APPLETON, Wis. – After long hours in hot kitchens rapidly filling customer orders, many employees at El Azteca restaurants in Appleton, De Pere and Neenah received paychecks with wages below the federal minimum wage and often missing pay for overtime, federal investigators found.
SAN FRANCISCO – Two separate court rulings in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California are putting more than $1 million in back wages and damages into the hands of dozens of workers denied minimum wage and overtime by the owners of nearly a dozen Bay Area residential care facilities.
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – A consent judgment has been filed in federal district court ordering a Yauco coffee grower to pay $101,484 in back wages to more than 170 year-round farm workers and seasonal coffee pickers who the company underpaid between 2011 and 2014.
WASHINGTON – A Chantilly-based technology company contracted to install audio-visual equipment at government installations nationwide will pay $1.53 million in back wages and benefits to 140 information technology professionals in federal consent findings.
Employers: Lorraine Cerezo Lim doing business as LQC Care Home and Richlee Care Home
Luzviminda Cerezo doing business as White Oaks Manor, Cerezo Residential Care Home and Ross Senior Care Home
Sites: 427 Richlee Drive, Campbell, California
2064 Cherry Ave., San Jose, California
2991 Faircliff Court, San Jose, California
1573 Willow Oaks Drive, San Jose, California
2858 Ross Ave., San Jose, California
1680 White Oaks Ave., Campbell, California
2934 Jessie Court, San Jose, California
ST. LOUIS – Significant minimum wage and overtime violations found at three hotels owned by SASAK Corporation, led the company to sign a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. The agreement requires the St. Louis-area property manager, developer and investor to pay $200,000 in back wages and damages to 51 housekeepers, front desk clerks and laundry service employees.
Defendant(s): Victor Paving and Construction Inc., and Victor Zeni
Resolution: Victor Paving and Construction Inc. will pay 11 employees $51,302 in back wages and an equal, additional amount in liquidated damages totaling $102,604 under the terms of a consent judgment entered in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on April 1, 2016.