August 18, 2021

Athens tobacco, liquor stores pay more than $71K in back wages after US Department of Labor finds wage violations at two locations

ATHENS, GA – Investigators with the U.S. Department of Labor sometimes find employers that illegally pay straight-time wages for overtime hours in an effort to curb operating costs. Far less often they find what the operator of two Athens tobacco and liquor stores was doing – paying workers even less than their normal hourly rate of pay for their overtime hours.

August 17, 2021

US Department of Labor finds Rio Blanco County failed to pay 40 law enforcement officers for pre- and post-shift work

MEEKER, CO – While law enforcement officers in Rio Blanco County worked to uphold the law, they themselves fell victim to illegal pay practices when their employer failed to pay them for time spent performing work before and after their scheduled shifts, an investigation by U.S. Department of Labor has found.

August 17, 2021

441 Urgent Care, Santos Primary Care Centers pay $41K in back wages to 27 employees after US Department of Labor investigation

WILDWOOD, FL – In urgent care centers, workdays may be long and hard. For clinicians who split their hours of work between two jointly owned central Florida facilities, their employers made the work a bit harder by failing to pay them all of their legally earned wages.

August 16, 2021

US Labor investigation finds Northeast supermarket chain miscalculated overtime, leading to more than $165K owed in back wages

CARLISLE, PA – Ignoring lump sum bonus payments made to essential supermarket workers during the pandemic when calculating their overtime rates led to federal wage violations by a large Northeast supermarket chain that shortchanged more than 3,300 workers in four states, a U.S. Department of Labor investigation has determined.

August 12, 2021

US Department of Labor obtains consent preliminary injunction restraining a Massachusetts tree service company from retaliating against employees

BOSTON– The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a consent preliminary injunction, which prevents a Holbrook tree service company and its sole officer from retaliating against former and current employees who cooperate with an investigation by the department’s Wage and Hour Division or engage in other activity protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

August 12, 2021

US Department of Labor recovers more than $73K for 256 healthcare workers at Pennsylvania, Maryland facilities following investigation

WESTMINSTER, MD – A Westminster healthcare management company, a large employer in long-term care and rehabilitation, could have shown more care when paying 256 essential workers at four facilities in Pennsylvania and one in Maryland.

August 10, 2021

Bowling Green restaurant pays more than $52K in back wages to 33 workers after US Department of Labor finds minimum wage, overtime violations

BOWLING GREEN, KY – Thirty three workers at a Bowling Green restaurant have received all of the wages they earned legally after a federal investigation recovered $52,805 in back wages denied to them by their employer’s illegal pay practices.

August 10, 2021

Pensacola home healthcare provider pays more than $93K in back wages to seven workers after US Department of Labor investigation reveals violations

PENSACOLA, FL – Among some of the nation’s lowest-paid workers, home healthcare aides remain especially dependent on their employers to pay them all of their legally earned wages. When an employer shortchanges these workers, the impact hits employees and their families hard as it did those employed by a Pensacola-based home healthcare provider.

August 10, 2021

Un restaurante de Bowling Green paga más de $52,000 en salarios atrasados a 33 trabajadores después de que el Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. descubriera violaciones en relación con el salario mínimo y las horas extras

BOWLING GREEN, KY - Treinta y tres trabajadores de un restaurante de Bowling Green han recibido todos los salarios que les correspondían legalmente después de que una investigación federal recuperara $52,805 en salarios atrasados que les fueron denegados por prácticas salariales ilegales de su empleador.

August 10, 2021

El Departamento de Trabajo de Estados Unidos detectó que restaurantes en Mount Dora y Orange City utilizaron propinas de los camareros para pagar a los trabajadores del personal de cocina de forma ilegal

MOUNT DORA, FL - Los comensales de los locales de Fiesta Grande Mexican Grill en Mount Dora y Orange City nunca supieron que el gestor de los restaurantes estaba compartiendo las propinas destinadas a los camareros con los cocineros, infringiendo las leyes federales que regulan el uso del dinero de las propinas.

August 9, 2021

Court orders Massachusetts contractors to pay $100K in damages to employee after US Department of Labor investigation finds illegal retaliation

BOSTON – An employee who worked for two Massachusetts construction contractors was within his rights when he complained to his supervisor about not receiving overtime pay and requested the wages he was due. The two companies responded with a campaign of retaliation, pressuring the worker to withdraw his overtime complaint. They convinced other individuals to follow and threaten the worker’s family, and told other employees they might lose their jobs because the worker requested overtime pay that was legally due.

August 9, 2021

O tribunal ordena que empreiteiros de Massachusetts paguem US$ 100.000 em danos a funcionário após investigação do Departamento do Trabalho dos EUA descobrir retaliação ilegal

BOSTON – Um funcionário que trabalhava para duas empreiteiras de construção em Massachusetts estava dentro de seus direitos quando reclamou com seu supervisor sobre o não recebimento de horas extras e solicitou ser pago como devido. As duas empresas responderam com uma campanha de retaliação, pressionando o trabalhador a retirar a reclamação de horas extras.

August 9, 2021

Tribunal dictamina que contratistas de Massachusetts paguen $100,000 por daños a empleado tras investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. que detectó represalias ilegales

BOSTON – Un empleado que trabajaba para dos contratistas de construcción de Massachusetts estaba ejerciendo sus derechos cuando se quejó ante su supervisor por no recibir el pago de horas extra y solicitó el salario que le correspondía. Las dos compañías respondieron con una campaña de represalias, presionando al trabajador a retirar su reclamación por el pago de las horas extra.

August 9, 2021

US Department of Labor, Minnesota departments of Labor, Health present webinars about required breastfeeding accommodations in the workplace

MINNEAPOLIS –As more working mothers return to the workplace, federal and state agencies are coming together in August to underscore how accommodations for breastfeeding mothers can aid them in that return, in pursing their careers, and in bolstering the workforce.

August 6, 2021

Court enters consent order that Canton, Massachusetts companies pay $310K in back wages, damages to 19 employees denied overtime

BOSTON – The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts has entered a consent order that three Canton construction businesses and their president, Charles L. Capone, pay a total of $310,000 – $155,000 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages – to 19 employees following an investigation and litigation by the U.S. Department of Labor.

August 5, 2021

Court orders Minnesota provider to pay $483K in back wages, damages to 87 home healthcare employees denied overtime pay

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN Low-wage workers often do much of the essential work in our communities, and women, immigrants and people of color often hold those jobs. The healthcare industry employs many of the nation’s low-wage workers, which underscores the importance of a federal court action and a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigation related to a Golden Valley home healthcare provider.

August 5, 2021

Central California restaurant operator to pay $200K in back wages to 49 workers following US Department of Labor investigation

SHAFTER, CA – U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigators found that while employees at four Central California restaurants worked hard to ensure customers enjoyed their experience, their employer failed to ensure they received all the wages they had legally earned.

August 4, 2021

US Department of Labor finds Mount Dora, Orange City restaurants used servers’ tips to pay back-of-house workers illegally

MOUNT DORA, FL – Diners at Fiesta Grande Mexican Grill locations in Mount Dora and Orange City never knew that the restaurants’ operator was sharing tips intended for servers with cooks in violation of federal laws regulating the use of money in tip pools.

August 4, 2021

North Carolina farm labor contractor violates recruiting, pay, migrant housing laws at Delaware melon picking, packing sites

PHILADELPHIA – A North Carolina farm labor contractor that hired temporary workers to pick and pack melons in southern Delaware violated federal law when it employed them in jobs not listed in its application to hire foreign guest workers, failed to provide required kitchen facilities or meals, paid insufficient wages and housed workers in overcrowded living quarters, the U.S.