June 23, 2016

Virginia company to pay $1.5M in back wages, fringe benefits to 140 IT professionals to resolve US Labor Department lawsuit

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.

June 22, 2016

Historic Oklahoma City restaurant pays workers $52K in back wages, damages after Labor Department investigation

Employer: Junior’s Inc., doing business as Junior’s Supper Club

Site: 2601 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

June 21, 2016

Federal contractor, subcontractor to pay Oregon, Idaho forestry workers $103K in back wages, damages after wage and hour investigation

Employers: Alpha Services, LLC
Eco Group, LLC

Sites: 1141 North 3rd St., Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
10936 SW Marilyn, Tualatin, Oregon

June 20, 2016

US Labor Department reaches out to peach farmers before investigations

Who: U.S. Labor Department, Wage and Hour Division

What: “Cultivating Compliance:” outreach events on understanding compliance with federal law for growers, workers, coordinators and others participating in the area’s upcoming peach festival.

When: June 23, 2016

Where: Wagoner County Fairgrounds
Exhibit Hall
30058 E 14th St. South
Coweta, OK 74429
12:30-3:30 p.m. CDT

June 16, 2016

Property management company to pay $200k in back wages, damages following US Labor Department investigation

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.

June 16, 2016

Trucking company to pay 45 drivers nearly $79K in back wages after US Labor Department investigation

Employer name: Concrete Supply Co. Inc.

Investigation site: 155 Greencastle Road, Tyrone, Georgia 30290

Investigation findings: Investigators with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, Atlanta District Office, found that Concrete Supply Co. violated the overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

June 15, 2016

Kissimmee, Florida, restaurant to pay nearly $41K in back wages to 15 employees after US Department of Labor investigation

Employer name: C&N Do Inc., doing business as Little Italy

Investigation site: 2901 Parkway Blvd., Kissimmee, Florida 34747

June 13, 2016

Salinas agricultural company pays $180,000 to U.S. workers terminated wrongfully

Employer: Foothill Packing, Inc.

Location: 1582 G-Moffet St., Salinas, California

June 9, 2016

Court orders buffet restaurant, owners to pay $128K in back wages, penalties to resolve allegations of federal minimum wage, overtime violations

Employer: Hibachi City Buffet, Inc.

Sites: 72600 Dinah Shore Drive, Palm Desert, California

June 8, 2016

Court orders Pennsylvania paving company to pay $114K total in back wages, damages and penalties after US Labor Department investigation

Type of Action: Consent judgment

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.

June 7, 2016

Court orders SoCal recycling company to pay workers $90K in back overtime wages, damages

Employer: Leo’s Recycling, a Southern California recycling company

Sites: 9306 Cayuga Avenue, Sun Valley
22115 Sierra Highway, Sylmar
12210 Foothill Boulevard, Panorama City
11631 Victory Boulevard Panorama City
9110 Van Nuys Boulevard Panorama City

June 2, 2016

Staffing agency to pay more than $151K in overtime back wages, damages, after misclassifying 275 hotel employees as independent contractors

Employer: Allstars Staffing LLC, an agency providing workers to local resorts and hotels

Location: 925 East Hermosa Drive, Tempe, Arizona

June 1, 2016

Subcontractor pays $33K in back wages after federal investigation finds employer incorrectly classified, underpaid plumbers

BATON ROUGE, La. – A Louisiana subcontractor was paying laborer’s wages to Karl Fusilier, a plumber working on the $8 million, federally funded Choctaw Lodge project in Baton Rouge. While the law requires his employer to pay him and co-workers as plumbers for skilled plumbing work, U.S. Department of Labor investigators say the subcontractor misclassified the three as “laborers,” cheating them of nearly $11 per hour.

May 31, 2016

Grand Rapids restaurant, owners agree with court order to comply with federal record-keeping rules after department’s Wage and Hour investigation

Type of Action: Fair Labor Standards Act consent judgment

Names of Defendants: Tian Li Restaurant Inc., doing business as Ming Ten Restaurant
Jin Ling Ren
Shi Ju Xing

Complaint: Under terms of a consent judgment, Tian Li Restaurant Inc., operating as Ming Ten Restaurant in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and its owners and managers, Jin Ling Ren and Shi Ju Xing, have agreed to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act’s recordkeeping requirements.

May 25, 2016

US Labor Department recovers $189k in wages on behalf of 28 underpaid workers on federally funded Manhattan construction project

NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $189,000 in unpaid wages and overtime for 28  carpenters and laborers who worked on the federally funded West 131st St. Cluster Project in Harlem between April 2009 and April 2010. This was the result of a joint enforcement effort with the office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in which the two agencies shared information and worked collaboratively on behalf of workers in New York. The attorney general’s investigation continues.

May 25, 2016

Federal court orders Bay Area taxi, limo companies’ owner to pay misclassified workers $175K in back wages, damages

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge has ordered the owner of a Bay Area taxi and limousine service to pay a collective $175,000 in back wages and damages to dozens of drivers who the company misclassified as independent contractors and failed to pay minimum wage and overtime pay as federal law requires. 

May 25, 2016

Court orders Newark flooring company to pay $280K in back wages, damages to 15 employees after US Labor Department investigation

Type of Action: Consent judgment

Defendant(s): Ferry Carpets Inc., Alina Lolo, and Antonio Lolo

Resolution: Flooring company Ferry Carpets Inc. will pay 15 employees $140,000 in back wages and $140,000 in liquidated damages under the terms of a consent judgment entered in a U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey in Newark on May 24.