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.

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 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 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 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

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 recovers more than $169K in back wages, damages for 235 employees of San Diego drywall contractor who denied overtime pay

SAN DIEGO – A federal investigation has recovered more than $169,000 in back wages and liquidated damages for 235 workers employed by a San Diego drywall contractor who illegally denied piece-rate and hourly workers overtime pay.

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.

August 11, 2023

Court orders horse trainer Steve Asmussen Stables to pay $205K in penalties, reimbursements after US Department of Labor investigation, litigation

NEW YORK – KDE Equine LLC — doing business as Steve Asmussen Stables — has entered into a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor to reimburse its grooms and hot walkers $129,776 to resolve violations of the federal H-2B worker program which permits businesses to employ temporary visa workers.

August 11, 2023

El tribunal declara a un operador de Hampton Inn y a su administrador general en desacato por desafiar la sentencia acordada y exigir el reembolso de los salarios atrasados al personal

QUAKERTOWN, PA - Un tribunal de Pensilvania ha declarado que el administrador general de Quakertown Hampton Inn incurrió en desacato por violar una sentencia acordada en febrero de 2023. La sentencia por desacato requiere que la empresa pague $8,750 en concepto de salarios atrasados, y un monto igual en concepto de daños y perjuicios y $500 en intereses para el personal afectado del hotel, así como $2,000 para reembolsar las costas de investigación y abogados.

August 10, 2023

US Department of Labor assesses Washington mushroom farm with $74K in penalties for H-2A program violations, recovers $59K for workers

Employer:      Ostrom Mushroom Farms LLC

                        1111 Midvale Road

August 9, 2023

Court holds Hampton Inn operator, general manager in civil contempt for defying consent judgment, demanding worker repay back wages

QUAKERTOWN, PA – A federal court in Pennsylvania has found the general manager of a Quakertown Hampton Inn in civil contempt for violating a February 2023 consent judgment. The contempt order requires the employer to pay $8,750 in back wages, an equal amount in liquidated damages and $500 in interest to affected hotel workers, as well as $2,000 to reimburse the department’s investigative and attorney’s fees.

August 8, 2023

Una investigación recupera $45,000 en concepto de salarios atrasados de una empresa de frutas que les negaba a docenas de integrantes de su personal agrícola los salarios completos, el transporte y la vivienda

Nombre de la empresa:       Mt. Clifton Fruit Company LLC

Lugar de investigación:       17581 Mechanicsville Road, Timberville, VA 22853

August 8, 2023

US Department of Labor announces final rule to modernize Davis-Bacon Act

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the issuance of the final rule “Updating the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Regulation” to update regulations that implement the Davis-Bacon Act and Davis-Bacon and Related Acts to reflect better the needs of construction workers on federal construction investments.