May 10, 2022

US Department of Labor to hold listening session for Southeast employers, industry stakeholders on possible revisions to overtime regulations

ATLANTA The U.S. Department of Labor will hold an online listening session with Southeast employees, employers and other stakeholders on May 17, 2022, on possible revisions to the regulations that enforce the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime exemptions for executive, administrative and professional employees.

May 10, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $131K in back wages for workers, assesses $13K in penalties after finding multiple H-2A violations, missed payroll

ATLANTA – A call to the “Employment, Education and Outreach” hotline maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor led federal investigators to find a Baxley farm labor contractor – who violated several federal laws related to the employment of migrant and seasonal workers previously – had broken the law again, this time for missing a payroll.

May 10, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. renueva su colaboración sobre los derechos laborales con los gobiernos de El Salvador, Guatemala y Honduras

WASHINGTON – El Departamento de Trabajo de Estados Unidos ha renovado hoy su asociación con los gobiernos de El Salvador, Guatemala y Honduras para fortalecer la colaboración con sus embajadas y consulados en Estados Unidos, y para proporcionar información sobre las leyes que gobiernan la seguridad y la salud ocupacional, los salarios y las horas de trabajo, y otras cuestiones laborales a las que se enfrentan las personas de estos países mientras trab

May 10, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos recupera $131K dólares en salarios atrasados para los trabajadores e impone sanciones de $13K después de encontrar múltiples violaciones de H-2A, como la falta de pago de nóminas

ATLANTA - Una llamada a la línea directa de “Empleo, Educación y Capacitación” mantenida por el Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos, llevó a los investigadores federales a descubrir que un contratista de mano de obra agrícola de Baxley – que ya había violado varias leyes federales relacionadas con el empleo de trabajadores migrantes y estacionales – había vuelto a infringir l

May 9, 2022

Department of Labor investigation underscores role of manufacturers, retailers in perpetuating exploitative working conditions

SAN DIEGO – Official merchandise for artists including the Rolling Stones, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Willie Nelson or Ariana Grande may have been made by workers at a San Diego silk-screening contractor who denied them the wages they earned for their work.

May 9, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $624K in back wages for 92 Charleston restaurant workers after finding minimum wage, overtime pay violations

CHARLESTON, SC – A Charleston restaurant shortchanged 92 workers by forcing them to participate in an illegal tip pool that included management and other typically non-tipped employees, which led to federal minimum wage and overtime violations, a U.S. Department of Labor investigation has revealed.

May 9, 2022

Federal court orders Maryland eldercare providers, owners to pay $364K in back wages, damages to 132 underpaid workers

BALTIMORE – A federal judge has ordered four interrelated Upper Marlboro providers of assisted living, adult day care and transportation services to pay $364,604 – $182,302 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages – to 132 workers after the U.S. Department of Labor found numerous pay practice infractions in a Wage and Hour Division investigation.

May 9, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. recupera $624,000 en concepto de salarios atrasados para 92 trabajadores de restaurantes de Charleston tras descubrir violaciones de salarios mínimos y pagos de horas extras.

CHARLESTON, SC - Un restaurante de Charleston pagaba de menos a 92 trabajadores al obligarlos a participar en propinas compartidas ilegales, que incluían a los encargados y a otros empleados que no suelen recibir propinas, lo que dio como resultado violaciones del salario mínimo federal y de las horas extras, según reveló una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU.

May 9, 2022

Florida pediatric special needs caregiver to pay $303K in back wages to 160 workers after US Department of Labor investigation finds overtime violations

Employer: Angels on Earth PPEC Inc.

Investigation sites:  

12200 Menta St., Orlando 32837

110 Patterson Road, Haines City 33844

335 Pineda Court, Melbourne 32940

7405 U.S. Highway 98 North, Lakeland 33809

May 9, 2022

Federal judge upholds $1.9M in penalties for child labor abuses by Paragon Contractors Corp., owner Brian Jessop, others after lengthy litigation

SALT LAKE CITY – A federal judge has upheld an assessment by the U.S. Department of Labor of $1,964,450 in civil money penalties against Paragon Contractors Corp. and its owner Brian Jessop.

May 6, 2022

Federal court orders four Rhode Island medical practices, owners to pay $175K in wages, damages to 103 underpaid employees

PROVIDENCE, RI – Four Ocean State medical facilities in Providence and West Greenwich, and their owner and operator, will pay $175,000 in back wages and liquidated damages to 103 employees to resolve violations of federal overtime requirements, after an investigation and litigation by the U.S. Department of Labor. The employer will also pay $50,000 in civil money penalties.

May 6, 2022

US Department of Labor to hold listening session for Northeast employers, industry stakeholders on possible revisions to overtime regulations

PHILADELPHIA The U.S. Department of Labor will hold an online listening session with employees, employers and other stakeholders in the Northeast on May 13, 2022, on possible revisions to the regulations that enforce the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime exemptions for executive, administrative and professional employees.

May 5, 2022

US Department of Labor seeks temporary restraining order against Huntley restaurant, owners for intimidating workers during federal wage investigation

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a complaint and has asked a federal court to issue a temporary restraining order against a Huntley restaurant and its owners for retaliating and intimidating workers illegally during an investigation by the department’s Wage and Hour Division.

May 4, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $143K in wages for 90 workers in New Orleans whose employer denied them overtime

Employer name:                    United Cerebral Palsy of Greater New Orleans Inc.

Investigation site:                  New Orleans, Louisiana

May 4, 2022

US Department of Labor will hold listening session for Midwest workers, advocates, union representatives on possible revisions to overtime regulations

CHICAGO The U.S. Department of Labor is holding a series of listening sessions with employees and their stakeholders on possible revisions to the regulations that enforce the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime exemptions for executive, administrative and professional employees.

May 4, 2022

US Department of Labor investigation finds Arizona landscaping company denied full wages, retaliated against workers

PHOENIX – Following a U.S. Department of Labor investigation that found a Phoenix-area landscaping company and its owner used illegal pay practices, lied to investigators and intimidated workers, a consent judgment has been entered in federal court to recover back wages and damages for employees and hold the employer accountable.

May 4, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $77K in wages, damages for restaurant workers denied overtime at nine Arkansas and Missouri locations

Employer name:                    3Pointe Restaurant Group Holdings LLC

Investigation sites:               4507 W Walnut St., Rogers, AR 72756

                                                        1049 N Salem Road, Fayetteville, AR 72704

                                                        6800 W Sunset Ave., Springdale, AR 72762

May 3, 2022

US Department of Labor invites federal construction industry contractors, workers, other stakeholders to online forum on wage compliance, other issues

WHO:           U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division

WHAT:          Construction and Government Contracting Forum

WHEN:         May 17 and 18, 2022

May 3, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $87K in wages for pest control technicians denied overtime in Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas

Employer name:                    Arrow Pest Control of Baton Rouge Inc.,

                                                      doing business as Arrow Termite and Pest Control Co.

Investigation site:                  Baton Rouge, Louisiana

May 3, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $94K in back wages, damages for 33 underpaid employees of Las Vegas construction company

LAS VEGAS – A federal investigation has recovered $94,112 in back wages and liquidated damages for 33 workers of a Las Vegas construction company that denied them overtime wages by misclassifying the workers as independent contractors. The investigation also found that the employer denied a worker sick leave in violation of the Family First Coronavirus Response Act.