April 28, 2021

Lavonia restaurant deprives servers of wages, requires working only for tips

LAVONIA, GA – A Lavonia restaurant’s decision to require its tipped servers to work for tips only by requiring them to cash their paychecks and return their cash wages led to the recovery of $123,869 in back wages for three workers following a U.S. Department of Labor investigation.

April 28, 2021

Wage and Hour Division investigation recovers $3.8M in overtime back wages owed to 1,100 employees of major oil pipeline inspection company in 40 states

SAND SPRINGS, OK – Oilfield pipeline inspectors work long hours performing critical work, keeping more than 2.6 million miles of pipe in the U.S. secure and the communities around them safe. When pipelines explode, the damage can be catastrophic to communities, economies and the environment. The oil and gas industry depends on independent inspection companies to protect this essential infrastructure.

April 28, 2021

US Department of Labor announces final rule delaying portions of 2020 Tip rule

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a final rule delaying portions of the 2020 Tip final rule until Dec. 31, 2021.

April 28, 2021

División de Horas y Salarios recupera $3,8 millones en salarios adeudados a 1.100 empleados de una impresa nacional de inspección de oleoductos

SAND SPRINGS, OK – Los inspectores de oleoductos trabajan muchas horas realizando labores críticas, manteniendo seguras más de 2,6 millones de millas de tuberías en el país, y protegiendo a las comunidades cercanas. Cuando las tuberías fallan, el daño puede ser catastrófico para las comunidades, la economía y el medio ambiente. Las industrias del petróleo y del gas dependen de empresas de inspección independientes para proteger esta infraestructura esencial.

April 28, 2021

Chicagoland area grocer pays $144K in overtime back wages to 14 workers after US Department of Labor investigation

STREAMWOOD, IL – An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division recovered $144,775 in overtime back wages for 14 employees of the Fiesta Market Inc. based in Streamwood.

April 27, 2021

US Department of Labor recovers $15K for 40 guest workers, finds Iota crawfish processor failed to pay legally required wages

IOTA, LA – Each year, Louisiana’s crawfish industry depends on temporary foreign workers who work alongside U.S. workers, from January to July, doing the many jobs needed to ensure a good harvest. They repair and build traps, flood fields, lay and recover traps from fields, repair levees and pipes, and drain and clean equipment and fields, all to supply 95 percent of the small crustaceans that Americans consume annually.

April 27, 2021

Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recupera $15,000 para 40 trabajadores tras detectar que un comerciante de mariscos en Iota no pagó los salarios legalmente requeridos

IOTA, LA – Cada año, la industria de cangrejos de río en Luisiana depende de trabajadores extranjeros temporales que junto a trabajadores estadounidenses realizan, de enero a julio, las labores necesarias para garantizar una buena cosecha. Ellos reparan, construyen, colocan y retiran las trampas en los campos, reparan diques y tuberías, limpian el equipamiento e inundan y drenan los campos. Todo esto se hace para producir el 95% de los pequeños crustáceos consumidos por los estadounidenses anualmente.

April 27, 2021

US Department of Labor offers webinars for Indiana employers on coronavirus-related employee protections during the pandemic

INDIANAPOLIS – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and its Occupational Safety and Health Administration will host representatives of the IRS, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to present a series of webinars for Indiana-area employers and human resources professionals on each agency’s continued response during the coronavirus pandemic.

April 26, 2021

Federal investigation finds Oregon labor contractor violated multiple federal laws related to van crash that killed three migrant farmworkers

SALEM, OR – After a hard day spent loading Christmas trees into delivery trucks bound for homes and offices nationwide, 16 migrant workers packed into a van. As they headed home, a pick-up truck suddenly and violently slammed into the van’s side at a Salem intersection. The collision killed three farmworkers and hospitalized several others with severe injuries.

April 26, 2021

US Department of Labor recovers $500K in back wages for 68 workers after builder’s failure to ensure subcontractors’ compliance leads to violations

SPOKANE, WA – Among its many responsibilities, a general contractor has a duty to make sure all of its subcontractors pay workers on federally funded projects all of the wages they have legally earned.

April 26, 2021

NEWS: US Department of Labor recovers $74K in back wages for 31 workers after investigation finds overtime violations at local restaurant

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL Following a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigation, Joey’s New York Pizza LLC – operating as Joey’s New York Pizza & Italian Restaurant – has paid $74,955 in back wages to 31 workers to resolve overtime violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

April 20, 2021

US Department of Labor investigation reveals Boynton Beach residential construction contractor skirted federal overtime laws

BOYNTON BEACH, FL – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division works hard to help employers understand that violating federal labor laws can be costly, a lesson a Boynton Beach-based residential construction contractor has learned.

April 20, 2021

US Department of Labor recovers more than $358K in back wages for 50 workers at Tennessee home healthcare service

OLIVER SPRINGS, TN – Fifty workers misclassified as independent contractors by an Oliver Springs home health care service provider received a total of $358,675 in back wages to resolve overtime violations found in a U.S. Department of Labor investigation.

April 20, 2021

US Department of Labor opens national dialogue to improve outreach to teens on workplace issues of safety, wages, job training, discrimination

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Department of Labor is extending an invitation to teens, parents, educators, employers and other interested stakeholders to join a national online dialogue through April 30 to gather ideas on how the department can connect with teens better.

April 20, 2021

US Department of Labor files suit against Fort Washington company after investigation finds minors illegally made door-to-door sales

FORT WASHINGTON, PA – A Fort Washington organization that employed at-risk teens to peddle candy and other items door-to-door is alleged to have violated federal child labor laws. 

April 20, 2021

US Department of Labor recovers $129K in back wages for 154 workers at Ziegler Tire locations in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH – For more than a century, The Ziegler Tire and Supply Company has changed tires and wheels, and made repairs on all types of vehicles at locations in Ohio and surrounding states, but the company fell flat when it came to paying workers in three states for all the wages they legally earned.

Following a federal investigation that found overtime and recordkeeping violations, the U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $129,612 in back wages for 154 workers in Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Ohio.  

April 19, 2021

US Department of Labor recovers $91K in back wages for 79 workers at Kellogg Superfund site

KELLOGG, ID – Subcontractors on a federally funded Superfund project in Kellogg failed to pay workers all the wages they earned, until a U.S. Department of Labor investigation recovered $91,116 in back wages and benefits for 79 employees.  

April 19, 2021

US Department of Labor recovers $20K in back wages for 31 workers after investigation finds overtime violations by North Charleston company

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – During the pandemic, commercial cleaning workers remain a lifeline to businesses, keeping employees, customers and others safe. These workers risk coronavirus exposure in return for the wages they need to care for themselves and their families.

April 19, 2021

US Department of Labor investigation finds three Florida mail-hauling contractors in violation of federal contract requirements

ORLANDO, FL – Private mail carriers provide useful support in mail delivery across the nation, and those who work for these federal contractors are expected to meet schedules, and follow specific standards. When three Florida-based contractors failed to deliver all of the workers’ hard-earned wages, the U.S. Department of Labor responded on the workers’ behalf.

April 12, 2021

Maggiano’s Little Italy pays $116K in back wages after US Department of Labor finds minimum wage, overtime violations

PHILADELPHIA – Many chain restaurant managers hold pre-shift meetings to motivate their employees, reinforce training, update the day’s menu and, ultimately, to maximize profits. The time spent in these meetings is typically time for which employers should also be paying their workers, something a well-known national restaurant chain learned in a recent U.S. Department of Labor investigation.