September 19, 2023

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. alega que los propietarios de la piscifactoría y la planta procesadora en Tunica interfirieron con la investigación salarial federal, solicita una orden de restricción cautelar

Fecha de acción:                    7 de septiembre de 2023

Tipo de acción:                      Queja del Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU., solicitud de orden de restricción cautelar

Nombres de los demandados:          Battle Fish North

September 19, 2023

US Department of Labor files lawsuit alleging wage violations at 3 Barrio Tacos locations, seeks $823K in back wages, damages for 177 workers

Employers:    Sparty Tacos LLC

                        TC Tacos LLC

                        GR Tacos LLC, operating as Barrio Tacos

                        Owner Jacob Hawley

Actions:          Fair Labor Standards Act complaint filing

Courts:           U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Southern Division    

September 19, 2023

US Department of Labor alleges Tunica fish farm, processing plant, owners interfered with federal wage investigation, seeks temporary restraining order

Date of action:                       Sept. 7, 2023

Type of action:                      U.S. Department of Labor complaint, request for temporary restraining order

Names of defendants:           Battle Fish North

                                                Magnolia Processing Inc.

                                                William Houston Battle Sr. 

September 19, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers more than $120K in back wages, damages after 2 South Carolina plumbing employers deny overtime to workers

Employers:    

Hill Plumbing & Electric Co. Inc., operating as Hill Plumbing & Air, 438 North Main St., Sumter, SC 29150

Love Plumbing Electrical and Air LLC, 1336 Methodist Park Road, West Columbia, SC 29170

September 19, 2023

Tribunal federal ordena a contratista laboral pagar más de $1 millón en salarios y multas tras violar derechos de trabajadores agrícolas

SANTA MARIA, CA – Un tribunal federal emitió una sentencia por consentimiento que ordena a un contratista de mano de obra agrícola de Santa María pagar más de $1 millón en salarios atrasados y multas después de que el Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. encontró que el empleador violó de nuevo las regulaciones del programa de trabajadores agrícolas H-2A.

September 19, 2023

Federal court orders labor contractor to pay more than $1M in back wages, penalties after investigations find repeated violations of farmworkers’ rights

SANTA MARIA, CA – A federal court has entered a consent judgment that orders a Santa Maria farm labor contractor to pay more than $1 million in back wages and penalties after the U.S. Department of Labor found the employer again violated regulations of the H-2A agricultural worker program.

September 18, 2023

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. descubre que el administrador de un centro turístico de Palm Coast se negó a brindar un espacio privado a sus empleadas para extraerse la leche para los recién nacidos, como lo exige la ley federal

PALM COAST, FL – El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. determinó que un centro turístico y spa de Palm Coast violó las leyes federales que exigen a los empleadores brindar adaptaciones en el lugar de trabajo para las trabajadoras que necesitan extraerse leche materna para sus bebés, en particular un lugar designado para que puedan extraerse la leche de forma privada.

September 18, 2023

Department of Labor encourages heavy, highway construction industries to join survey to set prevailing wage rates in Arizona

PHOENIX – The U.S. Department of Labor is asking employers in Arizona’s heavy and highway construction industries to participate in a survey to help the department’s Wage and Hour Division establish prevailing wage rates for construction workers employed on federally funded and federally assisted projects.

The Davis-Bacon Act and Related Acts directs the department to set the prevailing wage rates that reflect the actual wages and fringe benefits paid to construction workers in the county where the work takes place. 

September 18, 2023

US Department of Labor finds Palm Coast resort operator denied employee private space to express milk for newborn, as federal law requires

PALM COAST, FL – The U.S. Department of Labor determined that a Palm Coast resort and spa violated federal laws requiring employers to provide workplace accommodations for workers who need to pump breast milk for their infants, particularly a designated place for them to express milk privately. Additionally, the employer violated federal child labor laws, employing children between the ages of 14 and 15 to work longer than federal law permits.

September 14, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers $17K in back wages from Hixson restaurant that denied 5 workers correct overtime

HIXSON, TN – A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has led to the recovery of $17,006 for five workers of a Hixson restaurant that failed to pay them their correct overtime wages. 

September 14, 2023

El Departamento de Trabajo de Estados Unidos recupera $17,000 en salarios atrasados del restaurante Hixson que negó la tarifa correcta de horas extras de 5 trabajadores

HIXSON, TN- Una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos ha permitido recuperar $17,006 para cinco trabajadores de un restaurante de Hixson que no les pagó sus salarios de horas extras. 

September 14, 2023

US Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announce partnership agreement to enhance outreach, enforcement

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced today that the department’s Wage and Hour Division and the EEOC signed a formal partnership that will enhance and maximize the enforcement of federal laws and regulations.

September 12, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers $47K in back wages, damages for 107 workers after restaurant failed to pay legal minimum wage, overtime

Employer:                       Sharky’s Vintage Park LLC

                                             operating as Sharky’s American Grill & Sharky’s Waterfront Grill LLC

Investigation sites:    Corporate headquarters

                                              2605 W Lake Houston Parkway

September 8, 2023

Labor Department obtains judgment to recover $252K in back wages, damages from Norristown restaurant, owners for denying full pay to 21 workers

NORRISTOWN, PA A federal court in Pennsylvania has entered a consent judgment ordering a Norristown restaurant and its owners to pay $252,579 in back wages and liquidated damages to 21 employees, an action that follows a federal investigation that found the employers denied proper overtime pay intentionally.

September 8, 2023

Investigation recovers $693K in back wages, damages from Georgia contractor that schemed for years to deprive 110 workers on Hawaii projects of overtime

HONOLULU – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $693,100 in back wages and damages after its investigations determined a Georgia-based prime contractor schemed to deny payment of overtime wages to 110 construction workers from 12 states employed on several hotel renovation projects in Honolulu between 2019 and 2022.

September 7, 2023

Sawmill operator agrees to compliance with federal child labor laws after Wisconsin teen suffers fatal injuries operating dangerous machinery

GREEN BAY, WI – The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a federal consent order and judgment against sawmill operator Florence Hardwoods LLC following the death of a child. The order requires the Florence County company to place labels and signage to prevent children under age 18 from using dangerous equipment and entering the company’s sawmill and planer buildings.

September 7, 2023

Department of Labor obtains judgment ordering New Orleans-area home care agency to pay $630K in back wages, damages to 80 employees denied overtime

NEW ORLEANS The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a consent judgment requiring the operator of a New Orleans-area home healthcare agency to pay 80 workers a total of $630,000 in back wages and damages after the employer misclassified them as independent contractors.

September 7, 2023

Judge orders Indianapolis dental practice, human resources manager to pay $22K in back wages, damages to employee after retaliation, termination

Employers:    Urgent Dental Center Avon LLC

Actions:          Fair Labor Standards Act consent judgment and order

Courts:           U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division

September 6, 2023

Federal investigation, litigation recovers $419K in back wages, damages for 21 workers denied overtime by Philadelphia grocery wholesaler

PHILADELPHIA – A federal investigation of the pay practices of a Philadelphia wholesaler has led the U.S. Department of Labor to obtain a consent judgment in federal court, requiring the employers to pay $419,615 to 21 workers deliberately denied overtime wages.

September 6, 2023

Una investigación federal y litigación recupera $419,000 en concepto de salarios atrasados, daños y perjuicios para 21 personas empleadas a quienes un mayorista de alimentos de Filadelfia les negaba las horas extras

FILADELFIA - Una investigación federal de las prácticas de pago de un mayorista de Filadelfia ha llevado al Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. para obtener una sentencia acordada en un tribunal federal, la cual exige que las empresas paguen $419,615 a 21 personas empleadas a quienes se les negó deliberadamente los salarios por horas extras.