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 2, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Casino Operator Paying $175,128 in Back Wages and Damages

HAMMOND, IN – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Las Vegas-based Caesar's Entertainment Group will pay $175,128 in back wages and liquidated damages to 889 employees at two Indiana casinos it operates, for minimum wage violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

October 31, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $2.8 Million for 443 Employees Of Federal Contractor in New York and New Jersey After Investigation

NEW YORK, NY – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), federal contractor Fedcap Rehabilitation Services Inc. has paid $2,830,146 to 443 employees at 17 New York and New Jersey locations to resolve violations of the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA).

October 30, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Updates to H-1B Labor Condition Application and Worker Complaint Form

WASHINGTON, DC – As the U.S. Department of Labor continues efforts to confront visa program fraud and abuse, the Department announced that it will publish updates to the H-1B Labor Condition Application (Form ETA-9035) and worker complaint form (Form WH-4). These changes are intended to improve H-1B program compliance and promote greater transparency regarding the employment of foreign temporary workers.

The Labor Condition Application form updates will require employers to provide more detailed information about H-1B worker employment conditions, including:

October 24, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Back Wages For 92 Employees at North Carolina Rehabilitation Center

SELMA, NC – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Johnson County Industries Inc. – based in Selma, North Carolina – has paid $50,303 in back wages to 92 employees for failing to meet requirements of the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Section 14(c) provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

October 24, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor to Provide Educational Forum in New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, NH - 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 (PAID) Program, in Concord, New Hampshire, on November 6, 2018.

October 23, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Two Louisiana Parking Companies Paying $329,553 in Back Wages, Damages and Penalties

NEW ORLEANS, LA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Parking Management Services Inc. and Valet Management Services Inc. – valet parking companies based in New Orleans, Louisiana – have paid $97,869 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 811 employees for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) overtime requirements. WHD also assessed the companies $133,815 in civil money penalties due to the repeat nature of the violations.

October 22, 2018

Michigan Residential Care Facility to Pay $173,787 In Overtime Back Wages and Damages to 52 Employees

STERLING HEIGHTS, MI – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Integrated Living Inc. – based in Sterling Heights, Michigan – will pay $173,787 in back wages and liquidated damages to 52 current and former employees for violations of the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) at the Michigan residential care facility.

October 19, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Tennessee Drywall Company Paying $103,300 in Back Wages and Liquidated Damages

HERMITAGE, TN – Vazquez Drywall has paid $103,300 in back wages and liquidated damages to eight employees after a U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found the company violated overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). WHD also assessed the Hermitage, Tennessee, company a $2,424 civil penalty.

October 19, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in San Diego Restaurant Paying $192,622 to 18 Employees to Resolve Wage Violations

SAN DIEGO, CA – After a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation, Sam Woo – a restaurant based in San Diego, California – will pay 18 employees $192,622 in back wages and liquidated damages for violating provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

October 19, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor to Hold Educational Forum in Alpharetta, Georgia Forum Will Include Discussion of PAID Program

ATLANTA, GA - 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 (PAID) Program, in Alpharetta, Georgia, on October 24, 2018.

October 19, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Tennessee Construction Company Paying $246,813 in Back Wages and Damages Violations

LAVERGNE, TN – Smart Circle Construction Services – based in La Vergne, Tennessee – will pay $246,813 in back wages and liquidated damages to 17 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found the employer violated overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

October 17, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Announces New Compliance Assistance Tools To Assist New and Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the launch of the New and Small Business Assistance and the Compliance Assistance Toolkits webpages. These new online tools assist American small businesses and workers with simple, straightforward resources that provide critical Wage and Hour Division (WHD) information, as well as links to other resources.

October 11, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $54,638 in Back Wages for 101 Employees After Investigation Finds Violations at Three Indiana Restaurants

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – A total of 101 current and former employees of Luciana's Mexican Restaurant and Cantina at three Indiana locations will receive $54,638 in back wages following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) that disclosed overtime and recordkeeping violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

October 11, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Initiative Focuses on Helping Restaurants In Wisconsin Comply With Wage Laws

MILWAUKEE, WI – To ensure compliance with federal wage laws, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is conducting an education and enforcement initiative focusing on restaurants in Wisconsin's Fox Cities region and Milwaukee's East Side neighborhoods. The initiative includes providing compliance assistance tools and information to employers and industry stakeholders through educational outreach events.

October 10, 2018

North Carolina Landscaping Company to Pay $1,277,550 After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Work Visa Program and Wage Violations

ROBBINSVILLE, NC – Lovin Contracting Co. Inc. – a landscaping company based in Robbinsville, North Carolina – will pay $1,277,550 to 231 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division investigation uncovered violations of the labor provisions of the H-2B temporary visa program and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

October 10, 2018

South Carolina Merchant to Pay $63,568 in Back Wages and Damages after U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Overtime Violations

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – Prime Retail Management Group Inc. - operator of two "Beach Bums" locations in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - will pay $63,568 in back wages and liquidated damages to 41 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation determined the employer violated overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

October 10, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $1,104,466 in Back Wages For Temporary Workers in Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts

SULPHUR, LA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), temporary staffing company Coastal Staffing Services LLC – based in Sulphur – will pay $1,104,466 in back wages to 1,412 employees involved in post-Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts in Southeast Texas to resolve violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

October 9, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Record $304 Million in Recovered Wages for Workers in Fiscal Year 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recovered a record $304 million in wages owed to workers in Fiscal Year 2018. WHD also set a new record for compliance assistance events in FY 2018, holding 3,643 educational outreach events – including on the ground presentations and trainings – to help job creators understand their responsibilities under the law.

October 5, 2018

Indiana Manufacturer to Pay $338,151 in Overtime Back Wages and Damages to 1,199 Employees Following U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

ELKHART, IN – Recreational vehicle parts manufacturer Lippert Components – based in Elkhart, Indiana – will pay $338,151 in overtime back wages and liquidated damages to 1,199 current and former employees following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) that found violations of the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) at 53 plants nationwide.