December 6, 2018

Florida Contractor to Pay $102,767 in Back Wages For Wage Violations After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

LEESBURG, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), White Aluminum & Windows LLC – based in Leesburg, Florida – will pay $102,767 in back wages to 41 employees for violating overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

December 6, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor to Provide Educational Forums in Missouri to Discuss Wage Laws, and Payroll Audit Independent Determination Program

ST. LOUIS, MO ­- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) will present educational forums about developments in its policies and regulations, and its Payroll Audit Independent Determination Program (PAID), in Jefferson City and in St. Louis, Missouri, on December 11, 2018, and December 20, 2018, respectively.

December 6, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage Hour Division Expands Staff in Alaska Interior Region

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The U.S. Department of Labor has placed a Wage and Hour Division investigator in Fairbanks, Alaska, to enhance its outreach and enforcement activities, and to ensure compliance with federal labor laws in the Alaska Interior Region.

December 6, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in North Dakota Company Paying $1,174,291 in Back Wages to 275 Current and Former Employees

DICKINSON, ND – Wyoming Casing Service Inc. – based in Dickinson, North Dakota – will pay $1,174,291 in back wages to 275 current and former employees after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) revealed violations of the overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

December 6, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Recovered $1.5 Million in Back Wages and Damages for Southern California Garment Industry Employees This Year

LOS ANGELES, CA – The U.S. Department of Labor recovered more than $1.5 million in back wages and damages for 668 Southern California garment industry employees in investigations by its Wage and Hour Division (WHD) in Fiscal Year 2018.

WHD investigations found employers paid below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. WHD also determined that employers it investigated often failed to pay employees overtime at time-and-one-half of their regular rates of pay when they worked more than 40 hours in a week, as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

December 4, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Michigan McDonalds Franchisee Paying $26,487 Penalty for Child Labor Violations at 10 Restaurants

JACKSON, MI – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Stejoca Inc. - a Jackson, Michigan, operator of 10 McDonalds’ restaurants - has paid $26,487 in civil money penalties for child labor violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

December 4, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Conducting Wage Survey Of Indiana Residential Construction Projects

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is conducting a statewide survey of active residential construction projects in Indiana between August 1, 2017, and July 31, 2018, to establish prevailing wage rates, as required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts. The data collection initiative is not limited to federally funded construction projects.

December 4, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor to Provide Educational Forum on Resolving Overtime and Minimum Wage Violations in Austin, Texas, On December 17, 2018

AUSTIN, TX - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) will present an educational forum about developments in its policies and regulations, and its Payroll Audit Independent Determination Program (PAID), in Austin, Texas, on December 17, 2018.

December 3, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor to Provide Educational Forum December 6th in Houston on Resolving Overtime and Minimum Wage Violations

HOUSTON, TX - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) will present an educational forum about developments in its policies and regulations, and its Payroll Audit Independent Determination Program (PAID), in Houston, Texas, on December 6, 2018.

December 3, 2018

Alabama Installation Company to Pay $134,097 to 22 Employees After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Overtime Violations

ELBERTA, AL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Paradise Granite LLC – a countertop installation company based in Elberta, Alabama – will pay $134,097 in back wages and liquidated damages to 22 employees for violating overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Department also assessed the company a civil penalty of $8,097.

December 3, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Sacramento-Area Gas Stations Paying $45,957 to 40 Employees to Resolve Wage Violations

SACRAMENTO, CA – Self-Serve Petroleum Inc. – owner and operator of multiple gas stations and convenience stores in Northern California – will pay $45,957 to 40 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found overtime, minimum wage, and recordkeeping violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

November 29, 2018

Arkansas Amusement Park Operator Resolves Child Labor Violations Found in U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

HOT SPRINGS, AR – Premier Parks LLC – operator of Magic Springs Theme and Water Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas – has paid $13,734 in civil money penalties to resolve violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) child labor provisions discovered during a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation.

November 29, 2018

Franchisee Pays $122,523 to 245 Restaurant Employees to Resolve Federal Wage and Hour Violations at Three Georgia Locations

ATLANTA, GA – RREMC Restaurant LLC – parent company of Denny's restaurants in Byron, Columbus, and Norcross, Georgia – has paid $122,523 in back wages and liquidated damages to 245 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation determined the employer violated minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

November 29, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Recovers $15,917 In Back Wages and Damages for 25 Mississippi Hotel Employees

BATESVILLE, MS – Prime Inns Inc. – operator of a Hampton Inn hotel in Batesville, Mississippi – has paid $15,917 in back wages and liquidated damages to 25 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation determined the employer violated minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

November 28, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Electrical Contractor Paying $249,278 in Back Wages to 117 Employees

NEW IBERIA, LA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Ernest P. Breaux Electrical LLC – an electrical contractor based in New Iberia, Louisiana – has paid $249,278 in back wages to 117 employees for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) overtime and recordkeeping requirements.

November 28, 2018

Four Restaurants in Minnesota and Iowa to Pay $831,232 in Back Wages to 113 Employees Following U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Three restaurants in Minnesota and one in northern Iowa will pay $831,232 in back wages to 113 current and former employees following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD). Investigators found violations of the minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) at the four restaurants.

November 27, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $3.2 Million in Back Wages, Damages, And Penalties from Portland, Oregon, Courier Service

PORTLAND, OR – The U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon has entered a consent judgment against Gerald (“Jerry”) Brazie, Jr. and three Portland, Oregon-based companies he controls, requiring that their drivers be paid $3,087,100 in wages and liquidated damages for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The judgment also requires the delivery service to pay $112,900 in civil money penalties.

November 27, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Initiative Seeks to Ensure New Jersey’s Childcare Industry Complies With Federal Wage and Hour Regulations

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has begun an education and enforcement initiative to ensure New Jersey's childcare industry complies with federal wage laws, as the Division addresses consistent violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The initiative includes outreach efforts to provide WHD compliance assistance to educate childcare employers. WHD is working with stakeholders in the industry to provide the tools and information they need to understand their responsibilities and to comply with the law.

November 20, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Focuses on Worker Safety and Pay During Holiday Shopping Season

WASHINGTON, DC – As the holiday season approaches, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Wage and Hour Division (WHD) are reminding employers to protect worker safety and pay. 

“Whether employees are stocking shelves, packing boxes, delivering products, or selling merchandise, they have the right to a safe workplace,” said Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Loren Sweatt. “Employers should focus on their responsibility to protect all employees during the busy holiday season.”

November 19, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $120,869 for 32 Employees Of Tempe, Arizona, Company to Resolve Wage Violations

PHOENIX, AZ – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Sound Image – a audio, visual and lighting installation company in Tempe, Arizona – has paid 32 employees $120,860 in back wages and liquidated damages for violating overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).