May 16, 2013

Rigid Oil Field Services in Hydro, Okla., pays more than $51,000 in overtime back wages following US Labor Department investigation

HYDRO, Okla. — Rigid Oil Field Services LLC has agreed to pay $51,839 in overtime back wages to 28 current and former employees following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division, which found violations of the overtime and record-keeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The company misclassified its employees as independent contractors.

May 14, 2013

US Labor Department and consulate general of Honduras sign agreement to protect the rights of Honduran national migrant workers

Agreement covers Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Missouri

NUEVA ORLEANS — The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division and the consulate general of Honduras today in New Orleans signed an agreement of understanding to combine resources and coordinate efforts to inform employers about the laws enforced by the department and to educate Honduran nationals working in Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Missouri about their rights under United States law.

May 8, 2013

US Labor Departments Wage and Hour Division and SUBWAY franchisor collaborate to boost restaurants compliance with federal labor laws

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division and the franchisor of the world's largest restaurant chain are collaborating to increase compliance with federal labor laws at SUBWAY locations nationwide. Although these restaurants are independently owned and operated, the franchisor is providing a forum and resources to assist the division in educating franchisees.

May 6, 2013

Major staffing agency Hutco to pay nearly $2 million in overtime back wages to workers following US Labor Department investigation

BROUSSARD, La. — Hutco Inc., a major industrial services employment agency, has agreed to pay $1,916,850 in back wages to 2,267 employees assigned to client work sites throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. An investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division found that the company utilized improper pay and record-keeping practices that resulted in employees being denied overtime compensation in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

April 17, 2013

Judge orders Arizona worker be offered reinstatement, paid back wages and expenses under Family and Medical Leave Act following US Labor investigation

Driver and family lost income, critical health care coverage when company changed hands

PHOENIX — A U.S. district court judge in Phoenix by a consent judgment has ordered that an Arizona delivery driver be offered reinstatement and receive back pay and reimbursement of medical expenses under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

March 14, 2013

Federal court orders Forever 21 to surrender supply chain information subpoenaed by US Department of Labor

LOS ANGELES — U.S. District Court Judge Margaret Morrow has ordered Los Angeles-based apparel retailer Forever 21 to produce documents demanded by an administrative subpoena issued by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division. The order is the latest in a series of actions to arise from the department's continuing effort to address widespread violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping provisions in the Southern California apparel industry.

March 7, 2013

US Labor Department obtains consent judgment to recover $3 million in back wages, damages for New Jersey gas station attendants

Company agrees to extensive monitoring program to ensure future FLSA compliance

MADISON, N.J. — Daniyal Enterprises LLC and owner Waseem Chaudhary, and other companies owned and operated by Chaudhary, have agreed to pay $2 million in overtime back wages and an additional $1 million in liquidated damages to 417 workers employed at 72 of Chaudhary's New Jersey gas stations after investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

February 20, 2013

Meyers Family Restaurant agrees to pay more than $116,000 in back wages to 38 employees in Greenfield, Wis., following US Department of Labor investigation

GREENFIELD, Wis. — Meyer's Family Restaurant has agreed to pay $116,102 in back wages to 38 employees following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division that disclosed violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime pay and record-keeping provisions.

February 19, 2013

San-Way Farms Inc. in Florida pays nearly $90,000 in back wages and penalties for violations following US Labor Department investigation

Ongoing initiative strengthens labor law compliance in Floridas agricultural industry

PLANT CITY, Fla. — San-Way Farms Inc. and owner Wayne Moss have paid $53,800 in back wages to 391 employees after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division disclosed significant violations of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. The department assessed the employer an additional $35,000 in civil money penalties, which have also been paid in full.

February 14, 2013

Lyons Group to pay $424,000 in back wages and liquidated damages to 409 underpaid workers at 15 well-known Boston restaurants

Patrick Lyons to alert fellow restaurateurs of need to pay proper wages

February 13, 2013

US Department of Labor files discrimination lawsuit against Diamond Tree Experts in Salt Lake City

Investigation found employee terminated for refusing to return wages earned

SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against Diamond Tree Experts Inc. after an investigation by the Wage and Hour Division found that the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by discriminating against employees for exercising their rights under the law.

February 12, 2013

US Labor Department obtains consent judgment to recover $1.3 million in back wages for more than 14,500 workers of kgb USA Inc.

Company misclassified employees as independent contractors; failed to pay minimum wage

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — A federal judge has ordered kgb USA Inc., the world's largest independent provider of directory assistance and enhanced information services, to pay $1.3 million in minimum wage compensation to 14,568 of its current and former employees nationwide for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

February 5, 2013

US Labor Department marks 20th anniversary of Family and Medical Leave Act

New rule announced benefitting military families and airline flight crews

February 4, 2013

Family and Medical Leave Act benefits workers and their families, employers

US Labor Department releases key findings on acts 20th anniversary

WASHINGTON — To mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the landmark Family and Medical Leave Act, the U.S. Department of Labor today released the results of a survey on its use and impact. Titled "Family and Medical Leave Act in 2012: Final Report," the survey shows that the law has had a positive effect on the lives of millions of workers and their families without imposing an undue burden on employers.

February 4, 2013

US Labor Department investigation reveals Silicon Valley employer significantly underpaid workers from Mexico

Judge orders Bloom Energy Corp. to pay back wages, liquidated damages and penalties

January 17, 2013

US Labor Department, Iowa Workforce Development sign agreement to reduce misclassification of employees as independent contractors

WASHINGTON — Officials of the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division and Iowa Workforce Development today signed a memorandum of understanding to protect the rights of employees by preventing their misclassification as independent contractors by employers.

January 10, 2013

Dallas-based Paradise Detail to pay nearly $230,000 in minimum wage and overtime back wages following US Department of Labor investigation

DALLAS — Paradise Detail Ltd. in Dallas has agreed to pay 82 current and former detail and car wash employees $229,475 in back wages following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division that found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime and minimum wage provisions.

January 4, 2013

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace in Savannah, Ga., to pay 361 employees nearly $262,000 in back wages following investigation

SAVANNAH, Ga. — L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC has agreed to pay $261,899 in back wages to 361 workers employed at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division that found employees were not being compensated in compliance with the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act.