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 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 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 Investigation Results in Los Angeles County Restaurant Paying $219,716 to 33 Employees to Resolve Wage Violations

WEST COVINA, CA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Pho Ha Pomona Inc. – operator of Pho Ha Vietnamese Restaurant based in Pomona, California – will pay $219,716 in back wages and liquidated damages to 33 employees for minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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).

November 16, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $96,511 for Arkansas Tire Shop Employees

SPRINGDALE, AR – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Rental Concepts LLC - doing business as RNR Tire Express in Springdale, Arkansas - has paid $96,511 in back wages to 239 employees to resolve systemic violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime provisions. The employer also violated the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) recordkeeping provisions.

November 15, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Los Angeles-Area Restaurant Paying $65,704 to 10 Employees to Resolve Wage Violations

RIVERSIDE, CA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Super Happy Buffet – a restaurant based in Riverside, California – will pay $65,704 to 10 employees for minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

November 15, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Burbank, California, Transportation Company Paying $80,140 to Resolve Overtime Violations

LOS ANGELES, CA – Templar Transportation Corporation – based in Burbank, California – will pay $80,140 to 26 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). The Department also assessed the company $12,163 in civil penalties.

November 15, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $104,739 for Southern California Pool and Spa Construction Company’s Employees

WEST COVINA, CA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Pacific Custom Pools Inc. – based in Pasadena, California – will pay $104,739 to 13 employees for overtime violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

November 15, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in San Diego-Area Chain Restaurants Paying $31,939 to Resolve Wage Violations

SAN DIEGO, CA – Twenty-five El Pollo Loco restaurants in San Diego County – operated by Pel/Lion LLC of Oceanside, California – will pay 35 employees $31,939 after a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

November 15, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor to Provide Educational Forum in Nevada

LAS VEGAS, NV - 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 the Department's Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) Program, in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 27, 2018.

November 13, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Wisconsin Assisted Living Facilities Paying $113,701 in Overtime Back Wages to 114 Employees

NEW FRANKEN, WI – Following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Anna's Healthcare Inc. will pay $113,701 in overtime back wages to 114 current and former employees at both of its Wisconsin residential healthcare facilities in New Franken and Sturgeon Bay. Violations of the overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) were identified.

November 8, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Wage and Hour Opinion Letters

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that it has issued four new opinion letters that demonstrate its commitment to providing meaningful compliance assistance to help employees understand their rights and ensure employers have the tools they need to comply with federal labor law. The letters released today address compliance under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other laws.

The opinion letters issued today address:

November 7, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Files Suit to Recover Back Wages And Damages for Pennsylvania Restaurant Employees

LANSDOWNE, PA – The U.S. Department of Labor has filed suit against Mosluoglu Inc. – operator of Empire Diner & Restaurant in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania – and its principals after an investigation found willful violations of the federal minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

November 6, 2018

Pennsylvania Tree Service Company Pays $86,608 in Back Wages, Damages To Resolve Violations Following U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

BRIDGEVILLE, PA – The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has reached an agreement with Sidelines Tree Service LLC – based in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania – to resolve violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Sidelines Tree Service LLC has paid $43,304 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 69 employees and pledged future compliance with the FLSA.

November 6, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Tennessee Convenience Store Being Ordered to Pay $62,794 in Back Wages and Damages to 18 Employees

ERIN, TN – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee has ordered Ho-Jo's Mini Mart – based in Erin, Tennessee – and its owner David Gardner to pay $62,794 in back wages and liquidated damages to 18 employees for violations of the minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

November 6, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Recovers $350,884 in Back Wages And Damages for 20 Employees of New Jersey Supermarket

UNION CITY, NJ – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), R&J Supermarket Corp. – based in Union City, New Jersey – will pay $175,442 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 20 employees for violations of overtime, minimum wage, and record keeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Department also assessed the employer with a $5,491 civil penalty for the willful nature of its violations.

November 6, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Conducting Wage Survey for Metropolitan North Carolina Building Construction Projects

ATLANTA, GA – The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division is conducting a survey of wages paid to workers in 46 metropolitan North Carolina counties on all active building construction projects to establish prevailing wage rates required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA).

November 6, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Arizona Roofing Company Paying $86,714 to 30 Employees to Resolve Wage Violations

PHOENIX, AZ – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Surebuild LLC – a roofing and general contractor based in Cottonwood, Arizona – will pay $86,714 in back wages and liquidated damages due to 30 employees for overtime, minimum wage, and recordkeeping violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Department also assessed Surebuild LLC $16,456 in civil penalties for the willful nature of the violations.

November 6, 2018

Pennsylvania Restaurant Pays $85,936 in Back Wages and Damages To Resolve Violations Found in U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

INDIANA, PA – An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has resulted in Regency Fine Food and Drink LLC – doing business as Tres Amigos – paying $42,968 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to five employees to resolve violations of the overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).