March 5, 2014

WHD News Release: US Department of Labor files suit against 14 Dayton, Ohio-area cell phone retailers to recover unpaid wages, damages for 83 workers [03/05/2014]

DAYTON, Ohio — The U.S. Department of Labor has filed suit to recover back wages and liquidated damages for 83 workers at Dayton-area cellular phone retailers owned by Zam LLC, Reham LLC and Mohammed Rihan. An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping provisions at the 14 retail stores operating as Zam Cricket and World Wireless. The investigation determined that the company owes $226,905 in back wages to its workers.

March 4, 2014

WHD News Release: US Department of Labor to offer compliance seminar on prevailing wage requirements for federal construction and service contracts [03/04/2014]

CHICAGO — The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division will offer a comprehensive compliance seminar for federal contractors, unions and employees to provide information on the rules governing prevailing wage requirements under the Davis-Bacon Act, McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act and Executive Order 13495 wage rules for nondisplacement of qualified workers.

March 4, 2014

WHD News Release: US Labor Department files suit against Brown Derby Roadhouse to recover unpaid wages and damages for 18 servers at Akron restaurant [03/04/2014]

AKRON, Ohio — The U.S. Department of Labor has filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, to recover unpaid wages and liquidated damages for 18 workers at Brown Derby Roadhouse in Akron. In addition to wages and damages, the suit also seeks a court order permanently enjoining CPS Foods Ltd., and its operators Gillian Harris and Gary Harris, from violating the Fair Labor Standards Act in the future.

March 3, 2014

WHD News Release: China Town Super Buffet agrees to pay more than $196,000 in unpaid wages to 53 workers at 3 Kansas City, Mo., area locations [03/03/2014]

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — Workers at China Town Super Buffet in Kansas City, Independence and Blue Springs will receive a total of $196,971 in unpaid wages after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping provisions.

March 3, 2014

WHD News Release: Pittsburgh industrial painting company pays $25,468 in back wages and liquidated damages following US Department of Labor investigation [03/03/2014]

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh-based industrial painting company QSC Contracting LLC paid a total of $25,468 in back wages and liquidated damages to 26 painters following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division. The firm was in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime and record-keeping provisions.

February 20, 2014

WHD News Release: More than $6.8 million in back wages, liquidated damages to be paid to current & former Chickie's & Pete's employees for serious wage violations [02/20/2014]

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia sports bar and restaurant chain Chickie's & Pete's has signed a consent judgment agreeing to pay current and former employees more than $6.8 million in back wages and damages for improperly taking tips from servers and violating federal minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping requirements. Following one of the U.S.

February 20, 2014

WHD News Release: More than $6.8 million in back wages, liquidated damages to be paid to current & former Chickie's & Pete's employees for serious wage violations [02/20/2014]

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia sports bar and restaurant chain Chickie's & Pete's has signed a consent judgment agreeing to pay current and former employees more than $6.8 million in back wages and damages for improperly taking tips from servers and violating federal minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping requirements. Following one of the U.S.

February 18, 2014

WHD News Release: Former McDonald's franchisee agrees to pay nearly $211,000 in unpaid wages, damages and penalties following US Labor Department investigation [02/18/2014]

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — Former McDonald's franchisee Cheung Enterprises LLC and president Andrew Cheung, based in Middletown, have agreed to pay $205,977 in back wages and liquidated damages to 291 employees, including 178 foreign student workers hired under the U.S. State Department's J-1 visa program. An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division found that the company violated the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act at the company's six locations across central Pennsylvania.

January 30, 2014

WHD News Release: US Department of Labor secures more than $250,000 in back wages for student workers with disabilities in Providence, R.I. [01/30/2014]

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The City of Providence, the Providence School Board and the Harold A. Birch Vocational Center and School have signed a settlement agreement to pay $250,859 in back wages to 60 student workers with disabilities following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division that found violations of the minimum wage provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

January 28, 2014

WHD News Release: Federal judge orders garnishment of unpaid back wages and damages from Tazewell County accounting firm and president [01/28/2014]

BLUEFIELD, Va. — U.S. Magistrate Judge Pamela Meade Sargent ordered the garnishment of an additional $5,002 in liquidated damages from the Tazewell County accounting firm of Raymond A. Froy Jr., CPA, P.C., and its president, Raymond A. Froy Jr., after ruling that the defendants failed to meet the terms of a consent judgment with the U.S. Department of Labor.

January 16, 2014

WHD News Release: US Labor Department enforcement initiative results in more than $170,000 in back wages for more than 600 child care workers in Kentucky [01/16/2014]

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — An ongoing enforcement initiative conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division focusing on the child care industry in Kentucky has uncovered significant violations of the minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. In fiscal year 2013, the division's Louisville District Office conducted 59 cases involving child care providers, resulting in more than $170,000 in back wages for more than 600 workers.

January 14, 2014

WHD News Release: California company restores nearly $2M in pension benefits to 515 employees following US Labor Department investigation [01/14/2014]

OAKLAND, Calif. — An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division resulted in the restoration of $1,979,779 in 401(k) pension benefits to 515 drivers working on U.S. Postal Service contracts for Lange Trucking Inc. because of violations of the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act. The company, along with its President, William A. Langenhuizen; Vice President, William H.

December 17, 2013

WHD News Release: Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet sued by US Labor Department to recover nearly $2 million in unpaid wages and damages for 84 employees [12/17/2013]

JONESBORO, Ga. — The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against Wang's Partner Inc., doing business as Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet in Jonesboro, and its owner, Shu Wang, to recover unpaid wages and damages under, Fair Labor Standards Act. The department is seeking $1,997,726 in back wages and liquidated damages for 84 employees. The lawsuit is based on an investigation by the department's Wage and Hour Division, which revealed numerous violations of the FLSA.

September 17, 2013

WHD News Release: Minimum wage, overtime protections extended to direct care workers by US Labor Department [09/17/2013]

WASHINGTON — Fulfilling a promise by President Obama to ensure that direct care workers receive a fair day's pay for a fair day's work, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule today extending the Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage and overtime protections to most of the nation's workers who provide essential home care assistance to elderly people and people with illnesses, injuries or disabilities.

August 29, 2013

WHD News Release: San Francisco Giants pay employees $545,000 in back wages, damages [08/29/2013]

US Labor Department finds clubhouse and administrative workers not paid properly

August 7, 2013

WHD News Release: US Labor Department finds violations of federal job-protected leave, back wages for worker at T.G.I. Fridays [08/07/2013]

WASHINGTON — —The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division announced today that T.G.I .Fridays, a subsidiary of Minnesota-based Carlson, has agreed to change its leave policy to be in compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act. The move affects employees at its 272 company-owned locations. The company has also agreed to correct violations of the FMLA found during an investigation of one of its restaurants in Shreveport, La., and pay an employee $1,455 in back wages.

July 9, 2013

US Department of Labor launches smartphone app contest

WASHINGTON — As part of the 75th anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division is challenging innovative minds to develop a smartphone application that will transform the way the public is able to use departmental enforcement data. By providing consumers with information at their fingertips about which businesses have treated their workers fairly and lawfully, the creator of this application will help empower consumers to make informed choices about where to bring their business.

June 13, 2013

US Labor Department moves to protect workers with disabilities in crackdown on Rhode Island employer

Wage and Hour Division refers case to US Justice Department

June 6, 2013

US Department of Labor to host conferences on prevailing wage requirements for federal contracts in areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy

Conferences to be held in New York and New Jersey

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division today announced that it will host two conferences in areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy to provide information and training on the rules concerning prevailing wage requirements under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts and the Service Contract Act. The conferences are a key component of the Wage and Hour Division's efforts to increase compliance with federal prevailing wage requirements.

May 20, 2013

Putnam County Board of Education agrees to organization-wide FMLA compliance, resolving US Labor Department lawsuit

Consent judgment also includes order to pay $50,000 in lost wages to former employee