April 19, 2021

US Department of Labor recovers $91K in back wages for 79 workers at Kellogg Superfund site

KELLOGG, ID – Subcontractors on a federally funded Superfund project in Kellogg failed to pay workers all the wages they earned, until a U.S. Department of Labor investigation recovered $91,116 in back wages and benefits for 79 employees.  

April 19, 2021

US Department of Labor recovers $20K in back wages for 31 workers after investigation finds overtime violations by North Charleston company

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – During the pandemic, commercial cleaning workers remain a lifeline to businesses, keeping employees, customers and others safe. These workers risk coronavirus exposure in return for the wages they need to care for themselves and their families.

April 19, 2021

US Department of Labor investigation finds three Florida mail-hauling contractors in violation of federal contract requirements

ORLANDO, FL – Private mail carriers provide useful support in mail delivery across the nation, and those who work for these federal contractors are expected to meet schedules, and follow specific standards. When three Florida-based contractors failed to deliver all of the workers’ hard-earned wages, the U.S. Department of Labor responded on the workers’ behalf.

April 12, 2021

Maggiano’s Little Italy pays $116K in back wages after US Department of Labor finds minimum wage, overtime violations

PHILADELPHIA – Many chain restaurant managers hold pre-shift meetings to motivate their employees, reinforce training, update the day’s menu and, ultimately, to maximize profits. The time spent in these meetings is typically time for which employers should also be paying their workers, something a well-known national restaurant chain learned in a recent U.S. Department of Labor investigation.

April 12, 2021

US Department of Labor recovers $47K in back wages after investigation finds Hancock County Sheriff’s Department violated overtime laws

SNEEDVILLE, TN The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department in Sneedville found they had failed to follow the law after a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigation determined the employer did not pay required overtime or comp time to employees who worked more than 40 hours per workweek.

April 9, 2021

Seattle-area restaurants’ owner pays $53K to 22 workers after U.S. Department of Labor investigation finds overtime violations

SEATTLE – Restaurant operators who fail to pay their typically low-wage workers all of their hard-earned wages and divert customers’ tips meant for those workers are underserving their employees and breaking the law.

April 9, 2021

Southern California roofing company pays $616K to 341 workers after U.S. Department of Labor finds overtime violations

WEST COVINA, CA – An Orange County roofing company learned recently that failing to comply with federal wage and hour laws can be costly.

April 5, 2021

Pennsylvania nonprofit pays nearly $45K in back wages to 80 employees after US Department of Labor finds overtime violations

GREENVILLE, PA – Every two weeks, supervisors and behavior specialists gathered at Keystone Adolescent Center Inc.’s five Greenville facilities where they discussed policy changes, completed required training and reviewed safety procedures – all to be prepared to help at-risk youth they serve.

April 5, 2021

US Department of Labor obtains court order prohibiting Connecticut restaurants, owners from employee retaliation

HARTFORD, CT – Two Fairfield County restaurants and their owners were required to pay $137,465 in back wages and liquidated damages to workers after U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigations found that the employers violated the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

April 5, 2021

US Department of Labor to host two-day virtual forum for construction industry employers, workers, other stakeholders

DALLAS – U.S. Department of Labor agencies in the Southwest will host a two-day virtual event April 7-8, 2021, to provide guidance on federal requirements governing construction employment to construction employers, contractors and workers in the region. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  and U.S. Small Business Administration representatives will also participate.

March 31, 2021

Zeigler Auto Group pays $85K in back wages to 214 workers after US Department of Labor investigation

KALAMAZOO, MI – Zeigler Auto Group’s sales may place it among the leading auto dealerships nationwide, but a recent federal investigation found sales consultants’ commissions often failed to meet minimum wage requirements at 13 Michigan, Indiana and Illinois locations.

March 30, 2021

Maine tomato grower pays $337K in back wages, penalties after US Department of Labor investigation

MANCHESTER, NH The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $245,351 in back wages for 117 employees of a greenhouse tomato grower in Madison, Maine, that failed to comply with federal laws governing wages and working conditions for agricultural temporary guest workers, U.S. workers and workers in corresponding employment.

March 25, 2021

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. lanza una iniciativa centrada en la educación, difusion y la aplicación de la ley en la industria agrícola del país

WASHINGTON, DC – A lo largo de la pandemia, los trabajadores agrícolas se han mantenido en el trabajo en todo el país a pesar de las exposiciones potenciales, para alimentar a los estadounidenses y apoyar las exportaciones estadounidenses. Mientras el Departamento de Trabajo de los EE.

March 25, 2021

US Department of Labor launches initiative focused on education, outreach, enforcement in nation’s agricultural industry

WASHINGTON, DC Throughout the pandemic, farmworkers have remained on the job throughout the nation despite potential exposures to feed Americans and support U.S. exports. As the U.S.

March 24, 2021

US Department of Labor recovers $19K for 24 employees of Gulf Breeze restaurant after investigation uncovers minimum wage, overtime violations

GULF BREEZE, FL For low-wage earners, every minute spent working equals much-needed income. When employers fail to account for all the hours employees work, as was the case with a Gulf Breeze restaurant, these workers find it more difficult to provide for themselves and their families.

March 23, 2021

US Department of Labor announces proposed rulemakings to further consider, review tipped workers’ regulations

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced two Notices of Proposed Rulemaking related to tipped workers as the effective date approaches for the “Tip Regulations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act” final rule, published in December 2020.

March 22, 2021

US Department of Labor wins consent judgment requiring traffic control company to pay employees for time spent transporting co-workers

NILES, MI – A recent court order requires one of the nation’s largest traffic control companies to pay road flaggers in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio for time they spend transporting their co-workers in a company truck to and from job sites at the company’s request.

March 22, 2021

Pittsylvania County health care services provider pays $139K in back wages after US Labor Department investigation finds overtime violations

DANVILLE, VA – Most home health care workers put in long hours and earn low wages as they meet the needs of parents, grandparents, elderly friends and the chronically ill. For dozens of employees of a Danville home health care company shortchanged on their overtime wages, making ends meet gets even harder.                                                                        

March 22, 2021

Pontiac, Michigan, grocer will pay $95K in overtime back wages to 14 workers after US Department of Labor investigation

PONTIAC, MI – While its shelves stocked with imported Hispanic food favorites make Pontiac’s Carnival Market a destination grocery for Detroit metro shoppers, a federal investigation has found the employer shortchanged its cashiers, bakers and dishwashers of wages they legally earned.

March 22, 2021

Oregon buffet restaurant to pay $417K in back wages to 39 workers after US Department of Labor finds minimum wage and overtime violations

BEAVERTON, OR – A Beaverton buffet restaurant may offer its customers a wide variety of selections, but a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigation found the eatery’s owner willfully failed to include legally required wage on its menu for the people who worked there.