January 25, 2024

US Labor Department recovers $33K in back wages for 28 workers after Lake City ambulance services failed to pay overtime at required rates

Employer:                              Excelsior Ambulance Service Inc.

                                                173 SE Baya Drive

                                                Lake City, FL 32025

January 24, 2024

El Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos recupera $901,000 en salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios para 75 trabajadores de una tienda de comestibles a los que el empresario negó el pago de horas extraordinarias

MIAMI: El Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos ha recuperado $901,625 en concepto de salarios atrasados e indemnización por daños y perjuicios para 75 trabajadores de una tienda de comestibles de Florida tras comprobar que su empleador les exento erróneamente del pago de horas extraordinarias.

January 24, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers more than $180K in back wages, damages for 63 Colorado HVAC employees

Employer name:        Comfort Air of Grand Junction LLC

Investigation site:     746 Scarlet St.

                                            Grand Junction, CO 81505

January 24, 2024

Department of Labor recovers $27K in back wages, damages for Kanawha County Parks and Recreation Commission workers denied overtime pay

Employer name:  Kanawha County Parks and Recreation Commission, doing business as Big Bend Golf, doing business as Coonskin Park

Investigation sites: 

375 Henry C Hoppy Shores Drive, Charleston, West Virginia 25302

151 Riverview Drive, Tornado, West Virginia 25202

January 24, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $901K in back wages, damages for 75 grocery store workers denied overtime pay by employer

MIAMI – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $901,625 in back wages and liquidated damages for 75 workers of a Florida grocery store enterprise after finding their employer wrongly exempted them from eligibility for overtime pay.

January 23, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $168K in back wages for 51 storm recovery workers misclassified as independent contractors, denied overtime

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WILMINGTON, NC – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $168,796 in back wages for 51 workers at a Wilmington storm response contractor that misclassified them as independent contractors and failed to pay them for several months after work was completed.

January 23, 2024

El Departamento de Trabajo de los EE. UU. recupera $168,000 en salarios atrasados para 51 trabajadores de respuesta a tormentas que fueron clasificados erróneamente como contratistas independientes y se les denegó el pago de horas extras

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WILMINGTON, NC: El Departamento de Trabajo de los EE. UU. recuperó $168,796 en salarios atrasados para 51 trabajadores de una empresa contratista de respuesta a tormentas de Wilmington que los clasificó erróneamente como contratistas independientes y no les pagó durante varios meses después de terminar el trabajo.

January 18, 2024

Department of Labor recovers $47K in back wages, damages for 2 workers illegally fired by Tennessee healthcare employer for taking protected leave

NASHVILLE, TN – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $47,728 in back wages and liquidated damages for two former employees of two separate Tennessee-based healthcare providers that violated their rights to protected leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act.

January 17, 2024

Indianapolis security company found violating federal overtime wage laws for third time since 2018; pays $28K in back wages, damages to 31 workers

INDIANAPOLIS – For the third time in five years, federal investigators found an Indianapolis security company violated federal wage laws by failing to pay guards overtime at time and one-half their regular rate of pay for hours over 40 in a workweek. 

January 17, 2024

Proviso Township High School District 209 agrees to pay $111K in back wages, damages to 46 security guards denied overtime

FOREST PARK, IL – For the fourth time since 2007, Proviso Township High School District 209 has been found in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, this time for failing to pay public school security guards overtime wages.

January 16, 2024

El Departamento de Trabajo recupera $305K en salarios atrasados e indemnizaciones por daños y perjuicios para 47 trabajadores después de que el contratista no les pagara todas las horas trabajadas y les negara las horas extra.

LOS ÁNGELES - El Departamento de Trabajo de los EE. UU. recuperó $305.977 en salarios atrasados e indemnizaciones por daños y perjuicios para 47 trabajadores de una empresa de construcción de Palmdale que no les pagó el tiempo que pasaban trabajando antes y después de sus turnos, ni por el tiempo que pasaban viajando para llegar al depósito de la empresa.

January 16, 2024

Department of Labor recovers $305K in back wages, damages for 47 workers after contractor failed to pay them for all hours worked; denied overtime

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $305,977 in back wages and damages for 47 people employed by a Palmdale construction company that deliberately failed to pay them for time spent working before and after their shifts and when traveling to and from the company’s yard.

January 16, 2024

US Department of Labor, Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office establish partnership to fight wage theft, protect workers’ rights

SAN JOSE, CA – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that its Wage and Hour Division District Office in San Jose and the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office in Santa Rosa signed a collaborative partnership to enhance joint outreach efforts and enforcement of labor laws to protect workers’ rights and fight wage theft.

January 12, 2024

Court enters consent order for contractor to pay $13K in back pay, punitive damages for retaliating against employee

HARTFORD, CT – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor, a federal court entered a consent judgment requiring a government contractor based in New Bern, North Carolina, to pay a total of $13,085 in back pay and punitive damages to an employee for violating the anti-retaliation provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act

January 11, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $132K in back wages, liquidated damages for workers; assesses penalties to Clearwater roofing contractor that denied overtime

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Employer:                              All Florida Weatherproofing & Construction Inc.

                                                4231 112th Terrace North

                                                Clearwater, FL 33762

                                                

January 11, 2024

Philadelphia home healthcare agency, owner must pay $1.6M in overtime back wages, damages after federal investigation, litigation

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a consent judgment in federal court that requires a Philadelphia home healthcare agency and its owner to pay approximately $1.6 million in back wages and liquidated damages to 288 workers deliberately denied overtime pay.

January 11, 2024

El Departamento de Trabajo de los EE. UU. recupera $132,000 en salarios atrasados y daños líquidos para los trabajadores y el contratista de techos de Clearwater que negó las horas extras fue sancionado

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Empleador:                            All Florida Weatherproofing & Construction Inc.

                                                4231 112th Terrace North

                                                Clearwater, FL 33762                           

January 10, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $47K in back wages for 61 workers after finding overtime violations at two Myrtle Beach daycares

Employer:   Kids Paradise Child Development Center LLC, operating as Kids Paradise CDC

                      4716 US Highway 17 Bypass South, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 and

                       2103 Cromley Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577