September 10, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor to Host Listening Session About Proposed Overtime Rule in Kansas City, Missouri

KANSAS CITY, MO On September 13, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor will hold a public listening session in Kansas City, Missouri, to gather views on the Part 541 white-collar exemption regulations, often referred to as the “Overtime Rule.”

September 10, 2018

CORRECTED: U.S. Department of Labor Investigations Result in San Diego-Area Massage Parlors Paying $61,317 to Resolve Wage Violations

SAN DIEGO, CA – Two San Diego-area massage parlor companies – Yuanjun International Inc. and Rama Thai Massage – will pay 17 employees a collective $61,317 after U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigations found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

September 10, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor to Host Listening Session About Proposed Overtime Rule in Denver, Colorado

DENVER, CO – On September 14, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. MDT, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor will hold a public listening session in Denver, Colorado, to gather views on the Part 541 white-collar exemption regulations, often referred to as the "Overtime Rule."

September 7, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor to Host Listening Session about Proposed Overtime Rule in Seattle, Washington

SEATTLE, WA – On September 11, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor will hold a public listening session in Seattle, Washington, to gather views on the Part 541 white-collar exemption regulations, often referred to as the "Overtime Rule."

September 7, 2018

Orlando Contractor to Pay $574,989 After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Uncovers Improper Pay Deductions

ORLANDO, FL – Loyal Source Government Services LLC – a medical and support staff contactor based in Orlando, Florida – will pay $574,989 to 4,047 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigation determined the company violated the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA).

WHD investigators found Loyal Source Government Services LLC unlawfully deducted $10 per paycheck from each employee for the administration of employee health and welfare benefits.

September 7, 2018

Florida Construction Company to Pay $111,197 in Back Wages After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Uncovers Violations

WINTER GARDEN, FL – KBL Buildings Inc. – based in Winter Garden, Florida – will pay $111,197 in back wages to 100 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found that the metal framing construction company violated overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

September 5, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Protects American Workers With H-2B Education and Enforcement Initiative

WASHINGTON, DC - To ensure compliance with federal wage laws, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is conducting a nationwide initiative to strengthen compliance with the labor provisions of the H-2B temporary visa program in the hotel industry.

September 5, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division Signs Agreements With Puerto Rico Agencies to Share Information and Resources

SAN JUAN, PR – The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has signed agreements with the Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources, Labor Standards Division (PR-LSD), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (OCPR) to establish collaborative relationships to promote compliance with laws where the agencies have common interests.

September 5, 2018

Court Orders Pennsylvania Restaurant to Pay $88,282 in Back Wages, Damages and Penalties Following U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

BETHEL PARK, PA – The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania has entered a consent judgment against Danny's Pizza Enterprises Inc. – a Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, quick-service restaurant doing business as Danny's Pizza & Hoagies – following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) that found the employer violated the overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

August 28, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Los Angeles Garment Maker Paying $51,840 to 40 Employees to Resolve Wage Violations

LOS ANGELES, CA – Garment contractor SMT Apparel Inc. – based in Los Angeles, California – will pay 40 employees $51,840 after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found that the company failed to pay minimum wage and overtime, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

August 28, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Debars North Carolina Farm Labor Contractor for Wage and Worker Protection Violations; Assesses $174,614 Penalty

CLINTON, NC – The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has debarred Ruben V. Serna – owner of Serna Harvesting, a farm labor contractor – from participation in the H-2A visa program for three years for violations of federal wage and H-2A program requirements. WHD found that Serna owed $194,109 in back wages to 181 employees certified to work at 15 North Carolina farms for which the contractor provides H-2A workers. WHD also assessed Serna a civil money penalty of $174,614 for the violations.

August 28, 2018

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

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced today that it has issued six new opinion letters. This release demonstrates the agency's continued commitment to providing meaningful compliance assistance to help employees understand their rights and ensure that employers have the information they need to comply with federal labor laws. The letters released today address compliance under both the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

August 27, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in San Antonio Restaurants Paying $208,642 in Back Wages

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Taqueria Chapala Jalisco restaurant – based in San Antonio, Texas – has paid $208,642 to 69 employees to resolve violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping requirements found at four of its locations during a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation.

August 27, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor to Host Listening Sessions About Proposed Overtime Rule

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division announced today that in the upcoming weeks it will hold public listening sessions to gather views on the Part 541 white-collar exemption regulations, often referred to as the “Overtime Rule.”

August 24, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Alabama Ironworks Contractor Paying $106,046 in Back Wages and Benefits to 77 Employees

SYLACAUGA, AL – Ironworks subcontractor Hoytt Reinforcing Inc. – based in Sylacauga, Alabama – will pay $106,046 in back wages, overtime, and fringe benefits to 77 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found the employer violated requirements of the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA), the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (CWHSSA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

August 24, 2018

Tennessee Appliance Manufacturer Violates Family and Medical Leave Act, Pays Former Employee $43,014 for Unlawful Termination

SPRINGFIELD, TN – Appliance manufacturer Electrolux North America Inc. – based in Springfield, Tennessee – has paid a former employee $43,014 in lost wages after a U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation determined the company violated the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

August 24, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Two Anaheim Hotels Paying $59,142 in Back Wages and Damages to 87 Employees

ANAHEIM, CA – Two hotels in Anaheim, California, have paid $59,142 in back wages and liquidated damages to 87 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found overtime and recordkeeping violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

August 23, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigations Result in $59,926 In Back Wages for 92 Indiana Lawn Care Workers

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Ninety-two current and former employees of two Indiana lawn care companies – Super Cutz Lawn Care LLC and Precision Cut Lawn Service – have received $59,926 in back wages following two investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) that found employers violated overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  

August 23, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Indiana Restaurant Paying $45,828 in Back Wages

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Sixteen employees of The Journey restaurant – based in Indianapolis, Indiana – will receive $45,828 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).

August 22, 2018

Tennessee Trucking Company to Pay $89,204 in Back Wages and Damages After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

ROCK ISLAND, TN – Hillis Group LLC, based in Rock Island, Tennessee, will pay $89,204 in back wages and liquidated damages to 42 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found that the asphalt and trucking company violated overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).