August 31, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $67K in back pay for 29 workers after Akron employer fails to meet payroll for more than two months

AKRON, OH – Federal wage investigators have recovered $67,294 in unpaid wages for 29 workers after their Akron employer, a tire equipment maker, allowed them to work for months without pay.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found McNeil and NRM Inc. failed to pay workers for two-and-one-half months in 2022. The Fair Labor Standards Act mandates that wages are due on the regular payday for the pay period covered.

August 30, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $44K in back wages for 25 workers after Panama City vacation rental provider denied them overtime pay

Employer:                                   Holiday Beach Rentals Inc.

Investigation site:                  17614 Ashley Drive

                                                          Panama City Beach, FL 32413

August 29, 2022

Missouri steakhouse’s wage violations lead US Department of Labor to recover $171K for 75 workers denied tips, overtime, minimum wages

POPLAR BLUFF, MO – A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has recovered $171,834 for 75 servers, sushi and hibachi chefs employed at a Poplar Bluff restaurant where numerous violations of federal wage and hour laws denied some workers their full tips, and all of them, their legally earned wages.

August 24, 2022

US Department of Labor enforcement initiative seeks to reduce violations of guest worker program by Southeast employers

ATLANTA - An ongoing federal initiative to ensure that Southeast employers comply with federal laws regarding the employment of temporary nonimmigrant workers with H-2B guest visas has made significant progress in holding violators accountable for infringing on workers’ rights.

August 23, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $56K in unpaid overtime, damages for Hawaii landscaping workers

HONOLULU – A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has recovered $28,455 in unpaid overtime wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages from a Big Island nursery and landscaping company after they failed to pay overtime wages to 37 employees.

August 23, 2022

US Department of Labor investigation recovers $602K in back wages for 127 Utah tile installers, finds employer violated overtime rules

SALT LAKE CITY – An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $602,745, in overtime back wages for 127 employees of a Woods Cross tile installation company that denied them their full wages and benefits.

August 23, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $80K in back wages, liquidated damages after temporary staffing agency denied overtime to 108 hospitality workers

Employer:                              Always Reliable Management Services Inc.

Investigation site:                  1815 W. 15th St.

                                                 Panama City, FL 32401

August 23, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers more than $106K in back wages for 105 Louisiana waste workers denied overtime

Employer name:                   IV Waste LLC

Investigation site:                730 South Pierce St.                                                                                     

                                                       New Orleans, LA 70119

August 23, 2022

Una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. recupera $620,000 en salarios atrasados para 127 instaladores de azulejos de Utah, y descubre que el empleador violó las normas de horas extras

SALT LAKE CITY - Una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. recuperó $602,745 en salarios atrasados para 127 empleados de una empresa de instalación de baldosas de Woods Cross que les negaba sus salarios completos y sus beneficios.

August 23, 2022

US Department of Labor obtains court order preventing federal contractor from retaliating against, intimidating workers on Maryland projects

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The U.S. Department of Labor obtained a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to prohibit a federal contractor and its owners from retaliating against former and current employees who cooperate with an investigation by the department’s Wage and Hour Division.

August 22, 2022

Federal court requires Pennsylvania home healthcare agency to pay $293K in back wages, damages to 75 workers denied overtime

SINKING SPRING, PA – The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a consent judgment requiring a Sinking Spring home healthcare agency and its operator– which intentionally misclassified workers as independent contractors and misapplied an overtime rule to avoid paying full wages – to pay 75 caregiver employees a total of $293,990 in back wages and liquidated damages.

August 22, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $65K in back wages, damages for 3 workers denied overtime by gas station operators with history of costly violations

PITTSBURGH –  The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $65,640 in back wages and liquidated damages for three workers at two Pittsburgh-area gas station and convenience stores after its investigation found the employer had a history of shortchanging workers and violating federal overtime laws.

August 18, 2022

Tampa Marco’s Pizza franchisee pays nearly $8K in penalties after allowing 15-year-olds to work outside permitted hours, engage in hazardous duties

Employer:                                      American Pizza Empire LLC

                                                            Marco’s Pizza

                                                            5918 Providence Road

                                                            Riverview, FL 33578

August 18, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $92K in overtime back pay, damages for 18 workers at Indianapolis grocer’s three locations 

INDIANAPOLIS – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $92,326 in back wages and liquidated damages for 18 workers whose employer paid them a fixed weekly rate to stock shelves, serve customers at meat counters and operate cash registers at three LaCanasta Grocery stores in Indianapolis.

August 15, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $113K in back wages, damages for 169 Florida heating, ventilation, air conditioning workers denied overtime

ORLANDO, FL – Investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor of 11 central Florida heating, ventilation and air conditioning contractors have recovered more than $113,000 in back wages and liquidated damages for 169 workers whose employers’ illegal pay practices denied them their full wages.

August 15, 2022

US Department of Labor, Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office establish partnership to protect workers’ rights

ANN ARBOR, MI –The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office have signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding to establish a formal partnership to enforce workers’ rights, conduct joint investigations and outreach efforts, and share information.

August 15, 2022

Una investigación recupera $54,000 en salarios atrasados para 62 trabajadores de la salud paliativa en dos centros de Puerto Rico, a quienes les pagaron incorrectamente como voluntarios

GUAYNABO, PR – Mientras 62 empleados en dos centros de cuidados paliativos de Puerto Rico brindaban servicios esenciales para que los pacientes terminales y sus familias se sintieran cómodos, el Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos realizó una investigación y descubrió que las prácticas salariales de sus empleadores perjudicaban la capacidad de los empleados de cuidar de sí mismos y de sus familias.

August 15, 2022

Ohio nursery owner debarred from foreign labor visa program after US Department of Labor investigation finds repeated violations

PERRY, OH – An Ohio nursery owner’s history of violations, coupled with allegations that they intimidated and threatened workers, and denied them their full wages, has led the U.S. Department of Labor to assess $76,278, in penalties and to debar the Perry employer from participating in the federal agricultural visa program for three years.