July 26, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Encourages Municipalities to Participate in PAID Program

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella is sending letters to state and local governments encouraging their participation in the Wage and Hour Division's PAID program.

July 26, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Southern California Security Company Paying 63 Employees for Overtime Violations

SAN DIEGO, CA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Star Pro Security Patrol Inc. – a security company based in Costa Mesa, California – will pay $43,566 to 63 employees for violating the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

July 26, 2019

Federal Court Orders Farm Labor Contractor to Pay Penalties, Improve Practices for Role in Fatal Crash

SAN DIEGO, CA – Following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has entered a consent judgment requiring Healthy Harvesting Inc. and Fernando Pineda Garcia to pay $79,153 in civil penalties for violations of the Migrant Seasonal Workers Protection Act (MSPA). The action stems from a vehicle accident where a van overturned, killing one worker and injuring six others in March 2017, near Calexico, California.

July 25, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor to Offer Compliance Seminar in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Prevailing Wage Requirements

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) will offer a compliance seminar in Indianapolis, Indiana, for contractors, unions, workers, and other interested parties to provide information on the rules governing federal prevailing wage requirements. The event will offer training on labor standards for federally funded construction and federal service contracts.

WHAT: Wage and Hour Division Prevailing Wage Seminar

WHEN: August 27-29, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EDT

July 25, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Pennsylvania Country Club Paying $105,686 in Back Wages and Damages

INDIANA, PA – Indiana Country Club – based in Indiana, Pennsylvania – will pay $52,843 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages, following a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation that found minimum wage violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

July 22, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Wage and Hour Opinion Letter

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that it has issued a new opinion letter that addresses compliance issues related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). An opinion letter is an official, written opinion by the Department's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) on how a particular law applies in specific circumstances presented by the individual person or entity that requested the letter.

July 18, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in South Florida Delivery Company Paying $64,027 in Wages

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), ASAP Courier & Logistics LLC – based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida – has paid $64,027 in back wages to 160 employees for violating overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

July 18, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $51,623 for Employees After Finding Boca Raton Engineering Contractor Violated Federal Overtime Regulations

BOCA RATON, FL – EMS Site Development LLC - a Boca Raton, Florida, engineering contractor – has paid $51,623 in wages to 61 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation determined the employer violated overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

July 18, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds North Carolina Restaurant Violated Federal Wage and Overtime Laws

HICKORY, NC – Nara Japanese Restaurant LLC – a restaurant based in Hickory, North Carolina – has paid $28,779 in back wages to 20 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found the employer violated minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

July 18, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Recovers $153,740 in Back Wages and Damages for Employees at Tennessee Restaurant

CHATTANOOGA, TN – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Chattanooga Restaurant Group LLC – operating as City Café Diner – will pay $153,740 in back wages and liquidated damages to 46 employees for violating the overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

July 18, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Tennessee Senior Living Facility Paying $91,727 in Back Wages, Damages, and Penalties

HENDERSONVILLE, TN – Hearth Management LLC – the operator of a senior living and memory care facility in Hendersonville, Tennessee – has paid $81,008 in back wages and liquidated damages to 38 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation determined the employer violated overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The employer also paid a $10,719 civil money penalty for repeated violations.

July 18, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $34,538 for Employee Terminated Unlawfully By South Carolina Auto Manufacturer

LAURENS, SC – Alupress LLC – a manufacturing subsidiary of Alupress AG based in Laurens, South Carolina – has paid $34,538 to a former employee after the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) found the employer violated the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

July 18, 2019

Georgia Resource Center to Pay $157,473 to Employees After U.S. Department of Labor Uncovers Federal Labor Law Violations

VALDOSTA, GA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Lowndes Advocacy Resource Center Inc. – operating as LARC Inc. in Valdosta, Georgia – will pay $157,473 in back wages to 130 employees for failing to meet the requirements of Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). LARC Inc. also violated the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA).

July 17, 2019

Illinois Employer to Pay $573,836 in Wages to 215 Employees In Settlement After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

STERLING, IL – Rock River Valley Self Help Enterprises Inc. – based in Sterling, Illinois – will pay 215 current and former employees with disabilities nearly $574,000 in back wages as part of its agreement to resolve issues uncovered by a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  

July 17, 2019

Ohio Health Care Provider Pays $230,696 in Overtime Back Wages To 74 Employees after U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

COLUMBUS, OH – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Good Hands Supported Living LTD – based in Columbus, Ohio – has paid $230,696 in back wages to 74 employees. WHD found the rehabilitation center and home health care agency violated the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) overtime and recordkeeping provisions.

July 17, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Southern California Company Paying Employees $58,815 for H-1B Visa Program Violations

LOS ANGELES, CALogin Consulting Services Inc. – a staffing and recruitment company based in El Segundo, California – has paid $58,815 to two employees after a U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found violations of the H-1B foreign labor certification program.

July 17, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Asheville, North Carolina, Resort in Violation of H-2B Guest Worker Program

ASHEVILLE, NC – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Biltmore Co. – operating as Biltmore Workforce Management Inc. and based in Asheville, North Carolina – has paid $6,938 in back wages to a U.S. applicant for violating labor provisions of the H-2B visa program. The employer also paid a civil penalty of $24,076 assessed by WHD.

July 16, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor to Offer Compliance Assistance Training for Employers Participating in H-2A and H-2B Visa Certification, July 26

LAFAYETTE, LA – On July 26, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) will hold a compliance seminar in Lafayette, Louisiana.

July 11, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor to Offer Compliance Seminar On Prevailing Wage Requirements in Sacramento, California

SACRAMENTO, CA – The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) will offer a compliance seminar in Sacramento, California, for contractors, unions, workers, and other interested parties to provide information on the rules governing federal prevailing wage requirements. The event will offer training on labor standards for federally funded construction and federal service contracts.

WHAT: Wage and Hour Division Prevailing Wage Seminar

WHEN: July 23-25, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDT

July 10, 2019

Motorcycle Retailer Pays $44,330 in Back Wages and Damages After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Overtime Violations

MANCHESTER, NH – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), The Collectable Trader LLC – a motorcycle dealer based in Pembroke, New Hampshire – has paid $22,165 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 59 current and former employees to resolve violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).