September 11, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Offers Webinar for Iowa Business Owners, Employers and Other Stakeholders on Coronavirus-Related Paid Leave

DES MOINES, IA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), the IRS and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are presenting a webinar on paid sick leave, and expanded family and medical leave requirements of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) for Iowa’s employers and business owners.

September 6, 2020

ICYMI: U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers And Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor took a range of actions to aid American workers and employers as our nation combats the coronavirus pandemic.

Reopening America’s Economy:

September 3, 2020

Florida Contractor Pays $124,075 in Back Wages, Benefits After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Violations on Federal Construction Contract

HIALEAH, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Roepnack Corp. – a construction contractor based in Miami Beach, Florida – has paid $124,075 in back wages and fringe benefits to 20 employees, for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA) and the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (CWHSSA).

September 3, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Educates Southeast Employers As Region Faces Hurricane Season

ATLANTA, GA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is currently engaged in an education and compliance assistance initiative to help employers in the Southeast understand their obligations to employees during natural disaster recovery efforts.

September 1, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Offers Webinar for Ohio Employers

COLUMBUS, OH – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) and its Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will present a webinar for Ohio area employers and human resources professionals on the paid leave requirements of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and safety guidance for returning to work and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment.

September 1, 2020

Miami Dialysis Service Companies to Pay $110,819 in Back Wages After U.S. Department of Labor Uncovers Overtime Violations

MIAMI, FL After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Miami, Florida-based dialysis service companies – Olympus Healthcare Inc., Apollo Renal Center LLC, and Americare Renal Center LLC – will pay $110,819 in back wages to 34 employees for violating overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

August 31, 2020

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

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Department of Labor today announced four new opinion letters that address 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 person or entity that requested the letter.

August 30, 2020

ICYMI: U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers and Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor took a range of actions to aid American workers and employers as our nation combats the coronavirus pandemic.

Reopening America’s Economy:

August 28, 2020

Oklahoma Restaurant Operator Pays Back Wages After Denying Paid Sick Leave To Employee Advised to Self-Quarantine By Medical Provider

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKAfter an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), KNM Holdings LLC – operator of Church’s Chicken franchise locations in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma – has paid $1,653 in back wages to an employee after the employer wrongly denied the employee’s request for paid sick leave to fulfill a healthcare provider’s order to self-quarantine for two weeks due to the coronavirus.

August 28, 2020

Minneapolis Day Care Pays 28 Employees $19,447 in Back Wages After Denying Paid Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

MINNEAPOLIS, MN After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Mundo De Colores Inc.operator of five Minneapolis-area Spanish language childcare facilities – has paid 28 employees back wages and restored leave valued at $19,447. The employer failed to provide the workers leave required under the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

August 28, 2020

Orlando, Florida, Aluminum Construction Contractor to Pay $32,702 In Back Wages After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Overtime Violations

ORLANDO, FL After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), US Aluminum Services Corp. – a residential aluminum construction contractor based in Orlando, Florida – will pay 19 employees $32,702 in owed wages for violating overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

August 27, 2020

As Schools Reopen, U.S. Department Of Labor Answers Questions About Eligibility for Paid Leave and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) and Employment and Training Administration (ETA) both published guidance related to the reopening of schools.

August 24, 2020

Judge Orders New Jersey Farm to Pay $57,057 in Back Wages and Penalties Following U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

HARRISONVILLE, NJ – A judge in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ) has ordered a Harrisonville, New Jersey, tomato farm to pay $49,423 in back wages to 62 farmworkers, the majority of which the employer recruited from Mexico as temporary foreign workers on H-2A visas. The judge also ordered the employer to pay $7,634 in civil money penalties.

August 24, 2020

U.S. Department Of Labor Issues Guidance to Clarify Employers’ Obligations To Track Teleworkers’ Compensable Hours

WASHINGTON DC – With telework arrangements expanding in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) today issued Field Assistance Bulletin 2020-5 to clarify an employer’s obligation to track the number of hours of compensable work performed by employees who are teleworking or otherwise working away from premises controlled by their employers.

August 24, 2020

Florida Restaurant Chain Pays $115,966 in Back Wages After Coronavirus Closures Lead to Missed Payroll

WEST PALM BEACH, FL After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Hurricane Wings Management LLC – a restaurant chain based in West Palm Beach, Florida – has paid $115,966 in back wages to 160 employees for minimum wage and overtime violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) at two locations.

August 20, 2020

Rosedale, Virginia, Contractor Pays $46,786 in Back Wages After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Overtime Violations

ROSEDALE, VA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Gas Field Services LLC – a pipeline industry contractor based in Rosedale, Virginia – paid $46,786 in back wages to nine employees for violating the overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

August 19, 2020

Hialeah, Florida, Trucking Company Pays Back Wages to Two Employees After Denying Paid Sick Leave Under Families First Coronavirus Response Act

HIALEAH, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Milum Trucking – a freight shipping and trucking company based in Hialeah, Florida – has paid $3,110 in back wages to two employees for wrongly denying them emergency paid sick leave while they sought medical diagnosis for suspected coronavirus infection. Once their tests returned positive, the employer again denied the two employees’ requests for emergency paid sick leave.

August 17, 2020

South Florida Landscaping Company to Pay $110,602 in Back Wages To 85 Employees After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Overtime Violations

LOXAHATCHEE, FL After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), A Cut Above Landscape & Maintenance Inc. – a landscaping company based in Loxahatchee, Florida – will pay 85 employees $110,602 in back wages for violating overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

August 16, 2020

ICYMI: U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers and Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor took a range of actions to aid American workers and employers as our nation combats the coronavirus pandemic.

Reopening America’s Economy:

August 14, 2020

McDonald’s Franchisee Pays Back Wages to Employee Denied Paid Sick Leave to Care for Child After Coronavirus Closed Childcare Facility

LOUISVILLE, KY – The operator of a McDonald’s franchise restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky, has paid $1,135 in back wages to an employee after the employer failed to pay an employee for expanded family and medical leave to care for her child when coronavirus led to the closure of their childcare.