November 18, 2021

US Department of Labor recovers $228K for 35 workers of Maxton contractor that failed to meet federal contract’s wage requirements

MAXTON, NC – Federal laws exist to ensure employees who work on projects funded by public tax dollars receive all of their legally earned wages and fringe benefits. When a Maxton training contractor’s pay practices shortchanged 35 workers employed at Fort Bragg and other military installations, the U.S. Department of Labor took action.

November 18, 2021

Administrative law judge orders New Jersey federal contractor to pay $549K in back wages to 46 workers after US Department of Labor finds wage violations

LODI, NJ – A U.S. Department of Labor administrative law judge ordered a northern New Jersey trucking company contracted by the U.S. Postal Service to haul mail in the New York City metro-area to pay $549,209 in back wages to 46 drivers after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found wage, benefits and recordkeeping violations over a three-year period. The judge further ordered the company, its owner, and a second related company debarred from federal contracting for 3 years.

November 18, 2021

Investigation of Orem bakery, restaurant and grocer recovers $32K in overtime back wages for 8 workers; finds minor doing hazardous work

OREM, UT – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $32,356 in overtime back wages for eight workers, and identified child labor violations after its investigation of an Orem employer whose business operates as a bakery, restaurant and grocery store.

November 18, 2021

US Department of Labor finds federal wage violations, recovers more than $128K in back wages for employees of Vermont insulation, roofing contractor

MANCHESTER, NH – A Vermont-based insulation and roofing contractor’s disregard of federal laws has led to the recovery of $163,492 in back wages and civil money penalties to resolve violations of the H-2B guest worker visa program and Fair Labor Standards Act.

November 17, 2021

US Department of Labor, Travis County District Attorney commit to expand, improve protection of workers’ wages, enforcement of laws

AUSTIN, TX – Officials from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Travis County District Attorney’s Office signed a Memorandum of Understanding to expand and improve the protection of Travis County’s workforce, enforcement of wage laws and level the playing field for responsible employers. 

November 16, 2021

US Department of Labor opens online dialogue with stakeholders to expand access among underrepresented communities to Registered Apprenticeships

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Labor today launched an online dialogue with stakeholders to increase access to Registered Apprenticeships for job seekers in underrepresented communities.

Conversation and ideas shared will help develop and shape future Registered Apprenticeship programs and funding opportunities, and foster diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.

November 16, 2021

US Department of Labor recovers $45K for 22 Las Cruces restaurant workers whose employer did not pay overtime

LAS CRUCES, NM – Amid the pandemic, many restaurant workers suffered lost or reduced wages when businesses closed or were forced to limit or suspend indoor dining. For workers employed by a Las Cruces restaurant operator, making ends meet became more difficult when their employer shortchanged them.

November 15, 2021

US Department of Labor recovers $165K in back wages for 75 employees of three Massachusetts restaurants

BOSTON – A federal court has entered a consent judgment that recovers $165,044 for 75 workers at three Massachusetts restaurants that intentionally failed to pay overtime wages. The consent judgment also orders the defendants to pay $77,750 in civil money penalties given the willful nature of the violations.  

November 15, 2021

US Department of Labor recovers $85K for ‘benched’ H-1B worker

PLANO, TX – A customer management consulting company based in Plano “benched” an employee in violation of the federal H-1B visa program by hiring the nonimmigrant worker as a software developer then failing to use the worker and pay the wages promised, a U.S. Department of Labor investigation has found.

November 15, 2021

美國勞工部為麻薩諸塞州三家餐館的75名僱員 追回16.5萬美元的拖欠工資

波士頓 – 聯邦法院已經作出同意判決,為麻薩諸塞州故意不為工人支付加班工資的三家餐館的75名工人追回165,044美元。由於屬於故意違法行為,該同意判決還要求被告支付77,750美元的民事賠償金。

November 9, 2021

Operators of three Houston-area BBQ restaurants pay $40K in back wages to 179 workers after federal investigators finds overtime, other violations

HOUSTON – The operators of three Houston-area Texas buffet BBQ restaurants that shortchanged its workers’ wages repeatedly by failing to pay them overtime when required has paid $40,043 in back wages to 179 workers, following a recent federal investigation.

November 9, 2021

Operadores de tres restaurantes de barbacoa en Houston pagan $40,000 a 179 trabajadores por violaciones a las horas extras

HOUSTON - Los operadores de tres restaurantes de barbacoa de Texas del área de Houston, que rebajaron los salarios de sus trabajadores en repetidas ocasiones al no pagarles las horas extras cuando era necesario, han pagado $40,043 en salarios atrasados a 179 trabajadores, tras una reciente investigación federal.

November 9, 2021

US Department of Labor finds Tulsa oilfield construction company failed to pay electricians, assistants overtime wages

TULSA, OK – A Tulsa oilfield construction company denied overtime wages to nine electricians and electrician helpers when it paid them a flat salary for all the hours they worked in an attempt to avoid overtime pay, a federal investigation has found.

November 8, 2021

US Department of Labor recovers $46K in back wages for 29 workers after investigation of Gainesville roofing company’s pay practices

GAINESVILLE, FL – A Gainesville roofing contractor learned it must pay its employees for all of the time they work, including pre-shift prep work and post-shift work at day’s end, following a U.S. Department of Labor investigation.

November 8, 2021

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recupera $46,000 en salarios atrasados para 29 trabajadores tras una investigación de las prácticas salariales de una empresa de techos de Gainesville

GAINESVILLE, FL - Un contratista de techos de Gainesville aprendió que debe pagar a sus empleados por todo el tiempo que trabajan, incluyendo el trabajo de preparación antes del turno y el trabajo después del turno al final del día, tras una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de Estados Unidos.

November 8, 2021

Federal court orders Beaver County gas station, convenience store to pay nearly $300K in back wages, damages, penalties for wage, overtime violations

MONACA, PA – A federal court has ordered a Beaver County gas station and convenience store to cease violating the Fair Labor Standards Act and pay back wages and liquidated damages to two underpaid employees. The judgment follows a U.S. Department of Labor investigation that determined the owners of Monaca Sunoco, located at 1479 Old Brodhead Road, intentionally underpaid a married couple who lived and worked there.

November 3, 2021

Un tribunal federal dicta una sentencia acordada que prohíbe permanentemente que un contratista de Massachusetts tome represalias contra un empleado

BOSTON - El tribunal del distrito de EE.UU. por el distrito de Massachusetts ha dictado una sentencia acordada que prohíbe permanentemente que un contratista de Canton y su empresa tomen represalias contra trabajadores que cooperan con investigaciones de la División de Horas y Salarios del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU., y ejercen de cualquier otra forma sus derechos conforme la Ley de Normas Laborales Justas. El tribunal también ordenó que Capone Bros. Inc. y Charles L.

November 3, 2021

O tribunal federal entra com a sentença de consentimento, proibindo permanentemente a empreiteira de Massachusetts de retaliação a funcionários

BOSTON – O Tribunal Distrital dos EUA para o Distrito de Massachusetts emitiu uma sentença de consentimento e ordem proibindo permanentemente um empreiteiro de Canton e sua empresa de retaliar os funcionários que cooperam com as investigações da Divisão de Horas e Salários do Departamento de Trabalho dos EUA ou de outra forma reivindicam seus direitos de acordo com a Lei de Padrões Justos do Trabalho (FLSA). O tribunal também ordenou que Capone Bros. Inc. e Charles L.

November 3, 2021

Federal court enters consent judgment permanently enjoining Massachusetts contractor from employee retaliation

BOSTON – The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts has entered a consent judgment and order enjoining a Canton contractor and his business permanently from retaliating against workers who cooperate with U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigations and otherwise exercise their rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The court also ordered Capone Bros. Inc. and Charles L.

November 2, 2021

Federal court finds Las Vegas company shortchanged employees, orders $1.4M in back wages, damages paid to 1,328 call center workers

LAS VEGAS A Las Vegas telemarketing enterprise that shortchanged more than 1,328 call center workers has been ordered to pay more than $1.4 million in back wages and liquidated damages by a federal court in San Francisco. The judgement follows a U.S. Department of Labor investigation that found Wellfleet Communications and its owners illegally misclassified employees as independent contractors, forcing them to unlawfully sign away their federal rights and paying them only when they made sales.