October 11, 2019

Las Vegas Drywall Company Will Pay $133,007 to 233 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), Royal West Drywall Inc. – a residential drywall and paint company in Las Vegas, Nevada – will pay $133,007 in back wages to 233 employees for violating the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

October 8, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Minnesota Foundry Paying Engineer $190,357 for H-1B Visa Violations

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) and after a failed appeal to the Department’s Administrative Review Board (ARB), ME Global Inc. – a steel foundry based in Columbia Heights, Minnesota – has paid a former employee $190,357 in back wages and interest for violating the labor provisions of the H-1B visa program.

October 8, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor to Offer Seminar for Agricultural Employers, October 16 and 17, 2019

EDINBURG, TX – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) will hold a compliance seminar for agricultural employers in Edinburg, Texas, on October 16 and 17, 2019.

October 8, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in West Virginia Laundry Service Paying $66,641 in Back Wages and Damages

FAIRMONT, WV – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Superior Industrial Laundries Inc. – a commercial laundry facility based in Fairmont, West Virginia – has paid $66,641 in back wages and liquidated damages to 36 employees to resolve overtime violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

October 8, 2019

Southern California Security Service to Pay Employees $309,189 For Overtime Violations Following U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

WEST COVINA, CA – After a U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation, GI Security Inc. – based in West Covina, California – will pay $309,189 to 126 employees for violating the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

October 7, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Tipped Employees

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced a proposed rule for tip provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) implementing provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 (CAA). The proposal would also codify existing Wage and Hour Division (WHD) guidance into a rule.

October 2, 2019

After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation, Court Orders Massachusetts Restaurants to Pay $392,392 in Back Wages, Damages and Penalties

BOSTON, MA – After a U.S. Department of Labor investigation, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts has entered a consent judgment and order requiring three Massachusetts restaurants and two of their owners to pay $355,944 in back wages and liquidated damages to 52 employees to resolve violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). They will also pay a civil money penalty of $36,448 because their violations were willful and repeated.

October 1, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Maintenance Contractor Paying $70,000 in Back Wages, Penalties for H-2B Visa Violations

ODESSA, TX – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Juan Vizcaino – doing business as Vizcaino LP in Odessa, Texas – has paid $45,945 in back wages to 22 employees hired under the H-2B temporary visa program and two U.S. workers hired during the recruitment period for guest workers. The employer also has paid $24,120 in civil money penalties to settle the H-2B violations.

September 30, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Finds Kentucky Restaurant Violated Federal Wage and Child Labor Laws

FLORENCE, KY – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Zang Group Florence Mall Road LLC – operating as Skyline Chili Restaurant – has paid $6,065 in back wages to 26 employees for violating the minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The restaurant also paid a civil penalty of $4,992 for federal child labor violations.

September 30, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Leads Louisiana Restaurant To Pay $238,300 in Back Wages and Damages to 222 Employees

NEW ORLEANS, LA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar LLC - doing business as Superior Seafood and Oyster Bar New Orleans - and Superior Restaurant Group LLC have paid $238,300 in back wages and liquidated damages to 222 employees, for violating the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

September 26, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor’s Payroll Audit Independent Determination Program Finds More Than $4 Million in Back Wages for 7,429 Employees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Labor's Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program has put more than $4 million in back wages into the hands of 7,429 employees since the program began last year. The Department's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), which administers this program, submitted a report today to the Senate Committee on Appropriations outlining PAID's performance to-date.

September 26, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Federal Contractor Paying $178,784 in Back Wages to Employees at Georgia Work Site

WARNER ROBINS, GA – An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has led Red Cedar Enterprises Inc. to pay $178,784 in back wages and fringe benefits to eight employees after the employer violated provisions of the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA), at a Robins Air Force Base work site in Warner Robins, Georgia.

September 25, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Initiative Finds Minneapolis ‘Eat Street’ Restaurants Owe $367,359 in Back Wages and Damages to 162 Employees

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) overtime, minimum wage and record-keeping requirements at 15 restaurants in Minneapolis' "Eat Street" district during an education and enforcement initiative. The effort will recover $367,359 in back wages and liquidated damages for 162 employees.

September 24, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Fines New Orleans Restaurant For Violating Child Labor Laws After Minor Suffers Oil Burns

NEW ORLEANS, LA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Jacques-Imo Café – a restaurant based in New Orleans, Louisiana – has paid $55,288 in civil money penalties for violating multiple child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

September 24, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Overtime Rule

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule to make 1.3 million American workers eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

September 23, 2019

Texas Construction Company Pays Back Wages to Misclassified Employees After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Violations

SPRING, TX – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Aztec Construction Inc. – doing business as RSP Aztec Construction Inc. in Spring, Texas – has paid $25,380 in back wages to five employees for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) overtime requirements.

September 20, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Conducting Wage Survey Of Building Construction Projects in Missouri’s Metro Counties

ST. LOUIS, MO – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is conducting a building construction survey of the metropolitan counties in the state of Missouri to collect data to establish prevailing wage rates, as required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts. The survey covers active building construction projects in the metropolitan counties in the state of Missouri between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. It is not limited to federally funded construction projects.

September 20, 2019

South Carolina Security Contractor Pays $40,077 in Wages After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Federal Contract Wage and Benefit Violations

COLUMBIA, SC – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Grids Security Services LLC – based in Columbia, South Carolina – has paid $40,077 in back wages to nine employees, for violating requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (CWHSSA) and the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA).

September 20, 2019

Hawaii Maritime Repair Company to Pay $239,380 Due to 47 Employees After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Davis-Bacon Act Violations

HONOLULU, HI – A Honolulu, Hawaii, maritime repair company will pay $239,380 to 47 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found the employer failed to pay the prevailing wages required for work performed on a government-funded contract at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

September 20, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Georgia Contractor Paying $58,838 Penalty for Child Labor Violation

OCHLOCKNEE, GA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Rite-A-Way Mowers LLC – a Buena Vista, Georgia-based mowing contractor – has paid a civil penalty of $58,383 violating federal child labor laws when it employed a 15-year-old to operate a power-driven weed cutter. The minor drowned while clearing brush along Georgia's Ochlockonee River.