January 2, 2020

Seattle Security Company Pays Employees $124,000 in Back Wages, Damages After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Overtime Violations

SEATTLE, WA – A California-based security services provider has paid $124,029 in back wages and damages to 30 workers formerly employed as security guards at Amazon’s Seattle Spheres geodesic dome facilities, after a U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found the employer violated requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

January 2, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Bay Area Horse Training Facility Paying Employees $33,034 for Overtime

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Avalon Hunter Jumpers LLC – a Bay Area horse training facility – will pay $33,034 to seven employees for violations of the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

December 31, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in South Carolina Retailer Paying $66,410 in Back Wages and Damages for Wage Violations

COLUMBIA, SC After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Planet Vapor Inc. – an enterprise with five retail stores and a combined laboratory warehouse operating in Columbia, Lexington, West Columbia, and Irmo, South Carolina – has paid $66,410 in back wages and liquidated damages to 20 employees for violating the minimum wage, overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

December 31, 2019

Judge Orders Michigan Landscaping Company to Pay Misclassified Employees $118,426 in Back Wages and Damages

JENISON, MI – The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan has ordered New Image Landscaping LLC and owner Jeremy Cizauskas to pay 32 former employees a total of $118,425 in back wages and damages, after a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation. The court affirmed WHD’s findings that the Jenison, Michigan employer violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by denying landscape employees overtime after misclassifying them as independent contractors. 

December 31, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Pennsylvania Landscaping Company Paying $74,290 in Back Wages and Penalties For H-2B Visa Program Violations

MOUNT PLEASANT, PA – Silvis Group Inc. – a Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, landscaping company – has entered consent findings with the U.S. Department of Labor requiring payment of $74,290 in back wages and penalties for violating the labor provisions of the H-2B temporary visa program.

An investigation by the Department's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) determined - that from January 17, 2015, to January 7, 2017 - Silvis Group Inc. violated requirements of the H-2B visa program by:

December 31, 2019

Pool Company Pays Penalties for Child Labor Violations Following a U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

HOUSTON, TX – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (the Department’s) Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Aquatic Management of Houston Inc., located in Houston, Texas has paid $22,236 in civil money penalties to resolve child labor violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

December 31, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Uncovers Minimum Wage, Overtime, Child Labor Violations at West Texas Restaurant

AMARILLO, TX – After investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), The Plaza Restaurant – a restaurant chain in Texas – has paid $44,621 in back wages to 570 employees for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime requirements. Additionally, WHD assessed the employer $13,420 in civil money penalties for child labor violations of the FLSA.

December 31, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $130,000 for Employees of San Marcos, Texas Security Company to Resolve Minimum Wage, Overtime Violations

AUSTIN, TX – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), U.S. Security Service PLLC in San Marcos, Texas has paid $133,070 to resolve minimum wage and overtime violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

December 31, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Recovers $541,597 in Wages for Workers with Disabilities at Alabama Facilities

MONTGOMERY, AL After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), the Montgomery Arc and two of its subsidiaries – Hanan Center and McInnis Recycling Center – will pay $541,597 in back wages to 80 employees for failing to meet the requirements of Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). WHD also found that Hanan Center and McInnis Recycling Center violated requirements of Section 511 of the Rehabilitation Act.

December 30, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Las Vegas Restaurant Paying $212,861 to 71 Employees for Overtime Violations

LAS VEGAS, NV – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Bonito Michoacan Inc. – a restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada – will pay $212,861 in back wages and liquidated damages to 71 employees after the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) found the employer violated the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

December 30, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in San Francisco Auto Insurer Paying $110,730 to 13 Employees for Overtime Violations

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Go Maps Inc. – an Internet-based car insurance company headquartered in San Francisco, California–has paid $110,730 in back wages and liquidated damages to 13 employees for violating the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

December 23, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Northern California Medical Transport Company Paying Employees $147,416 for Overtime Violations

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), American West Medical Transport – a northern California non-emergency medical transport company – will pay $147,416 in back wages to 36 employees for violations of the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

December 23, 2019

Las Vegas Restaurant Company Pays $190,195 to 66 Employees For Overtime Violations Found by U.S. Department of Labor

LAS VEGAS, NV After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Jesus Felipe Vazquez and Martha Vazquez – owners of a restaurant company with three locations in Las Vegas, Nevada – have paid $190,195 in back wages and damages to 66 employees for violating the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

December 23, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigations Result in Two Idaho Agricultural Employers Paying $51,571 in Back Wages and Penalties for Multiple H-2A Violations

BOISE, ID – After separate investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), two agricultural employers in Idaho have paid a combined $24,625 in back wages to 19 employees for multiple violations found under the H-2A temporary agricultural worker visa program. The employers have also paid a total of $26,946 in civil money penalties.

December 23, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in West Virginia Construction Company Paying $242,039 in Back Wages and Damages

NITRO, WV After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Apex Pipeline Service Inc. has entered into a consent judgment with the Department requiring payment of $121,019 in back wages, with an equal amount in liquidated damages, to 243 employees at its Nitro, West Virginia, facility.  The consent judgment was approved by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia-Charleston Division.

December 19, 2019

Fairfield County Restaurants Pay $116,087 in Back Wages and Liquidated Damages to 35 Employees After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

HARTFORD, CT – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), four Fairfield County, Connecticut, restaurants and their owners have paid a total of $116,087 in back wages and liquidated damages to 35 employees for violating the overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

December 19, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $82,468 in Wages for Employees After Investigation Finds South Carolina Auto Parts Supplier Missed Several Payrolls

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Quality Vision LLC – an automotive parts supplier based in North Charleston, South Carolina – has paid $82,468 in wages to 24 employees for violating minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

December 18, 2019

New Hampshire Resort Pays $124,999 in Back Wages and Penalties To Resolve H-2B Violations Found By U.S. Department of Labor

MANCHESTER, NH – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), The NASWA Motor Inn Inc. – doing business as The NASWA Resort in Laconia, New Hampshire – has paid a total of $64,449 in back wages to 64 employees and $60,550 in civil money penalties to resolve violations of the H-2B non-immigrant visa program.

December 17, 2019

American Samoa Power Authority to Pay Employees $110,865 After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Overtime Violations

HONOLULU, HI – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), the American Samoa Power Authority – an American Samoa public utility – will pay $110,865 to 180 employees for violating overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

December 16, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers Nearly $200,000 for Mail Haulers After Investigation Finds Company Violated Federal Labor Laws

ORANGE, CA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), C&W Trucking Inc. – a contractor for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) based in Orange, California – will pay $199,010 to 56 employees for violations of federal contract requirements of the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).