July 28, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $178K in back wages for 27 workers of Houston employer who misclassified them as independent contractors

HOUSTON – An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $178,358 in overtime back wages for 27 employees of a Houston welding and fabrication company that misclassified them as independent contractors and denied them their full wages and benefits.

July 28, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $608K in wages, liquidated damages after Mountain Mike’s Pizza restaurants’ franchisee denied employees overtime

SAN JOSE, CA – Denying their workers overtime pay when required has had costly consequences for the operators of six northern California pizza franchise locations from whom the U.S. Department of Labor has recovered a total of $608,272 in back wages and liquidated damages for 33 workers.

July 27, 2022

Judge orders concessions operator that shortchanged temporary workers with H-2B visas to pay $203K in back wages, penalties

MINNEAPOLIS – An administrative law judge has dismissed a Minnesota company’s notice of contest and affirmed the U.S. Department of Labor finding that the employer violated a federal program that allows foreign, non-agricultural workers with H-2B visas to temporarily work in the U.S.

July 26, 2022

US Department of Labor finds Virginia tech, engineering contractor underpaid 63 workers $268K in pay, benefits on government-funded project

HAVELOCK, NC – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $268,014 in back wages for 63 workers of a Reston, Virginia, technical and engineering contractor who denied them a portion of their wages and benefits while they worked on a Department of Defense project in Havelock.

July 25, 2022

US Department of Labor investigation finds Gulf Breeze restaurant denied sushi chefs overtime, violated child labor laws

GULF BREEZE, FL A federal investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor at a Gulf Breeze restaurant found several pay practice and child labor violations, including the failure to pay sushi chefs overtime wages due and the employment of 15-year-old workers for more hours per week than the law allows.

July 25, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $115K in back wages, damages for 36 workers after investigation finds New Jersey car wash operator denied overtime

FRANKLIN PARK, NJ – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has recovered $115,801 in back wages and damages for 36 workers after an investigation found their employer denied them overtime pay at two New Jersey car washes.

July 22, 2022

US Department of Labor seeks input from Georgia’s highway construction industry for wage survey to establish accurate prevailing wage rates

ATLANTA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is asking the highway construction industry of Georgia to participate in a survey to help the agency establish prevailing wage rates, as required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts.

July 21, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $290K for 95 food truck-restaurant workers whose Maui employer intentionally denied them full wages

MAUI – A federal investigation has recovered $290,314 in rightfully earned wages and damages owed to 95 workers after the pay practices of their employer – the operator of five Maui food truck-restaurants – willfully denied them their full wages.

July 21, 2022

US Department of Labor heat awareness campaign seeks to protect farmworkers, educate industry employers, others as temperatures soar

DALLAS – To prevent the dangers of heat illness as summer heat descends on the Southwest’s farmworkers, the U.S. Department of Labor is taking immediate measures to raise awareness of the hazards faced by those working to maintain the nation’s food supply.

July 20, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $56K for 31 managers after Taco Bell franchisee misapplies overtime wage rules

NEW BERN, NC – A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has recovered $56,900 for 31 assistant general managers employed by the operator of six Taco Bell franchise locations in North Carolina who shortchanged them by incorrectly denying them overtime wages.

July 20, 2022

US Department of Labor seeks input from Nevada’s highway construction industry for wage survey to establish accurate prevailing wage rates

LAS VEGAS The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is asking Nevada’s highway construction industry to participate in a survey to help the agency establish prevailing wage rates, as required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts.

July 20, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. recupera $56,000 para 31 gerentes después de que una franquicia de Taco Bell aplicara erróneamente las normas de salarios por horas extras

NEW BERN, NC - Una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo ha recuperado $56,900 para 31 subgerentes generales empleados por el operador de seis franquicias de Taco Bell en Carolina del Norte que les pagaron de menos al negarles de forma incorrecta el pago de horas extras.

July 19, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $97K in back wages for 41 emergency medical service workers after finding overtime pay violations

SANFORD, NC – A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has recovered $97,209 in back wages for 41 emergency service workers after finding a Sanford healthcare center denied them federally required overtime.

July 19, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recupera $97,000 dólares en salarios atrasados para 41 trabajadores de servicios médicos de emergencia tras descubrir violaciones de pago de horas extras

SANFORD, Carolina del Norte - Una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos ha recuperado $97,209 en concepto de salarios atrasados para 41 trabajadores de servicios de urgencias tras descu

July 19, 2022

Court prohibits Long Island restaurant, owner from obstructing US Department of Labor investigation, illegally employing child labor

NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a federal court order preventing a Long Island restaurant and its chef/owner from violating federal law by employing young workers at night later than law permits and from obstructing an investigation by the department’s Wage and Hour Division.

July 18, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $175K in back wages, liquidated damages for 59 Port Charlotte workers after finding overtime violations

Employer:                              Pest Eliminators Inc.

Investigation site:                  3314 Harbor Blvd., Unit B

Port Charlotte, FL 33952

July 13, 2022

Una investigación federal recupera $353,000 en salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios para 79 agentes de ventas a quienes dos Metro franquiciados de T-Mobile negaban las horas extras

ELIZABETH, NJ - El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU ha recuperado $353,945 en salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios para 79 agentes de ventas en 12 sucursales de la franquicia T-Mobile en Nueva Jersey cuyos dueños negaron deliberadamente a los empleados sus salarios de horas extras por las horas trabajadas por sobre las 40 en una semana laboral.

July 13, 2022

US Department of Labor finds care homes operator knowingly denied workers’ overtime wages, altered records in failed attempt at cover-up

LOS ANGELES – A recent federal investigation found the owner of seven Los Angeles residential care homes intentionally denied 22 workers more than $56,000 in overtime wages and then attempted to hide their actions by altering timekeeping records. The scheme proved to be a costly mistake.