September 15, 2017

Louisiana Company Agrees to Resolve Overtime and Other Violations

SCOTT, LA – A Southwest Louisiana company that tests soil and concrete density for construction projects has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division to resolve violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

September 15, 2017

U.S. Department of Labor and Health Care Management Company Reach Agreement to Resolve Overtime Violations at 23 Facilities in Three States

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and a large Midwest health care management company have reached an agreement to resolve overtime violations at 23 skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana.

Ide Management Group LLC, which operates the facilities as IMG, has agreed to pay 594 workers $165,379 in back wages and damages.

September 15, 2017

South Carolina Staffing Company Ordered to Pay $165,000 to Disabled Workers after U.S. Department of Labor Litigation

NEWBERRY, SC – A federal court has ordered a South Carolina company providing laborers to a turkey processing plant to pay four disabled workers $165,402 in back wages and liquidated damages after the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found the employer violated the minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

September 13, 2017

Detroit Hospital Resolves Overtime and Recordkeeping Violations

DETROIT, MI – Henry Ford Health System has paid $90,004 in back wages to 22 workers in the Detroit hospital’s cardiac sonography department to resolve violations of overtime and record-keeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) found by the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division.

September 12, 2017

U.S. Department of Labor and RV Manufacturer Resolve Wage Violations

ELKHART, IN – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and an Indiana recreational vehicle manufacturer have reached an agreement to resolve overtime and minimum wage violations at nine production plants in Elkhart and Wakarusa.

Thor Motor Co. of Elkhart, has paid 386 workers a total of $59,514 – representing $29,757 in back wages and an equal amount in damages.

September 12, 2017

U.S. Department of Labor and Health Care Management Company Reach Agreement to Resolve Overtime Violations at 23 Facilities in Three States

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division and a large Midwest health care management company have reached an agreement to resolve overtime violations at 23 skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana.

Ide Management Group LLC, which operates the facilities as IMG, has agreed to pay 594 workers $165,379 in back wages and damages.

September 8, 2017

U.S. Labor Department Conducting Survey of Workers’ Wages on Tennessee Building Construction Projects

ATLANTA, GA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is conducting a statewide survey of wages paid to workers in Tennessee on all active building construction projects to establish prevailing wage rates required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts.

September 7, 2017

U.S. Labor Department Secures More Than $3 Million in Back Wages And Benefits for Employees of Bankrupt Federal Contractor

BALTIMORE, MD – A Virginia company that provided human resources and other services to federal agencies nationwide paid more than $3 million in back wages and fringe benefits to resolve the findings of a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigation.

August 14, 2017

U.S. Labor Department Conducting Survey of Workers’ Wages on Alabama Highway Construction Projects

ATLANTA, GA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is conducting a statewide survey of wages paid to workers in Alabama on all active highway construction projects to establish prevailing wage rates required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts.

July 31, 2017

Pittsburgh Area Nursery Failed to Recruit, Hire American Workers

WASHINGTON, Pa. – A Pittsburgh-area wholesale nursery has paid nearly $150,000 in back wages and penalties after the U.S. Department of Labor found the company failed to recruit and hire American workers from Puerto Rico before hiring foreign workers under the H-2A visa program, in violation of section 218 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. 

July 31, 2017

Southern New Jersey Gas Stations’ Owners Pay Nearly $500K in Back Wages, Damages in U.S. Department of Labor Settlement

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has reached a settlement agreement with owners of six southern New Jersey gas stations to pay nearly $500,000 in back wages and damages to 27 employees working as gas station attendants.

July 31, 2017

Pizza Restaurants Amend Payroll Practices; Pay $584K in Back Wages, Damages to 73 Employees in U.S. Department of Labor Agreement

BOSTON – An enterprise operating six limited-service restaurants with pizza delivery in Worcester, Shrewsbury, and Auburn has paid $292,016 in back wages and an equal amount in damages for 73 employees. It has also amended its payroll practices to comply with federal Fair Labor Standards Act requirements in an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor.

July 27, 2017

U.S. Department of Labor, SONIC Sign Agreement to Promote Fair Labor Practices at Franchises Nationwide

OKLAHOMA CITY – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and Sonic Industries Services Inc. – franchisor of the SONIC Drive-In restaurant chain – have signed a voluntary agreement to help SONIC’s independently owned and operated franchise locations comply with federal labor laws.

July 27, 2017

Fraudulent Back Wage Payment Claims Land Oregon Contractor in Prison Following U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

PORTLAND, Ore. – The owner of an Oregon concrete company that contracted with the federal government recently started a two-month prison sentence for lying to federal investigators. The crime occurred when he told U.S. Department of Labor officials that he had paid employees more than $93,000 in back wages that the Department’s Wage and Hour Division found the company owed its workers following a 2014 investigation.

July 25, 2017

U.S. Department of Labor to Publish Request for Information on Overtime Rule

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor will publish a Request for Information for the overtime rule on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. The RFI is an opportunity for the public to provide information that will aid the department in formulating a proposal to revise these regulations which define and delimit exemptions from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime requirements for certain employees.

July 20, 2017

US Labor Department alleges medical office owners retaliated against workers

NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Labor has filed an injunction against the owners of two medical offices in Brooklyn to prevent further retaliation against employees who refused to provide false information to obstruct the department’s investigation into alleged violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

July 18, 2017

North Jersey construction companies, US Department of Labor reach agreement on back pay for 153 workers

EAST ORANGE, N.J. – Three East Orange construction companies have entered into a consent judgment  with the U.S. Department of Labor and will pay $850,000 in back wages and damages to 153 workers to resolve violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

July 5, 2017

Fresno-area restaurant reaches agreement with US Labor Department to pay $100K in overtime back wages, damages to workers

Employer: Colima’s Carniceria y Taqueria

Site: 611 Tulare St., Parlier, California

June 27, 2017

US Department of Labor reinstates Wage and Hour opinion letters

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor will reinstate the issuance of opinion letters, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced today. The action allows the department’s Wage and Hour Division to use opinion letters as one of its methods for providing guidance to covered employers and employees.