August 4, 2016

US Department of Labor, Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry sign agreement to protect workers from misclassification

Participants: U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division
Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

August 4, 2016

Anchorage comic book, game retailer cited for child labor violations

Employer:  Bosco’s Inc.

Sites: 2301 Spenard Road, Anchorage, Alaska
800 E. Dimond Blvd., Suite #162, Anchorage, Alaska

August 2, 2016

Massachusetts companies to pay $2.4M in overtime, damages to 478 workers, most intentionally misclassified as independent contractors

BOSTON – A Lunenburg construction company and a Framingham company it used to avoid its legal responsibilities as an employer have been ordered to pay a total of $2,359,685 in back wages and liquidated damages to 478 employees and take other corrective actions to prevent future violations of federal labor law. Under a consent judgment they will also pay $262,900 in civil money penalties due to the willful nature of their violations.

August 2, 2016

US Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division to offer free compliance seminar in West Virginia on Sept. 8

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division will offer a comprehensive compliance seminar for employers, representatives of community rehabilitation programs, family members and guardians of workers with disabilities and other stakeholders on rules governing the payment of workers with disabilities under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. 

July 26, 2016

US Labor Department investigation finds Capitol Hill cafeteria workers illegally denied more than $1M in wages by federal food service contractors

WASHINGTON – Hundreds of workers who prepare and serve meals for Capitol Hill lawmakers and their staffs in the U.S. Senate cafeterias will receive more than $1 million in back wages after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found their employers failed to pay prevailing wages required of federal contractors.

July 26, 2016

Fresno home rental company to pay $259K in overtime back wages, damages

Employers: David Hovannisian and J&V Properties Inc., two property management companies jointly doing business as JD Home Rentals

Location: 2975 E. Belmont Ave., Fresno, California

July 25, 2016

Arizona homebuilder to pay $48K in overtime back wages, damages to 31 employees following US Labor Department investigation

Employer: DCO Custom Builders LLC  

Site: 800 West Shell Drive, Suite H, Nogales, Arizona

July 21, 2016

Labor Department investigation finds Phoenix construction business failed to pay overtime wages; pays $85K in back wages, damages to 68 workers

Employer: Atwater Construction Company, Inc.

Sites: 22640 N. 21st Ave., Phoenix, Arizona

July 21, 2016

Grand Rapids-based air compressor sales company to pay $13K in unpaid overtime wages, damages to 13 employees

Type of Action: Fair Labor Standards Act consent judgment

Names of Defendants: Best Aire Compressor Services Inc.
Thomas Russell

July 18, 2016

Seven Hawaiian Falls’ water parks pay nearly $86K in penalties for child labor violations following US Labor Department investigations

DALLAS – Seven investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found underage workers using dangerous equipment and working outside of permitted work hours at Hawaiian Falls’ Water and Adventure parks in Garland, Mansfield, Roanoke, Pflugerville, The Colony, White Settlement and Waco.

July 14, 2016

US Labor Department recovers $431K for workers on Manhattan’s federally funded Peck Slip Project

NEW YORK – Thirty-one workers employed on the federally funded cobblestone reconstruction project on Manhattan’s Peck Slip will receive $431,715 in back wages and interest following an investigation and litigation by the U.S. Department of Labor.

July 12, 2016

Manufacturer United Plastics, staffing agency ASI Group to pay $1.4M in back wages, damages to 566 employees in Massachusetts, Mississippi

BOSTON – Employees at United Plastics manufacturing plants in Leominster, Massachusetts, and Sardis, Mississippi, will receive a total of $1,433,618 in back wages and liquidated damages as part of a consent judgment and order obtained in federal court by the U.S. Department of Labor.

July 11, 2016

US Labor Department recovers $147K in back wages for 21 Ohio trade workers employed under federal contract

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Pipefitters and bricklayers constructing the Viking Village Shared Facility Pool in Sharonville under a federal contract will recover a total of $147,000 in back wages and benefits following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division.

July 11, 2016

U.S. Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division to offer free compliance seminar in Boston on August 3, 2016

BOSTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division will offer a comprehensive compliance seminar for employers, representatives of community rehabilitation programs, family members and guardians of workers with disabilities and other stakeholders on rules governing the payment of workers with disabilities under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act

July 7, 2016

Frankfort, Illinois, painting companies to pay nearly $127K in overtime back wages, damages to 52 workers

Type of Action: Fair Labor Standards Act consent judgment

Name of Defendants: Mike’s Refinishing Corporation
Mike’s Decorating and Painting Inc.
Michael Nastepniak

July 7, 2016

US Labor Department sues El Paso fire protection company, seeking $321K in unpaid wages, liquidated damages for workers

Date of Action: July 7, 2016

Type of Action: Lawsuit

Name of Defendant: Five Star Automatic Fire Protection LLC

July 7, 2016

San Fernando Valley recycler to pay more than $45K in back wages, damages to four workers following labor investigation

Employer: Odelsi Recycling, a company that purchases recyclable materials such as aluminum, glass
and plastic bottles from individuals in California’s San Fernando Valley.

Location: 11045 Glenoaks Blvd., Pacoima
13426 Osborne St., Arleta

July 7, 2016

Texas oilfield chemical provider to pay $439K in back wages, damages to 50 workers following US Labor Department investigation

Employer: WadeCo Specialties Inc., an oilfield services chemical provider

Site: 8115 West Industrial Avenue, Midland, Texas 79706

July 7, 2016

Wally’s American Pub and Grille to pay $141K in overtime back wages and damages to 11 employees in Phoenix, Scottsdale

Employer: Wally’s American Pub and Grille, LLC, operating two restaurants in Arizona

Locations: 5029 North 44 Street, Phoenix
7704 East Double Tree Rach, Scottsdale