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 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.

April 4, 2024

Court orders holiday wreaths producer to pay $1.8M in back wages, damages to 700 workers; wage investigation began after van crash injured workers

SEATTLE – A federal court has ordered a producer of Christmas wreaths and seasonal greens for major retailers — including Costco, Publix, Target, Trader Joe’s, Walmart and Wegmans — to pay $1.85 million in back wages and damages to nearly 700 workers after the U.S. Department of Labor found the employer failed to pay required overtime wages and violated migrant and seasonal workers’ rights.

April 3, 2024

US Department of Labor survey depends on Guam’s construction employers to complete wage survey, establish accurate prevailing wages, benefits

DEDEDO, Guam – The U.S. Department of Labor encourages construction industry employers in Guam to participate in a survey to help establish accurate prevailing wage rates and reduce the need for contractors to seek additional labor classifications.

April 2, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $125K in back wages for 23 workers after finding Lexington pub, restaurant operated invalid tip pool

Employer:                             Krafty Draft Brew Pub LLC

                                                269 Charter Oak Road 

                                                Lexington, SC 29072

March 29, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $25K in back wages, damages after finding Cowpens plumbing company shortchanged 17 workers’ overtime

Employer:                       Williams Plumbing & Associates Inc.

                                                243 Battleground Road

March 28, 2024

Ohio painting company pays $30K in child labor penalties for employing 17-year-old teens to paint houses, work from roofs

Employers:    Neubert Painting Inc., Brook Park, Ohio

                         John Neubert, owner

Action:           U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigation

March 27, 2024

Court orders Minnesota carnival operators to pay $146K in back wages to temporary foreign workers denied wages, $63K in civil money penalties

Employers:    GoldStar Amusements Inc., owner Michael Featherston, Fairbault, Minnesota

                         Lee’s Concessions Inc., owner Connie Featherston, Fairbault, Minnesota          

Action:           U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Law Judge decision

Court:             U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges, Cincinnati, Ohio

March 27, 2024

Department of Labor recovers nearly $100K in wages, damages for 31 misclassified Oklahoma construction workers

Employer name:                      Future Inc.

Investigation sites:               10216 Oak Dr

                                                        Newalla, OK 74857

March 27, 2024

El Departamento de Trabajo recupera casi $100K en salarios, daños y perjuicios para 31 trabajadores de construcción en Oklahoma

Nombre de la empresa:                    Future Inc.

Lugares de la investigación:           10216 Oak Dr.

March 26, 2024

Federal court forbids Framingham restaurants, owner from threatening workers during US Department of Labor investigation, litigation

BOSTON  The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a consent preliminary injunction and order in federal court forbidding a Framingham restaurant and its owner from threatening or retaliating against employees and interfering with the department’s ongoing litigation.

March 25, 2024

Investigation recovers $560K for workers denied full wages, benefits by District of Columbia behavioral health department’s group homes provider

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered more than $560,000 after its investigation found an operator of group homes deprived 34 workers in the District of Columbia-area of their full wages and fringe benefits.

March 25, 2024

US Department of Labor requires Tennessee parts manufacturer to turn over profits from oppressive child labor use, compensate victims

GREENVILLE, TN – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of the Solicitor has obtained a federal consent judgment that requires a Morristown manufacturer of outdoor power equipment components for major companies including John Deere, Toro and Yamaha to stop employing children illegally and to follow federal child labor laws in the future. 

March 25, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers more than $140K in back wages, damages for 118 home healthcare workers employed by two Louisiana companies 

NEW ORLEANS  Among the nation’s lowest paid workers, home healthcare employees are asked to work long hours routinely to provide help to people in need. Too often, these workers are shortchanged by employers’ unfair pay practices as was the case for 118 employees of two North Louisiana home healthcare providers, Twin City Home Care Services in Monroe and Divine Services LLC in Minden. 

March 21, 2024

US Department of Labor files complaint after investigation finds $963K in back wages, damages for 29 employees denied overtime by tree service

Employers:    Red Oak Tree Service Inc., Crystal Lake, Illinois

                        Humberto Gonzalez, owner

                        

Action:           U.S. Department of Labor complaint filing

 

Court:             U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Western Division (Rockford)

March 21, 2024

US Department of Labor fines Utah Baskin Robbins franchisee for violating federal child labor law at 8 locations

Employer name:        JODE LLC, operating as Baskin Robbins 

Investigation sites:   51 Northwest State St., American Fork, UT 84003

                                             530 S. Main St., Bountiful, UT 84010

                                             435 State, St., Clearfield, UT 84015

                                            1088 E Gentile St., Layton, UT 84041