total of $350,150 in back wages after failing to pay them overtime rates, as required by federal law.
NEW YORK — The owner and operator of several Brooklyn preschool facilities threatened and tried to force employees to be part of a kickback scheme to fake payment of back wages owed to them, the U.S. Department of Labor has alleged in a federal court complaint.