October 10, 2023

US Department of Labor seeks court orders to force business operators in Illinois, Minnesota to cooperate with subpoenas in wage investigations 

CHICAGO – After failing to satisfy repeated requests to cooperate with investigators with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, two business operators in Illinois and Minnesota must now answer to federal courts in Chicago and Minneapolis after the department filed petitions to enforce its administrative subpoenas for records.

September 29, 2023

US Department of Labor sues 7-Eleven owners association president in Michigan alleging the stores’ pay records were inaccurate

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The U.S. Department of Labor has filed suit against the operator and owner of four western Michigan 7-Eleven convenience stores after an investigation found payroll records were inaccurate, paid employees “off the books” and failed to pay them overtime.

September 28, 2023

Department of Labor recovers more than $37K in unpaid fringe benefits for 56 contract workers employed by Wendy’s franchisee at Naval Base Guam

Employer:      Quick Service Foods Inc., operating as Wendy’s

                        1779 Army Drive, Suite 104

September 28, 2023

Department of Labor recovers $47K in back wages, damages for 10 home care workers after Union City employer once again failed to pay overtime

Employer:      San Jose Care Homes for the Elderly LLC

                        32262 Crest Lane 

Union City, CA 94587

September 28, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers $47K in back wages, damages for employees of Utah Chick-Fil-A franchisee, fines employer $187K

ST. GEORGE, UT – Federal investigators have assessed $187,467in civil penalties for employing 237 minors in violation of child labor provisions  and recovered nearly $47,000 in back wages and liquidated damages for 101 employees at two St. George Chick-Fil-A franchise restaurants that required workers to clock out for every break under 20 minutes without compensation, the U.S. Department of Labor announced today.

September 28, 2023

Corte federal ordena a procesadores de pollos en área de Los Ángeles pagar $1.2M en salarios y compensación por negar pago de horas extra a trabajadores

WEST COVINA, CA – Un tribunal federal emitió sentencias que requieren que los operadores de la planta procesadora de aves de corral en La Puente paguen más de $1 millón después de que el Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. encontró que los empleadores negaron deliberadamente salarios por horas extra a 113 trabajadores y trataron de ocultar el robo de salario.

September 28, 2023

Federal investigation, litigation recovers $1.2M in back wages, damages from Los Angeles-area poultry processors for workers denied overtime

WEST COVINA, CA – A federal court has entered default judgments that require the operators of La Puente poultry processing plant to pay more than $1 million after the U.S. Department of Labor found the employers deliberately denied overtime wages earned by 113 workers and tried to hide the wage theft.

September 27, 2023

US Department of Labor assesses California agricultural employer $17K in penalties for H-2A violations, recovers $14K for workers

Employer:      Heritage Farms LLC

                        2309 E 5 US Highway 98

Holtville, CA 92250 

September 27, 2023

Un franquiciado del restaurante Subway de la ciudad de Nueva York paga $10.000 USD en daños punitivos a empleado despedido por empleador durante investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU.

NUEVA YORK – El operador de una franquicia del restaurante Subway en el Bajo Manhattan que despidió a un empleado durante una investigación de la División de Horas y Salarios del Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU ha aprendido que pagar menos a los empleados y tomar represalias contra ellos tiene consecuencias costosas.

September 27, 2023

New York City Subway restaurant franchisee pays $10K in punitive damages to employee fired by employer during US Department of Labor investigation

NEW YORK – The operator of a Subway restaurant franchise in Manhattan’s Lower East Side who fired an employee during an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has learned that underpaying employees and retaliating against them has expensive consequences.

September 26, 2023

El Departamento de Trabajo encuentra que la franquicia de pizza de Giordano negó salarios ganados legalmente a 24 empleados, paga US$120,000 en salarios atrasados

ORLANDO, FL – Una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. ha recuperado US$120.695 en salarios atrasados de 24 empleados después de que un franquiciado de Orlando de una franquicia de pizza con sede en Chicago negara a los trabajadores salarios por horas extras y pagara a los camareros sólo con propinas. 

September 26, 2023

Department of Labor finds Giordano’s pizza franchise denied legally earned wages to 24 employees, pays $120K in back wages

ORLANDO, FL – A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has recovered $120,695 in back wages for 24 employees after an Orlando franchisee of a Chicago-based pizza franchise denied the workers overtime wages and paid servers only in tips. 

September 25, 2023

El Departamento de Trabajo recupera más de $1.1 millones en salarios atrasados para 238 trabajadores en San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO  Una investigación federal de una empresa con sede en San Antonio ha recuperado más de $1.1 millones en salarios atrasados de 238 empleados cuyo empleador no pagó la nómina en dos ocasiones el 26 de diciembre de 2022 y el 8 de enero de 2023..

September 25, 2023

New York property management company pays $44K in back wages, damages to resolve Staten Island retaliation, overtime, records violations

Employer name:                    Belmont Daniel LP, 276 Fifth Ave., Suite 704-444, New York, New York 10001

Investigation site:                  100 Belmont Place and 101 Daniel Low Terrace, Staten Island, New York 10301

September 25, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers $101K in benefits, wages, damages for 51 workers employed on two federally funded projects in California

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $101,287 from two contractors who failed to provide fringe benefits or pay prevailing wages to 51 employees working on federally funded construction projects in Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Diego and in San Joaquin county.

September 22, 2023

US Department of Labor files suit seeking $181K for 70 nurses, assistants denied overtime after Michigan company misclassifies them as contractors

Employers:    Reliance Staffing LLC; Fahim Uddin, owner

Actions:          Fair Labor Standards Act complaint filing

Courts:           U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan 

September 21, 2023

Department of Labor recovers $98K in back wages, damages from residential care provider that misclassified workers, denied overtime pay in Pittsburgh

Employer name:       Sunrise Residential Care Services LLC

Employer address:    8801 Bricelyn St., Pittsburgh, PA 15221