December 6, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $28K in back wages for 36 restaurant workers illegally paid as independent contractors, denied overtime pay

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has found a St. Petersburg restaurant ran afoul of federal law, leading to the recovery of $28,162 in back wages for 36 employees, and changes to the employers’ pay practices. The employer illegally paid kitchen staff, dishwashers, and servers as independent contractors.

December 6, 2022

Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recupera $370K para 54 trabajadores de dos restaurantes que no pagaron horas extras y trataron de ocultarlo

LOS ANGELES – El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recuperó $370,194 en salarios atrasados ​​y compensación por daños de los dueños de dos restaurantes en Los Ángeles y Pasadena que ilegalmente negaron el pago de horas extra a 54 trabajadores y trataron de ocultarlo.

December 6, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $503K in back wages, damages for 227 Panama City Beach hotel workers misclassified as independent contractors

PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $503,053 in back wages and liquidated damages for 227 workers of a Panama City Beach hotel staffing agency that denied them full wages and benefits when the employer misclassified them as independent contractors.

December 6, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $370K for 54 workers at two restaurants, whose owners denied overtime pay; attempted to hide violations

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $370,194 in back wages and liquidated damages from the owners of two restaurants in Los Angeles and Pasadena who illegally denied overtime wages to 54 workers, and attempted to hide their misdeeds.

December 5, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $12K in back wages for 3 workers after Georgia nonprofit failed to provide required training

MACON, GA – An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor found a Fort Valley community center’s failure to provide timely career counseling, information and referrals to three adult workers with developmental disabilities led to violations of federal regulations, and the recovery of $12,211 in back wages for the workers.

December 5, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo recupera $12,000 en salarios atrasados para 3 trabajadores después de que una organización sin fines de lucro de Georgia no proporcionara capacitación necesaria

MACON, GA - Una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo descubrió que un centro comunitario de Fort Valley no brindaba asesoría para las carreras profesionales, información ni derivaciones de forma oportuna para tres trabajadores adultos con discapacidades de desarrollo, lo cual ocasionó violaciones de normas federales, y la recuperación de $12,211 en salarios atrasados para los trabajadores.

December 5, 2022

US Department of Labor finds child labor violations by operator of 13 greater Pittsburgh area McDonald’s locations, affecting 101 minor-aged workers

PITTSBURGH – A federal investigation has found child labor violations involving 101 minor-aged workers at 13 McDonald’s locations in the greater Pittsburgh area operated by Santonastasso Enterprises LLC, based in Bridgeville.

November 30, 2022

US Department of Labor extends deadline for West Virginia highway construction projects’ prevailing wage surveys to Dec. 18

CHARLESTON, WV – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division today announced an extension of the deadline for submitting prevailing wage survey by West Virginia’s highway construction industry employers to Dec. 18, 2022.

November 30, 2022

US Department of Labor obtains court judgment ordering Pennsylvania restaurant, owner to pay 68 employees $193K in back wages, damages

AVONDALE, PA – A federal court has approved a consent judgment ordering a Southeast Pennsylvania restaurant to pay a total of $193,817 to 68 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found the employer denied all of the wages owed them by law.

November 29, 2022

Courts order Idaho quarry to pay nearly $1M in back wages, liquidated damages for 60 workers after investigation finds multiple labor violations

BOISE, ID – A federal court and the department’s Office of Administrative Law Judges have ordered an Oakley stone quarry to pay $983,725 in back wages and liquidated damages after U.S. Department of Labor investigators found that the employer violated multiple federal labor laws, which denied 60 workers their rightfully earned wages.

November 29, 2022

Cortes ordenan a cantera en Idaho pagar casi $1M en salarios atrasados y compensación por daños tras investigación del Departamento de Trabajo

BOISE, ID –Un tribunal federal y la Oficina de Jueces de Derecho Administrativo del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. ordenaron a una cantera de piedra de Oakley pagar $983,725 en salarios atrasados ​​y compensación por daños luego que investigadores del departamento encontraran que el empleador violó múltiples leyes laborales federales, negando a 60 trabajadores sus salarios legítimamente ganados.

November 29, 2022

US Department of Labor finds overtime, tip violations; recovers $80K in back wages for 52 workers at 5 Carolina restaurants

Employers:                Fa Fa 318 LLC and Sanxi Inc., operators of Japan House restaurants

 

Investigation sites:   

1989 E. Main St., Suite A, Spartanburg, SC 29307

1703 John B. White Sr. Blvd., Suite C, Spartanburg, SC 29301

2252 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs, SC 29316

November 28, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $32K in back wages for 42 workers after Florida landscaper fails to pay required overtime rates

Employer:   Martinez Lawn & Irrigation Services Corp.

Investigation site:    320 Enterprise St., Ocoee, FL 34761

November 28, 2022

Federal court orders gas station operator to pay $226K in back pay, damages for six New Jersey gas station attendants denied full wages

Employers:                  

Point Pleasant Associates Inc., Owner Bidiawatie Singh and company officer Surjeet Singh                 

355 McKinley Ave. Edison, New Jersey 08050

November 17, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers more than$162K in overtime back pay, damages for Louisiana home healthcare workers denied overtime

Employer name:                     Heaven on Earth Network Inc.

Investigation site:                 3200 Second Ave.

                                                         Lake Charles, LA 70601

November 17, 2022

Court approves judgment ordering two Pennsylvania facilities to pay a total of $513K in back wages, damages to 231 nursing workers denied proper overtime pay

HARRISBURG, PA – The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has approved a consent judgment ordering two central Pennsylvania nursing facilities to pay a total of $256,684 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 231 nursing staff for FLSA violations found during a federal review of the employer’s pay practices.