March 13, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in South Carolina Contractor Paying $43,663 in Back Wages, Damages for Overtime Violations

LEXINGTON, SC After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Lucas Builders Inc. – based in Lexington, South Carolina – has paid $43,663 in back wages and liquidated damages to 15 employees for violating overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

March 12, 2020

Houston Restaurants Pay $150,000 to Resolve Federal Minimum Wage, Overtime Violations After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

HOUSTON, TX – After investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Ryuko International LLC and Izakaya WA-River Oaks – both doing business as Izakaya WA in Houston, Texas – have paid $150,371 in back wages to 18 employees to resolve minimum wage and overtime violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

March 11, 2020

Landscape Contractor Pays Back Wages, Penalties for H-2B, Overtime Violations Found in U.S. Department of Labor Investigations

KATY, TX After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Terry’s Landscape LLC – based in Katy, Texas – has paid $5,165 in back wages and $20,399 in civil money penalties to settle H-2B non-immigrant visa program violations and $6,472 in back wages for violating the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

March 5, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Finds Florida-based Farm Labor Contractor Violated Guest Worker Visa Requirements at 5 North Carolina Farms

RALEIGH, NC – After a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation, SBHLP Inc. – a Lake Placid, Florida-based H-2A labor contractor that supplied workers for five North Carolina farms – is required to pay $224,249 in wages to 194 employees for violating requirements of the H-2A visa program. The department also assessed the employer a $239,430 civil penalty and debarred the labor contractor for 3 years.

March 4, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Tennessee Landscaping Company Violated H-2B Visa Program Requirements

ROCKVALE, TN – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Outdoors Unlimited Inc. – a landscaping company based in Rockvale, Tennessee – will pay $52,000 in back wages to 21 employees for violating labor provisions of the H-2B visa program. WHD also debarred the employer from participating in the H-2B temporary non-agricultural labor certification program for one year.

March 3, 2020

CORRECTION: Idaho Construction Company to Pay Employees $48,206 After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Overtime, Child Labor Violations

BOISE, IDAHO – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Cano Roofing Inc. – a construction company doing business as Signature Roofing in Eagle, Idaho – will pay $48,206 to 68 employees for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime requirements. WHD also assessed $5,526 in civil penalties to Cano Roofing Inc. for several child labor violations.

March 3, 2020

Houston Contractor Pays Back Wages After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Overtime Violations

HOUSTON, TX After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), D & V Painting Services – based in Houston, Texas – has paid $67,363 in back wages for violating the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

March 3, 2020

Sulphur, Louisiana, Contractor Pays $495,901 in Back Wages After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Overtime Violations

SULPHUR, LA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Versa Integrity Group Inc. – based in Sulphur, Louisiana – has paid $495,901 in back wages to 411 employees for violating the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

March 2, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $139,165 in Back Wages For Texas Rio Grande Valley Oil Field Diesel Services Workers

MISSION, TX – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Mobile Diesel Services LLC – based in Mission, Texas – has paid $139,165 to 47 employees to resolve violations of the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

March 2, 2020

Idaho Construction Company to Pay Employees $48,206 After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Overtime, Child Labor Violations

BOISE, IDAHO – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Cano Roofing Inc. – a construction company doing business as Signature Roofing in Eagle, Idaho – will pay $48,206 to 68 employees for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime requirements. WHD also assessed $5,526 in civil penalties to Cano Roofing Inc. for several child labor violations.

March 2, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Obtains Judgment Requiring Adult Care Provider To Pay $400,000 in Back Wages, Damages and Penalties

PITTSBURGH, PA The U.S. Department of Labor has secured a $400,000 consent judgment for violations of the overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by Heart II Heart LLC – a company providing adult community residential rehabilitation homes for individuals with disabilities in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

March 2, 2020

Arkansas Boat, ATV, Motorcycle Dealer Pays $26,265 in Back Wages After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Overtime Wage Violations

LITTLE ROCK, AR – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Bradford Marine Inc. – doing business as Bradford Marine & ATV headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas – has paid $26,265 in back wages to 28 employees for violating the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

March 2, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Conducts Education and Enforcement Campaign To Increase Compliance in Southeast’s Agricultural Industry

ATLANTA, GA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is currently engaged in an education and enforcement initiative to increase compliance with federal labor laws in the Southeast’s agricultural industry, educate stakeholders, employers and employees, and to provide employers with compliance assistance.

March 2, 2020

Two Florida Electrical Contractors Pay $175,413 in Back Wages and Benefits After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Federal Contract Violations

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), J & Brothers Electrical Corp. and Southern Integrated Systems LLC – two Florida-based residential and commercial electrical contractors, working on a federally funded project – have paid $175,413 in back wages and fringe benefits to 46 employees for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Davis Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA) and the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (CWHSSA).

February 28, 2020

Oregon Car Dealership Pays Penalty for Child Labor Law Violations

PORTLAND, OR – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Landmark Ford Inc. – a car dealership in Tigard, Oregon – has paid $27,451 to resolve child labor violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

WHD investigators found Landmark Ford Inc. employed minors – ages 16 and 17 – to work as lot attendants tasked with occupations prohibited under FLSA’s youth employment provisions, such as driving vehicles on public roadways, and loading and operating trash compactors.

February 25, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds South Carolina Electrical Contractor Violated Overtime Requirements

FORT MILL, SC – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Simpson Electric Co. – a residential electric company based in Fort Mill, South Carolina – has paid $21,500 in back wages to 116 employees for violating overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

February 25, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Charleston Holiday Inn Paying $58,233 in Back Wages and Damages for Overtime Violations

CHARLESTON, SC After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Tara of Charleston LLC – a Charleston, South Carolina-area company operating a Holiday Inn – has paid $58,233 in back wages and liquidated damages to 55 employees for violating overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

February 18, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Slidell, Louisiana Contractor Paying $78,038 to 12 Employees

SLIDELL, LA – After an investigation by the a U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Superior Air Conditioning and Heating LLC – based in Slidell, Louisiana – has paid $78,038 in back wages and fringe benefits to 12 employees for violating requirements of the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

February 11, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Obtains Judgment Requiring Texas Contractor To Pay $318,244 to 69 Employees at Two Hawaiian Hotels

HONOLULU, HI – The U.S. Department of Labor has secured a $318,244 consent judgment against Steve Hoegger & Associates Inc. – a general contractor based in Wylie, Texas – for failing to pay overtime to employees who worked more than 40 hours per week, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), at two Hawaii hotels. The settlement follows an investigation by the department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD).

February 11, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Conducting Wage Survey of Guam’s Building, Heavy, Highway and Residential Construction Projects

HAGATNA, GUAM – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is conducting a building, heavy, highway and residential construction survey in Guam to collect data to establish prevailing wage rates, as required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts.

The survey is not limited to federally funded construction projects, and covers active building, heavy, highway and residential construction projects in Guam between May 1, 2019, and April 30, 2020.