July 11, 2022

Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recupera $82K en horas extra, compensación por daños para empleados de restaurante del sur de California

Empleador:                                        Zapopan Mexican Food

Lugar de investigación:                    14207 Palm Drive Suite 102

July 11, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $166K in back wages for 106 workers misclassified as independent contractors by Houston auto services company

HOUSTON – A federal investigation has recovered $166,435 in back wages for 106 workers of a Houston company that misclassified them as independent contractors, which deprived the workers of their full benefits and wages, including overtime.

July 11, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recupera $166,000 en salarios atrasados para 106 trabajadores calificados erróneamente como contratistas independientes por una compañía de servicios automotrices de Houston

HOUSTON - Una investigación federal ha recuperado $166,435 en salarios atrasados para 106 trabajadores de una empresa de Houston que los clasificó erróneamente como contratistas independientes, lo que privó a los trabajadores de sus beneficios y salarios completos, incluidas las horas extras.

July 11, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $82K in overtime back wages, liquidated damages for underpaid Southern California restaurant workers

Employer:                                          Zapopan Mexican Food

Investigation site:                              14207 Palm Drive Suite 102

Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

July 11, 2022

Federal investigation recovers $353K in back wages, liquidated damages for 79 sales associates denied overtime by two Metro by T-Mobile operators

ELIZABETH, NJ – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $353,945 in back wages and liquidated damages for 79 sales associates at 12 New Jersey T-Mobile locations whose owners willfully denied the employees overtime wages for hours over 40 in workweek.

July 8, 2022

US Department of Labor investigation recovers $126K for 95 Indiana home healthcare workers after employer fails to pay travel time

FORT WAYNE, IN – A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has found an Indiana provider of home healthcare services violated federal law when it failed to pay workers for time spent driving between clients’ homes, leading to the department’s recovery of $126,162 in back wages for 95 workers.

July 8, 2022

Court injunction prohibits Virginia healthcare provider from obstructing federal investigation, retaliating against employees who cooperate

NORFOLK, VA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has issued a preliminary injunction against a Chesapeake home healthcare provider to prevent the employer from obstructing a U.S. Department of Labor investigation, retaliating against employees who cooperate with investigators and  demanding kickbacks of back wages assessed by the department’s Wage and Hour Division.

July 7, 2022

Following court order, Indianapolis security company pays $370K in back wages, damages to 215 workers after US Labor Department investigation

INDIANAPOLIS – Overtime wages owed to 215 security professionals who patrol Indianapolis International Airport’s grounds, guard local businesses, and provide round-the-clock traffic control in the area were paid following an investigation and litigation by the U.S. Department of Labor.

July 6, 2022

US Department of Labor seeks Maine building construction industry’s input for wage survey to establish accurate prevailing wage rates

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is asking Maine’s building construction industry to participate in a survey to help the agency establish prevailing wage rates, as required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA).

July 6, 2022

US Department of Labor investigation finds Austin restaurant underpaid young workers, exposed minors to hazardous, prohibited occupations

 

Employer name:                    Maw’s CPS SA LLC

                                                         (Operating as Charley’s Philly Steaks)

Investigation site:                  4001 Sunset Blvd.

                                                          San Angelo, TX 76904

July 6, 2022

Dayton home healthcare provider denied $133K in overtime to 63 workers, falsified pay records to mask violations, federal investigation finds

DAYTON, OH – A federal investigation has recovered $133,661 in back wages for 63 workers of a Dayton home healthcare provider who misclassified its employees as independent contractors, denied workers overtime pay and falsified payroll records to hide the violations.

July 5, 2022

US Department of Labor investigation recovers $124K for 40 workers of Hampton Beach clothing retailer, assesses $18K in penalties

MANCHESTER, NH – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has recovered $123,750 in back wages and liquidated damages for 40 workers of a Hampton Beach clothing retailer after finding the employer paid some employees cash off the books and paid straight time for overtime for hours over 40 in a workweek.

July 1, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $285K in back wages for 313 workers of two Morton poultry processing plants that denied them their full wages

MORTON, MS Work in a poultry processing plant is hard: the hours are often long and the jobs expose workers to serious safety and health hazards. In return for subjecting themselves to high noise levels, dangerous equipment, slippery floors, hazardous chemicals and biological dangers, and the common risks of musculoskeletal disorders, a Mississippi worker’s mean annual wage is less than $30,000.

June 30, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recupera $247,000 en salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios para 15 trabajadores de una empresa de construcción de oleoductos a quienes se les negó ilegalmente el pago de las horas extras

CENTER, TX –  Una investigación federal recuperó $247,334 en salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios para 15 trabajadores de una empresa de construcción de oleoductos de Texas a quienes se les negó su salario completo, incluidas las horas extras. Los trabajadores estaban empleados en las obras de la empresa en Luisiana, Oklahoma y Texas.

June 30, 2022

US Labor Department recovers $247K in back wages, damages for 15 workers of oil pipeline construction company that illegally denied them overtime

CENTER, TX – A federal investigation recovered $247,334 in back wages and liquidated damages for 15 workers of a Texas oil pipeline construction company whose pay practices denied them their full wages, including overtime. The workers were employed at the company’s Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas job sites.

June 30, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $62K in back wages, damages for 22 Alabama gas station cashiers denied full overtime wages

BIRMINGHAM, AL – The U.S. Department of Labor recovered $62,568 in back wages and liquidated damages for 22 current and former cashiers of two Alabama gas stations whose operator denied them their full wages by paying them overtime at rates lower than the law requires.

June 30, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $17K in restaurant workers’ tips after employer kept, used them to pay wages, expenses

Employer:                                          Smoky Hearth LLC

Investigation site:                             16607 Champion Way #100

                                                                     Sandy, OR 97055

June 30, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $117K for servers after investigation finds restaurants illegally shared tips with managers, supervisors

HONOLULU – A federal investigation has recovered $117,710 in back wages and liquidated damages for 70 workers of a restaurant group in Hawaii that required servers to share their tips with managers, after the employer reduced managers’ salaries by at least 25 percent. The restaurant operators attempted to make up for the reduction in managers’ salaries by drawing from tipped workers’ wages, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.