May 3, 2017

New York City construction company, US Labor Department reach agreement on back wages owed to workers

NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a consent judgment in federal court requiring a New York City design and construction company and its owners to pay $726,989 in back wages and liquidated damages to 184 employees and take other corrective actions to resolve past overtime and recordkeeping violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

May 2, 2017

US Labor Department conducting survey of Vermont construction projects to help ensure accurate reflection of wage rates

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is conducting a construction survey in Vermont to collect data on wages paid to workers to help establish prevailing wage rates, as required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts.

May 2, 2017

US Labor Department urges residential construction companies in Oklahoma to complete prevailing wage survey

OKLAHOMA CITY – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is conducting a survey of residential construction projects in metropolitan Oklahoma counties to help establish prevailing wage rates as required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts.

The division is collecting data on wages paid to workers on all residential construction projects statewide from Oct. 1, 2015, to Jan. 31, 2017. The survey is not limited to federally funded projects.

April 18, 2017

Court orders nationwide staffing company CEO to pay $135K in back wages, damages to former live-in domestic worker

SAN DIEGO – The CEO of a leading U.S. staffing company will pay a former live-in domestic service worker $135,000 in back wages and damages under the terms of a consent judgment entered into the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

April 13, 2017

Bay State fish processors agree to consent judgment, pay employees damages

BOSTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has secured a consent judgment in federal court ordering two Gloucester-based fish processors – Zeus Packing Inc. and Cape Ann Seafood Exchange Inc. – and the companies’ owner Kristian Kristensen to pay over $200,000 in liquidated damages to more than 100 employees to resolve violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

April 10, 2017

CORRECTED: US Labor Department, Philadelphia printer enter into consent judgement to resolve FLSA violations, workers to recover back wages

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Department of Labor and a Philadelphia commercial printer have entered into a consent judgment that requires the company to pay $273,892 in back wages and liquidated damages to a group of temporary employees to resolve past violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

April 4, 2017

Ohio restaurant ordered to pay back wages, damages to ‘volunteers’

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio – A federal judge has ordered Cathedral Buffet and its owner to pay $388,507 in back wages and damages to 235 “volunteers” who worked at the Cuyahoga Falls restaurant. An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage, overtime, recordkeeping and other provisions.

April 3, 2017

US Labor Department to host free seminar to help New Orleans’ employers, others understand federal prevailing wages, benefits requirements

Who: U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division
U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration
National Labor Relations Board
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration

March 20, 2017

Florida farm labor contractors, workers may register for free certification in Sebring, Immokalee

ATLANTA – The National Federal Farm Labor Certificate of Registration Unit will hold two mobile processing events in Florida to register farm labor contractors and employees. This free service is being offered by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division.

March 17, 2017

Disney reaches agreement on pay practices with US Department of Labor

ORLANDO, Fla. – The U.S. Department of Labor and two subsidiaries of The Walt Disney Co. have reached an agreement that will provide $3.8 million in back wages to ensure compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act.

March 10, 2017

Massachusetts sewing factory reaches settlement agreement with US Labor Department

BOSTON – The U.S. Department of Labor and UnWrapped, Inc. have reached a settlement agreement that will allow employees of the Massachusetts sewing factory to recover $890,021 in back wages and liquidated damages to resolve past violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

January 18, 2017

San Jose fire protection company pays workers $1.3M in back wages, damages after failing to pay for time employees spent on the job

Employer: Cintas Fire Protection Services

Sites: 2188 Del Franco St., #70
San Jose, California

January 18, 2017

Hundreds of employees at 9 New York City hotels to receive $550K in back wages, damages after US Labor Department investigation

NEW YORK – A hotel management company and the company which supplied employees to nine of its New York City hotels have agreed to resolve an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division that found violations of the minimum wage, overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

January 11, 2017

Austin painting company pays $182K in overtime back wages following US Labor Department investigation

Employer: Star Finishes LLC
9705 Burnet Rd., # 317
Austin, TX 78758

Site: Austin, Texas

January 11, 2017

Worker at Solvang restaurants denied nursing mother’s rights, employer retaliated after employee complained about hostile workplace

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Department of Labor investigated two popular Solvang tourist restaurants and determined that they denied wait staff break time to express breast milk in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

January 10, 2017

Alabama tire retailer pays more than $27K in back wages, damages after US Department of Labor investigation

Employer name: Gulf Coast L&P Inc., doing business as Rent-n-Roll

Investigation site: 1059 North Eastern Blvd.
Montgomery, Alabama 36117

January 9, 2017

Georgia peanut company to pay $55K in overtime back wages to 46 employees after US Labor Department investigation

Employer name: Tifton Peanut Co. Inc. #2

Investigation site: 225 Windy Hill Road
Tifton, Georgia 31794

January 4, 2017

Federal contractor pays 64 employees $507K in back wages following US Labor Department investigation

Employer name: All Native Services Co.

Investigation site: 375 Perry St.
Robins Air Force Base, Georgia 31096

December 30, 2016

US Labor Department moves to debar US Senate cafeteria contractor for underpaying workers by more than $1M

Date of action:  December 29, 2016

Type of action:  McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act Debarment Action

Names of respondents:  Restaurant Associates LLC, Restaurant Associates Inc., and Dick Cattani
132 West 31st Street, Suite 601, New York, NY 10001