February 18, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $259K in overtime back wages for 330 Michigan healthcare workers

GRAND RAPIDS, MIEvery day, millions of careworkers tend to the vital needs of people in communities nationwide. They work long hours and put themselves at risk amid the pandemic, yet they are among the nation’s lowest paid workers. Their jobs are made even more difficult when employers fail to pay them all their rightfully earned wages.

February 18, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $61K for 39 workers after investigation finds improper use of Concord restaurant’s tip pool

MANCHESTER, NH – A recent investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found Dos Amigos Burritos LLC, a Concord restaurant operator, improperly included managers in its tip pool. The investigation led to the recovery of $61,788 in tips and liquidated damages for 39 employees to rectify the violation and compensate them properly.   

February 17, 2022

US Department of Labor investigation recovers $1.3M in back wages, finds Texas potato farm denied nearly 500 farmworkers full wages, overtime

DALHART, TX – Each year, hundreds of agricultural workers enter the U.S. with an H-2A visa and make the long trip toward the Texas Panhandle’s far northwest corner. In the small town of Dalhart at Larsen Farms – a sprawling potato farm operated by one of the nation’s largest growers – they work under an open sky, some spending long days in the hot sun harvesting the crop and repairing farm equipment while others keep warehouses operating.

February 17, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $10K in back wages, damages for 23 workers of three Kentucky gas stations, convenience stores

KEVIL, KY – Twenty-three employees of three Kentucky gas stations and convenience stores are now being paid for all the wages they earned after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found their employer violated the law by willfully sidestepping required overtime wages owed.

February 17, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $355K in back wages for 108 workers after investigation of two Atlanta home healthcare agencies

Employers’ names:   Schuetz Enterprises Inc., operating as Regency Home Care Georgia
1750 Old Spring House Lane
Atlanta, GA 30338

Edlyn Healthcare Services Inc.
1755 N. Brown Road, Ste. 200
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

February 17, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $125K in overtime due, prevailing wages for 34 plumbers employed by federal Des Moines project’s subcontractor

DES MOINES, IA – The U.S. Department of Labor recovered $125,000 in back wages for 34 workers after an investigation found a subcontractor paid workers the incorrect prevailing wage rate. The employer paid workers the pipe layer rate when they performed plumbing work on a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development apartment project under federal contract in Des Moines.

February 16, 2022

US Department of Labor offers online compliance webinar for federal contractors, stakeholders, workers amid Bipartisan Infrastructure Law investments

WASHINGTON – The historic investment in our nation’s aging infrastructure made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – signed by President Biden on Nov. 15, 2021 – will have a significant impact on those involved in federal construction contracts. 

February 16, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de EEUU recupera $139,000 en salarios atrasados por horas extras y daños y perjuicios para 21 empleados después que tribunal federal ordenara al empleador que cumpla con sus obligaciones

HOUSTON – Tras una orden de un tribunal federal, el Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. ha recuperado $139,068 en salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios adeudados a 21 trabajadores cuyo empleador de Houston clasificó erróneamente como contratistas independientes y no pagó las horas extras.

February 16, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $137,838 in wages, damages For 71 home health care workers denied overtime

Employer name:        Lubbock Essential Home Health Care Inc., operating as Essential Home Health

Investigation site:      Lubbock, Texas

February 16, 2022

South Carolina home healthcare provider pays $120K in back wages, damages to 36 employees after US Department of Labor finds wage violations

WEST COLUMBIA, SC – The U.S. Department of Labor found a West Columbia home healthcare provider shortchanged 36 employees who provide companionship and personal care for seniors, people with cognitive disorders, mothers of newborns and others who need assistance, by denying them the overtime wages they earned.

February 16, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $139K in overtime back wages, damages for 21 employees after federal court orders employer to comply

HOUSTON – Following a federal court order, the U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $139,068 in back wages and liquidated damages owed for 21 workers whose Houston employer misclassified them as independent contractors and failed to pay overtime wages.

February 15, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $79K in wages for 39 healthcare workers serving individuals with disabilities in Louisiana

Employer name:                    Touch of Grace Services LLC

                                                 Touch of Grace ADHC/LTC LLC

Investigation site:                  Natchitoches, Louisiana

February 15, 2022

Federal investigators find Texas residential builder owed $163K in overtime to employees

FRISCO, TX – A Frisco residential builder received a hefty bill for unpaid overtime wages following a U.S. Department of Labor investigation.  

February 14, 2022

Two Turlock, California agricultural employers shortchanged workers; transported, housed them unsafely, federal investigation finds

TURLOCK, CA – Too often, federal investigators find foreign-born workers brought to the U.S. fail to receive the rights and protections they are legally due. Employers don’t pay them as the law requires, and transport them in unsafe vehicles and house them in overcrowded – and sometimes hazardous – conditions. Employers who exploit these workers gain an unfair advantage over industry competitors and lower standards for domestic workers.

February 14, 2022

Dos empleadores agrícolas de Turlock, California, pagaron de menos a los trabajadores, los transportaron y alojaron de manera insegura

TURLOCK, CA – Con demasiada frecuencia, investigadores federales descubren que trabajadores del extranjero traídos a EE.UU. no reciben los derechos y protecciones que les corresponden por ley. Empleadores no les pagan como requiere la ley, los transportan en vehículos inseguros y los alojan en viviendas hacinadas y en condiciones peligrosas.

February 11, 2022

Federal court orders Weymouth restaurant, owner, to pay $345K in back wages, damages to 13 workers denied overtime, earned tips

BOSTON – An order issued by a federal judge in Massachusetts, has fully granted the U.S. Department of Labor’s motion for summary judgment regarding numerous violations of federal law by a Weymouth restaurant and its owner that deprived workers of their hard-earned wages and tips.

February 10, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $61K in overtime back wages for 60 laborers at Livonia, Michigan, employer

LIVONIA, MI – By misclassifying 60 employees as independent contractors, a Detroit-area employer denied them their full wages and benefits and important protections under federal law – a situation now remedied by a U.S. Department of Labor investigation.

February 10, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $26K in back wages for 16 workers after Flagler Beach restaurant violates federal labor laws

FLAGLER BEACH, FL – A Flagler Beach bar and grill’s decision to keep portions of employees’ credit card tips to cover cash drawer shortages and customer walkouts voided their ability to receive a tip credit and pay each affected worker less than the full federal minimum wage.

February 10, 2022

¿Fue usted un oficial del Departamento de Policía de Puerto Rico entre 2010 y 2014? El Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos puede tener salarios atrasados que se le deben

SAN JUAN, PR – El Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos está buscando a 287 ex-oficiales u oficiales actuales del Negociado de Policía de Puerto Rico, que trabajaron para el negociado entre el 13 de junio de 2010 y agosto 31 de 2014, y que se les deben salarios atrasados como parte de una orden judicial federal del 2016.