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).

December 16, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Finds Florida Agricultural Employer In Violation of Guest Worker Visa Program Requirements

OKEECHOBEE, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Coco Sod Farms Inc. – an agricultural employer based in Okeechobee, Florida – has paid a $10,930 civil penalty for violating requirements of the H-2A visa program.

December 13, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Finds Mississippi-based Agricultural Employer Violated Guest Worker Visa Program Requirements in Florida

MIAMI, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), H-2A Complete II Inc. – an H-2A staffing company providing workers in the Indian River and Highlands County areas of Florida and operating as H-2A Complete – has paid $47,154 in wages to 66 employees for violating requirements of the H-2A visa program.

December 12, 2019

CORRECTED: U.S. Department of Labor Final Rule Makes It Easier to Offer Perks to Workers

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a final rule that will allow employers to more easily offer perks and benefits to their employees.

December 12, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Finds Nearly 40 Western Michigan Businesses Violated Wage, Child Labor Laws; Assesses $94,000 in Penalties

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) found violations of the wage and child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) at 38 Western Michigan fast food restaurants and manufacturing facilities during an education and enforcement effort to raise awareness and improve compliance with child labor laws in the region.

December 12, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Finds a South Carolina Vegetable Farm And Packing Facility Violated Federal Overtime Requirements

PELION, SC After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Walter P. Rawl and Sons Inc. – the operator of WP Rawl in Pelion, South Carolina – has paid $101,572 in back wages to 408 employees for violating the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

December 11, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds South Carolina Restaurant Violated Federal Wage and Child Labor Laws

SIMPSONVILLE, SC – Following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Mojitos LLC – a restaurant operating as Mad Cuban Café in Simpsonville, South Carolina – has paid $12,587 in back wages to 12 employees after violating the overtime, tip retention, and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The employer also paid a civil money penalty of $336 for child labor violations.

December 11, 2019

Winter Haven, Florida, Roofing Contractor Pays $60,098 in Wages And Damages After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

WINTER HAVEN, FL After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) into rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Residential Investment Group – operating as RIG Construction and Roofing – paid $60,098 in back wages and liquidated damages to 43 employees for violating overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

December 10, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Guam Bakeries Violated Federal Overtime Law

DEDEDO, GU – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), two Guam bakeries – New Fresh Bread Bakeshop in Dededo and Café Panadero in Yigo – will pay $108,929 in back wages and liquidated damages to 20 employees for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) overtime requirements. WHD has also assessed $7,535 in civil penalties against the employer.

December 10, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in New Hampshire Hotel and Restaurant Paying $87,771 in Back Wages and Damages to 80 Employees

MANCHESTER, NH – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), The Arlington Resorts LLC and Birch Bar & Bistro LLC – a hotel and restaurant in Bethlehem, New Hampshire – have paid $87,771 in back wages and liquidated damages to 78 employees to resolve minimum wage and overtime violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

December 10, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Florida Air Conditioning Company Paying $57,000 in Back Wages

TAMPA, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Simpson Mechanical Inc. – an air conditioning maintenance and installation company based in Tampa, Florida – has paid $57,018 in back wages to 35 employees for violating the overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

December 9, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Federal Court Ordering Blueberry Grower Munger Bros. to Pay $3.5 Million in Back Wages, Penalties

SACRAMENTO, CA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Delano, California-based blueberry grower Munger Bros. LLC and two related companies will pay $2.5 million in back wages to approximately 3,000 workers to resolve violations of the H-2A visa program and the Migrant and Seasonal Worker Protection Act (MSPA).

December 9, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Credit Repair Company Reinstating, Paying Employee for Family and Medical Leave Act Violations

SALT LAKE CITY, UT After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Progrexion Teleservices Inc. – a credit repair company based in Salt Lake City, Utah – has reinstated and paid an employee $10,344 in lost wages and expenses for terminating the employee in violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).