July 7, 2016

Texas oilfield chemical provider to pay $439K in back wages, damages to 50 workers following US Labor Department investigation

Employer: WadeCo Specialties Inc., an oilfield services chemical provider

Site: 8115 West Industrial Avenue, Midland, Texas 79706

July 7, 2016

Wally’s American Pub and Grille to pay $141K in overtime back wages and damages to 11 employees in Phoenix, Scottsdale

Employer: Wally’s American Pub and Grille, LLC, operating two restaurants in Arizona

Locations: 5029 North 44 Street, Phoenix
7704 East Double Tree Rach, Scottsdale

July 7, 2016

SoCal electrical contractor pays more than $321K in overtime back wages and damages to 158 workers following labor investigation

Employer: Schamber Electric & Sons Inc., doing business as Schamber Electric Inc.

Location: 1674 Rail Road St., Corona, California

July 6, 2016

El Azteca restaurant group to pay $700K in back wages, damages to 129 workers at four Wisconsin eateries

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.

July 5, 2016

Court rulings provide more than $1M in back wages, damages for more than two dozen Bay Area workers

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.

July 5, 2016

Court orders Yauco coffee grower to pay $101k in back wages to more than 170 underpaid employees after US Labor Department investigation, litigation

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.

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 23, 2016

Silicon Valley residential care facilities violated overtime, minimum wage laws; 32 workers to receive $718K in back wages, damages

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

June 23, 2016

Indiana watermelon packer/shipper pays more than $58K in back wages, damages to 14 workers after failing to pay overtime

Type of Action: Fair Labor Standards Act Consent Judgment

Defendant(s): Indian Hills Produce Inc. and John Toth

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

Stratford Middle School
200 E. Bayless St.
Stratford, OK 74872
9 a.m.-Noon CDT

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 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 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.