March 10, 2022

El juez administrativo del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. ordena al contratista agrícola de Frostproof pagar $ 249.000 en salarios atrasados y sanciones en un acuerdo de conciliación

FROSTPROOF, FL – Un juez federal aprobó un acuerdo con un contratista agrícola de Frostproof (José M. Gracia Harvesting Inc.), quien, según descubrió el Departamento de Trabajo de EE.

March 10, 2022

US Department of Labor administrative judge orders Frostproof farm labor contractor to pay $249K in back wages, penalties in settlement agreement

FROSTPROOF, FL – A federal judge approved a settlement with a Frostproof farm labor contractor – Jose M. Gracia Harvesting Inc. – who the U.S. Department of Labor found shortchanged workers and failed to provide them with safe and sanitary living conditions – a practice that will require him to pay back wages and a civil money penalty.

March 10, 2022

US Department of Labor offers new resources to help combat employer retaliation against workers who exercise their legal rights

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division today published and launched several resources to help combat retaliation by employers against employees for exercising their worker rights. These resources include the following:

March 9, 2022

US Department of Labor investigation finds $37K in back overtime wages, damages for 34 employees at 18 Indiana credit union locations

GOSHEN, IN – At 18 locations across Indiana, a Goshen-based credit union failed to pay 34 mortgage loan advisors and mortgage loan originators the full overtime wages they were due.

March 9, 2022

US Department of Labor alleges Louisiana security company shortchanged 58 workers of overtime wages, seeks recovery of $47K in wages, damages

Date of action:                       January 11, 2022

Type of action:                      Complaint

Names of defendants:          Sentinel Security Group Inc.

March 9, 2022

Tribunal condena empregador de Massachusetts que ameaçou empregado a pagar $25.000,00 em indenizações punitivas, mais $164.000,00 em salários e danos a funcionários insuficientemente pagos

BOSTON – Após uma investigação e litígio pelo Departamento do Trabalho dos EUA, um tribunal federal condenou uma empresa de poda de árvores de Holbrook e seu proprietário – que ameaçaram um ex-funcionário por participar em uma investigação do departamento da Divisão de Horas e Salários – a pa

March 9, 2022

Court orders Massachusetts employer who threatened employee to pay $25K in punitive damages, plus $164K in wages, damages to underpaid employees

BOSTON – Following an investigation and litigation by the U.S. Department of Labor, a federal court ordered a Holbrook tree service company and its owner – who threatened a former employee who participated in an investigation by the department’s Wage and Hour Division – to pay the worker $25,000 in punitive damages.

March 9, 2022

US Department of Labor finds two Georgia Zaxby’s franchise locations endangered young workers, violated child labor, overtime laws

ATHENS, GA – A federal investigation has found two Zaxby’s franchise restaurants in Lilburn and Grayson endangered minor-aged employees and allowed them to work outside of prescribed hours, in violation of federal child labor laws.

March 9, 2022

Un tribunal ordena al empleador de Massachusetts que amenazó a un empleado que pague $25,000 en daños punitivos, además de $164,000 en salarios, daños y perjuicios a los empleados mal pagados

BOSTON - Tras una investigación y un litigio del Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos, un tribunal federal ordenó a una empresa de servicios de árboles de Holbrook y a su propietario -que amenazó a un ex empleado que participó en una investigación de la División de Horas y Salarios d

March 8, 2022

New Kensington landscaper ordered to pay $150K in back wages, penalties after federal investigation, lawsuit

NEW KENSINGTON, PA – A federal court has approved a consent judgment ordering a New Kensington landscaping company and its owner to pay $150,000 in back wages and penalties after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found the employer willfully denied overtime pay to its workers.

March 8, 2022

Court orders home care agency to pay more than $4.5M in back wages, damages to 503 workers after US Department of Labor investigation, litigation

UPPER DARBY, PA – A federal court has ordered an Upper Darby home healthcare agency to pay $4,544,872 in back wages and liquidated damages after U.S. Department of Labor investigators found that the employer misclassified some workers as independent contractors, which denied 503 home health aides their rightfully earned overtime wages.

March 8, 2022

US Department of Labor to provide compliance training to logistics, warehousing, transportation employers in Acadiana on March 17

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

                         Bureau of Labor Statistics

WHAT:           Compliance assistance presentation for logistics, warehousing and transportation employers

WHEN:           March 17, 2022

March 8, 2022

Court orders Akron promotional products company to pay $189K in back wages, damages to workers after US Labor Department investigation

YOUNGSTOWN, OH – A federal judge ordered American Made Bags LLC in Akron and its owner to pay a total of $189,756 – $94,893 in back wages and an equal amount in damages – to 48 employees after two separate federal investigations found numerous illegal pay practices.

March 7, 2022

Getting their full cut: US Department of Labor recovers $331K in back wages for 413 Sioux City slaughterhouse workers

SIOUX CITY, IA – Slaughterhouse workers spend long hours on their feet to process livestock and put beef, pork and other meats on the nation’s dinner tables – essential work that keeps Americans fed. For their labor, employers are legally required to ensure these workers are paid all their rightful wages.

March 7, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $158K in back wages, damages for 91 workers at California warehouse after employer failed to pay workers

BUENA PARK, CA – A U.S. Department of Labor investigation recovered $158,096 in back wages and liquidated damages for employees of a global medical products manufacturer that failed to pay workers, putting many of them at risk of being unable to provide for their basic needs.

March 7, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $39K in back wages, damages for 19 workers under federal contract at FAA facility in Pensacola

PENSACOLA, FL – A commercial cleaning contractor shortchanged 19 workers at a Federal Aviation Administration worksite in Pensacola by failing to combine hours worked at different job sites and not paying prevailing wages and benefits required on federally funded contracts, the U.S. Department of Labor has found.

March 7, 2022

Una empresa de jardinería de Carolina del Sur paga $34,000 dólares en salarios atrasados y multas después de que el Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. descubriera violaciones de los trabajadores invitados H-2B

WALTERBORO, SC - Una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. descubrió que una empresa de jardinería de Walterboro no reembolsó a los trabajadores empleados en EE.UU. bajo el programa de trabajadores invitados H-2B sus gastos de traslados y no pagó las tarifas salariales como se requiere.

March 7, 2022

US Department of Labor finds employer’s pay practices denied 119 Ohio healthcare workers $603K in overtime back wages

COLUMBUS, OH– Home healthcare workers assist their clients with daily living tasks and even stay overnight at their homes to provide around-the-clock care. Despite their essential labor, these workers are sometimes denied all their rightful wages by their employer’s illegal pay practices, as federal investigators found in a recent labor investigation in Columbus.

March 7, 2022

US Department of Labor serves up $188K in back wages, damages for 104 workers at three Chicago pizzerias as employer tries to defy investigators

CHICAGO – While Sarpino’s Pizzeria locations in Chicago promise quick delivery when customers call, the business’ operator was much less responsive when U.S. Department of Labor investigators chose to review the employer’s pay practices.

In fact, investigators with the department’s Wage and Hour Division needed a subpoena to obtain employees’ pay records and it soon became clear why the owner refused to cooperate.

March 7, 2022

Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recupera $169,000 en salarios atrasados, daños para 118 trabajadores de restaurantes en Oregón

PORTLAND, OR - El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. hace cumplir las leyes que protegen los derechos de los trabajadores. También responsabiliza a los empleadores sin escrúpulos que defraudan a sus trabajadores, como sucedió con 118 empleados de tres restaurantes de Oregón después de que una investigación revelara el robo de salarios y otras infracciones.