April 23, 2024

Biden-Harris administration finalizes rule to increase compensation thresholds for overtime eligibility, expanding protections for millions of workers

WASHINGTON – The Biden-Harris administration today announced a final rule that expands overtime protections for millions of the nation’s lower-paid salaried workers by increasing the salary thresholds required to exempt a salaried bona fide executive, administrative or professional employee from federal overtime pay requirements. 

April 22, 2024

Federal court orders 4 Arizona contractors to pay over $3.2M in owed wages, damages to 890 workers after Department of Labor investigations

PHOENIX – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that efforts to protect residential construction workers from unlawful pay practices have recovered a total of $3.2 million in wages and damages from four Arizona contractors for 890 workers.

April 18, 2024

Departamento de Trabajo recupera $447,000 para 60 trabajadores de tiendas de alimentos a los que empleador en condado de Kern no pagó horas extras

SACRAMENTO, CA. El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recuperó $447,952 en salarios y compensación por daños a operador de tres tiendas de alimentación del condado de Kern para 60 trabajadores después de que una investigación federal descubrió que el empleador ilegalmente negó pagar como sobretiempo las horas trabajadas por encima de 40 en una semana laboral.

April 18, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $447K in back wages, damages for 60 grocery workers denied overtime by Kern County employer

SACRAMENTO, CA The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $447,952 in back wages and damages from the operator of three Kern County grocery stores for 60 workers after a federal investigation found the employer illegally withheld overtime wages for hours over 40 in a workweek.

April 17, 2024

Department of Labor to host online forum May 8-9 for employers, workers, other stakeholders on compliance with federal workplace regulations

WHO:             U.S. Department of Labor 

WHAT:          2024 Forum: 

                        Ensuring a Strong Foundation of Compliance with Federal Labor Laws in Construction

WHEN:          May 8-9, 2024

                       9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT

WHERE:       No cost to attend this online event. Registration is required for each day individually. 

April 16, 2024

Department of Labor recovers $254K in back wages, damages for 20 workers denied overtime by Bergen County landscaping company

Employer name:       

John Mirza Landscaping Inc.  

Employer address:    

49 Spring Valley Road

Montvale, NJ 07645 

April 15, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $34K in back wages, benefits for 9 workers misclassified by subcontractor on federal project in District of Columbia

Employer name:       Day-Debut Mechanical Inc.

Employer address:    22421 Goshen School Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20882

April 12, 2024

Li Roq Ruq'il li Awab'ejilal chirix li K'anjelak yoo xsik'b'aleb' li nakek'anjelak li maji' nakexk'ul xtojb'aleb' ut lix k'ajkamunkileb' chirix chik naq ak xe'ru xtawb'al $3.8 millones chi tumin rik'in laj eechal re li oob' (5) chi ninqi k'ay re kaxlan li

WEST COVINA, CA – Eb' li nakek'anjelak chaq sa' li oob' (5) chi ninqi k'ay re kaxlan aran La Puente ut City of Industry se' California naru' naketz'aqon sa' li $3.8 millones chi tumin re lix tojb'aleb' maji' xetoje' reheb' ut lix q’ajkamunkileb’  xb'aan li majewaak xexk'ul chaq, xtawman li tumin a'an sa' xk'ab'aheb' ut a'an Li Roq Ruq'il li Awab'ejil chirix li K’anjelak re li tenamit Estados Unidos li kipleetin  chaq rix choq reheb'.

April 12, 2024

Departamento de Trabajo busca a trabajadores de 5 empresas avícolas de La Puente y City of Industry para darles su parte de $3,800,000 recuperados

WEST COVINA, CA - A empleados de cinco empresas avícolas de California en La Puente y City of Industry se les puede deber parte de más de $3,800,000 en salarios atrasados y compensación por daños recuperados para por el Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU.

April 12, 2024

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU., en su búsqueda de salarios adeudados a los trabajadores, recupera USD 156,000 en beneficios negados por Libertytown, subcontratista de plomería, después de la investigación

LIBERTYTOWN, MD. Las personas empleadas por un subcontratista de plomería de Libertytown que trabajaron en un proyecto de construcción de Woodyard Station pueden optar a recibir su parte de los USD 156,495 en salarios y beneficios adicionales recuperados por una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU.

April 12, 2024

Ja kye aq´nil njyon kyi’je aq´unal na´mx t-chjet kypwaq ti’jo pwaq $3.8 millones otaq txi najtaq toj 5 ja te aq’unab’il b’inchel eky’ o chi naj toj La Puente, City of Industrry.

WEST COVINA, CA – Aye aq´unal nchi aq´unan kyoje jwe’ ja te aq’unab’il nchi b´inchen eky´ toj California ex toj La Puente ex toj City Industry ch´ime at k’as kye tib’ajxe $3.8 millones kyi´je pwaq na´mx txi chjet kye ex ti´jo jni’ ma b´aj kyi´j ti´j tb´i ja kye aq´unel te Estados Unidos.

April 12, 2024

Department of Labor seeking workers owed back wages, damages after recovery of $3.8M from owner of 5 defunct La Puente, City of Industry poultry companies

WEST COVINA, CA – Employees of five California poultry processing companies in La Puente and City of Industry may be owed a share of more than $3.8 million in back wages and damages recovered on their behalf by the U.S. Department of Labor.

April 11, 2024

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. recupera más de USD 518,000 para 54 trabajadores que recibían salarios inferiores a los correspondientes por parte de un subcontratista de New Hampshire en un lugar de trabajo en Massachusetts

BOSTON. El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. recuperó USD 518,446 en salarios atrasados para 54 trabajadores tras haber descubierto que un subcontratista de New Hampshire no pagó los salarios vigentes ni las tasas de beneficios a los trabajadores de la construcción en un proyecto financiado por el Estado federal en el Natick Soldier Systems Center en Natick.

April 11, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $37K in back wages for 35 caregivers misclassified as independent contractors by Williston home care provider

Employer:       Circle of Love Home Care LLC 

Investigation site:  14102 Church St., Williston, SC 29853

April 11, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers more than $518K for 54 workers underpaid by New Hampshire subcontractor at Massachusetts worksite

BOSTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $518,446 in back wages for 54 workers after finding a New Hampshire subcontractor did not pay prevailing wage and fringe benefits to construction workers on a federally funded project at the Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick.

April 9, 2024

Tribunal ordena a productor de coronas navideñas pagar $1.8M en salarios y daños a 700 trabajadores tras accidente de camioneta

SEATTLE - Un tribunal federal ha ordenado a un productor de coronas navideñas para su venta por grandes comercios, incluidos Costco, Publix, Target, Trader Joe’s, Walmart y Wegmans, pagar $1.85 millones en salarios atrasados y daños a casi 700 trabajadores después de que el Departamento de Trabajo de Estados Unidos descubriera que el empleador no pagó los salarios de horas extras requeridos y vulneró los derechos de los trabajadores migrantes y de temporada.

April 9, 2024

US Department of Labor seeking workers owed wages, benefits denied by Libertytown plumbing subcontractor after investigation recovers $156K

LIBERTYTOWN, MD – Individuals employed by a Libertytown plumbing subcontractor who worked on a Woodyard Station construction project may be eligible to receive their share of $156,495 in wages and fringe benefits recovered by a U.S. Department of Labor investigation.

April 5, 2024

Department of Labor finds two employees worked for free to pay for hotel lodging, Michigan operator denied them and other workers full wages

IONIA, MI ‒ The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered a total of $110,000 in back wages and liquidated damages for six employees of an Ionia hotel, including two who worked there for more than 40 hours per week for nearly 10 months without pay. The couple thought they were working in exchange for free lodging at the hotel, but the hotel still charged them for their stay on some nights they worked.