August 30, 2023

Department of Labor announces proposal to restore, extend overtime protections for 3.6 million low-paid salaried workers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a notice of proposed rulemaking that would restore and extend overtime protections to 3.6 million salaried workers. The proposed rule would guarantee overtime pay for most salaried workers earning less than $1,059 per week, about $55,000 per year.

August 29, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers more than $200K in back wages, damages for 36 employees of Southern Maine bar, grill; assesses $35K in penalties

MANCHESTER, NH – A U.S. Department of Labor investigation into the pay practices and use of child labor at a southern Maine bar and grill has found the employers failed to properly pay 36 workers their wages, falsified timecards to avoid paying overtime, and allowed minors to work long hours in excess of the legal limits. The investigation found that one of these underaged employees cleaned a hazardous meat slicer.

August 29, 2023

Packager/distributor pays $277K to 50 workers after US Department of Labor uncovers H-2B temporary labor program violations in Cortland, New York

ALBANY, NY – A federal investigation has found that a Cortland facility operated by an Illinois global packager and distributor of personal care products violated laws protecting domestic and temporary nonimmigrant workers and recovered more than $277,000 for 50 underpaid workers.

August 29, 2023

Federal court orders Huntley restaurant to pay $105K in back wages, damages to 8 employees after Department of Labor investigation, litigation

CHICAGO – A federal court has ordered the operators of a Huntley restaurant to pay eight employees more than $105,000 in back wages and damages, despite the employers’ attempt to interfere with a U.S. Department of Labor investigation that found they illegally denied the workers their earned overtime wages.

August 28, 2023

El Departamento de Trabajo recupera $540,000 para 268 trabajadores invitados después de que los contratistas de mano de obra agrícola de padre e hijo les negaran el salario completo, y proporcionaran viviendas inseguras

RALEIGH, NC – Dos investigaciones federales han recuperado $540,221 en salarios para 268 trabajadores H-2A de un padre y un hijo que operaban como contratistas de mano de obra agrícola en Carolina del Norte, y cuyas violaciones de las leyes federales incluyeron no pagar a algunos trabajadores sus salarios completos, proporcionar viviendas seguras y adecuadas y reembolsar los costos de transporte de los trabajadore

August 28, 2023

El Departamento de Trabajo recupera $71,000 en salarios atrasados para 25 trabajadores después de encontrar que un proveedor de productos agrícolas de Florida negó el salario mínimo y las horas extras

Empleador:                            Patel Shippers LLC

                                                19925 SW 270th St.

                                                Homestead, FL 33031

August 28, 2023

Department of Labor recovers $540K for 268 guest workers after father, son farm labor contractors denied them full wages, provide unsafe housing

RALEIGH, NC – Two federal investigations have recovered $540,221 in wages for 268 H-2A workers from a father and son, then operating as North Carolina farm labor contractors, and whose violations of federal laws included failing to pay some workers their full wages, to provide safe and adequate housing and to reimburse workers’ transportation costs.

August 28, 2023

Department of Labor recovers $71K in back wages for 25 workers after finding Florida produce provider denies minimum wage, overtime

Employer:                              Patel Shippers LLC

                                                19925 SW 270th St.

                                                Homestead, FL 33031

August 25, 2023

Un tribunal ordena al entrenador de caballos Steve Asmussen Stables a pagar $205,000 en multas y reembolsos tras una investigación y litigio del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU.

NUEVA YORK– KDE Equine LLC – que opera bajo el nombre de Steve Asmussen Stables – ha llegado a un acuerdo con el Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. para reembolsar $129,776 a sus mozos de cuadra y paseadores de caballo para resolver violaciones del programa federal de trabajadores H-2B, que permite a los negocios emplear trabajadores con visa temporal.

August 23, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers $174K in back wages for 50 caregivers employed by Fayetteville independent living service that failed to pay overtime

Employer:                              CAH Inc., operating as Community Alternative Housing

Investigation site:                  2905 Breezewood Ave.

                                                Suite 104 

                                                Fayetteville, NC 28303

August 22, 2023

Department of Labor finds operators of 13 South Carolina Sonic Drive-Ins illegally employed 91 minors to work longer, later than allowed

COLUMBIA, SC – As part of its continuing effort to reverse a significant national increase in child labor violations by employers, the U.S.

August 22, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers $103K in back wages, damages for 104 Dallas workers after foundation contractor failed to pay overtime

EmployerS & W Renovation & Landscape Contractor Inc. operating as S&W Foundation Contractors

Investigation site:
2806 Singleton St.
Rowlett, TX 75088                                

August 22, 2023

Department of Labor obtains order requiring Illinois care provider to pay $324K in back wages, damages to 159 workers denied overtime

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a consent order from a federal judge that orders the owner and administrator of an Illinois home care and home healthcare provider to pay $324,049 in back wages and liquidated damages as part of the department’s effort to recover overtime denied to 159 healthcare workers.

August 21, 2023

US Department of Labor finds 5 Florida skating rinks illegally employing minors later than allowed, assesses $26K in civil penalties

Employers:    Astro Skating Center of Brandon LLC, operating Astro Skate Family Fun Center of Brandon

                        750 W. Robertson St., Brandon, FL 33511

                        Astro Skating Center of Ormond Beach LLC, operating Astro Skate Ormond Beach

                        250 US-1, Ormond Beach, FL 32174

                        CMC Realty Inc., operating Astro Skating Center Tarpon Springs

August 21, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers $77K in wages, benefits for 10 workers working on a federal contract at Cherry Point, Camp Lejeune

Raleigh, nc – A federal investigation has found that a Virginia-based information technology support company under contract with the U.S. Marine Corps incorrectly classified 10 workers as exempt from overtime, leading to the recovery of $77,627 in back wages and benefits owed to them.

August 16, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers $314K in back wages, damages from nursing care service provider that denied overtime to 91 Mississippi workers

GREENVILLE, MS – The paychecks of 91 nurses and others employed by a Greenville staffing agency now include all the wages they rightfully earned, after an investigation by the U.S. Department Labor stopped the agency from denying them overtime pay.

August 15, 2023

Investigation recovers $215K in back wages, liquidated damages for 47 workers denied overtime by New Hampshire restaurant operators

CONCORD, NH – A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has recovered $215,675 in back wages and liquidated damages for 47 employees employed by Miguel Reynosa and Crescencio Reynosa, the operators of two restaurants in Dover and Epping, who denied workers their full wages and permitted four minors to work longer and later than legally permitted.

August 14, 2023

US Department of Labor obtains judgment to recover $47K in back wages, damages after Louisiana security company denied overtime to 58 workers

SHREVEPORT, LA – While security workers sometimes face daunting challenges on the job in return for a median national wage of just $15.13 per hour, 58 industry workers are closer to getting wages owed to them by their Shreveport employer thanks to an action brought by the U.S. Department of Labor.