December 19, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $144K in back pay, damages for 11 mechanics denied full wages at Southern California tire shop

Employer:                                          B&R Tires Inc.

Investigation sites:                       15115 Whittram Ave.

                                                                  Fontana, CA 92335

December 19, 2022

South Florida frozen custard franchisee pays more than $15K penalty after allowing 14- and 15-year-olds to work outside legally permitted hours

Employer:                                   Ice Custard Hialeah LLC – operating as Rita’s Italian Ice

Investigation sites:                3011 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 33316

                                                         18451 NW 67th Ave., Hialeah 33015

                                                         313 Johnson St., Hollywood 33019

December 19, 2022

North Carolina Chick-fil-A franchisee fined $6K after letting teenagers use hazardous machinery, paying workers with meals, federal investigation finds

Employer:                                          Good Name 22:1 LLC

                                                            Operating as Chick-fil-A

                                                            52 Highland Square

                                                            Hendersonville, NC 28792

 

December 15, 2022

Violaciones salariales de un restaurante en Sioux Falls llevan al Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. a recuperar $279,000 en salarios atrasados por horas extras, daños para 31 trabajadores

 

SIOUX FALLS, SD - El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. ha recuperado $279,070 en salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios del restaurante Sioux Falls que pagó a los trabajadores de la cocina un salario mensual fijo y les negó salarios por horas extras que exceden las 40 horas en una semana laboral.

December 15, 2022

Sioux Falls buffet restaurant’s wage violations lead US Department of Labor to recover $279K in overtime back wages, damages for 31 workers

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $279,070 in back wages and liquidated damages from a Sioux Falls buffet restaurant that paid kitchen workers a flat monthly salary and denied them overtime wages for hours over 40 in a workweek.

December 15, 2022

Investigation recovers $88K in back wages, damages for 32 golf course workers after US Department of Labor finds invalid tip pool, other violations

NEW ALBANY, OH – Federal investigators have recovered $88,822 in back wages and liquidated damages for 32 workers at a New Albany golf course and country club where the employer required tipped employees to share tips with managers and, by doing so, lost their ability to claim a tip credit under the law.

December 15, 2022

US Department of Labor, IRS renew agreement to continue, improve joint effort to combat employee misclassification

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor and the IRS today renewed a memorandum of understanding and added a streamlined process for joint referrals and closer coordination to stop businesses from misclassifying workers and denying them their full wages, benefits and protections under the law.

December 15, 2022

Federal marshals arrest New Jersey restaurant owner who ignored court orders, subpoena for records from US Department of Labor

NEW YORK – The operator of three northern New Jersey restaurants has learned that not cooperating with a federal investigation and ignoring several federal court orders can get you arrested.

December 13, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $59K in back wages for 10 Oklahoma City workers denied full tips, minimum wage, overtime by restaurant employer

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $59,049 in back wages and liquidated damages for 10 workers whose Oklahoma restaurant employer ignored overtime and minimum wage regulations, illegally kept a portion of workers’ tips and allowed minors to work more hours per week than permitted and at times not allowed by the federal child labor laws.

December 13, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo recupera $59K en salarios atrasados para 10 trabajadores de Oklahoma City a quienes se les negó propinas completas, salario mínimo y horas extras

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. ha recuperado $59,049 en salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios para 10 trabajadores cuyo empleador de un restaurante de Oklahoma ignoró las normas de horas extras y salario mínimo, retuvo ilegalmente una parte de las propias de los trabajadores y permitió que menores trabajaran más horas por semana de las permitidas y en horarios no permitidos por las leyes de trabajo infantil.

December 12, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers more than $40K in back pay, damages for Louisiana home healthcare workers denied overtime

Employer name:                    Universal HomeCare Service LLC                                             

Investigation site:                  213 Washington Ave.

                                                           Mansfield, LA 71052

December 8, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers more than $17K for illegally terminated employee after Publix Super Markets Inc. violates medical leave protections

Employer name:        Publix Super Markets Inc.

Investigation site:      3300 Publix Corp. Parkway, Lakeland, FL 33811

December 7, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $250K in wages, damages for servers, bartenders denied full wages, overtime by employer’s illegal pay practices

Employer name:                    Oak Texas Bar & Grill LLC

                                                        Oak Texas Bar LLC

Investigation site:                 7001 N. 10th St., Suite C, McAllen, Texas 78504

                                                         113 S 17th St., McAllen, TX 78501

December 7, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $288K in back wages for 8 workers shortchanged by Virginia commercial roofing contractor

Employer:                           CHU Contracting Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              14020 Thunderbolt Place, Suite 300                                                                                                                                                                                                Chantilly, Virginia 20151

December 7, 2022

US Department of Labor finds garment contractor violated labor laws while producing apparel sold by Stitch Fix, Indigo, Evereve

Employer:                                          Justar Fashion Inc.

Investigation sites:                            2660 Chico Ave.

South El Monte, CA 91733

December 6, 2022

Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. busca a trabajadores actuales y pasados de empleador de Tempe para entregarles parte de $2.6 millones recuperados

PHOENIX – El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. está buscando a empleados actuales y anteriores de un contratista de construcción de Tempe, Arizona, a quienes se les debe entregar parte de los más de $2.6 millones en salarios por horas extra y compensación por daños recuperados después de que un tribunal federal aprobó un dictamen por consentimiento luego de un largo litigio e investigación por parte del departamento.

December 6, 2022

Care industry compliance initiative recovers $1M for 77 workers denied full wages by Seattle-area employers

SEATTLE – While 77 care workers employed by Seattle-area adult family home providers worked long hours to ensure the well-being and daily needs of older adults and people with disabilities, a federal investigation has found their employers were shortchanging them $530,418 in wages.

December 6, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. recupera $503,000 en salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios para 227 trabajadores de un hotel de Panama City Beach que fueron clasificados erróneamente como contratistas independientes

PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL - El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. ha recuperado $503,053 en salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios para 227 trabajadores de una agencia de personal de hoteles en Panama City Beach que les negaba los salarios completos y los beneficios cuando el empleador los clasificaba erróneamente como contratistas independientes.

December 6, 2022

Court enters permanent injunction against food sanitation contractor to end oppressive child labor practices; requires hiring outside compliance specialist

LINCOLN, NE – A federal court in Nebraska today entered a consent order and judgment in which Packers Sanitation Services Inc. LTD – one of the nation’s largest providers of food safety sanitation services – agreed to immediately comply with child labor laws at all facilities nationwide and to take significant steps to ensure future compliance, including employing an outside compliance specialist.

December 6, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. recupera $28,000 en salarios atrasados para 36 trabajadores de restaurantes a quienes se les pagaba ilegalmente como contratistas independientes y se les negaban las horas extras

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. ha descubierto que un restaurante de St. Petersburg se interpuso a la ley federal, lo cual condujo a la recuperación de $28,162 en salarios atrasados para 36 empleados, y cambios en las prácticas de pago de los empleadores. El empleador pagaba ilegalmente al personal de cocina, los lavaplatos y los meseros como contratistas independientes.