September 20, 2021

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recupero $58,000 en salarios debidos a 30 trabajadores de ocho farmacias en San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO - Desde el comienzo de la pandemia, los trabajadores de las farmacias de nuestras comunidades han atendido las múltiples necesidades de sus clientes – rellenando recetas, programando vacunas y utilizando servicios sin contacto en los mostradores y ventanillas de atención al público – y, a cambio, esperaban que se les pagaran los salarios legalmente ganados.

September 20, 2021

US Department of Labor investigations recover $58K in back wages owed to 28 workers at eight San Antonio-area pharmacies

SAN ANTONIO – Since the pandemic’s start, pharmacy workers in our communities have served their customers’ many needs – filling prescriptions, scheduling vaccinations and using contact-free services at counters and drive-through windows – and, in return, they expected to be paid their legally earned wages.

September 20, 2021

US Department of Labor finds Arkansas waste management company illegally fired worker on federally protected medical leave

LITTLE ROCK, AR – A Little Rock waste management company that terminated an employee who used qualified medical leave to address a serious health issue – just days before Christmas 2019 – was ordered to pay the worker $36,007 in back wages as the result of a federal investigation.

September 20, 2021

Un tribunal condena a un entrenador de caballos a pagar $563,000 en concepto de salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios a 170 empleados tras una investigación y un litigio del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU.

NUEVA YORK - Los empleados conocidos como peluqueros de caballos y paseadores son esenciales para los empresarios que corren carreras con caballos de pura sangre. Ayudan a precalentar a los caballos antes de las carreras y los entrenamientos, los enfrían después, y limpian los caballos, los establos y el equipo.

September 20, 2021

Court orders horse trainer to pay $563K back wages, damages to 170 employees after US Department of Labor investigation, litigation

NEW YORK – Employees known as groomers and hot walkers are crucial to employers who race thoroughbred horses. They warm horses up ahead of races and workouts, cool the horses down afterwards and clean the horses, stables and equipment.

September 16, 2021

US Labor Department recovers nearly $115K in back wages, damages after investigation finds overtime violations at Swedesboro production facility

SWEDESBORO, NJ – JP Technology Inc. operates a hafnium crystal bar production facility in Swedesboro 24 hours a day. At the facility, many employees work 12-hour shifts, seven days a week. A recent federal investigation found the employer failed to pay some of these employees any overtime pay, a violation of federal wage laws.

September 16, 2021

Federal investigation of pay practices recovers nearly $120K in back wages, damages for 65 workers at Pike County truck stop, convenience store

TAFTON, PA – A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has found the owner of two Pike County companies violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by denying 65 workers their rightfully earned wages, resulting in the recovery of nearly $120,000 in back wages and damages.

September 16, 2021

Unas empresas de gestión hotelera de Long Island deberán pagar $210,000 en salarios y multas después de que el Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. descubriera violaciones del programa de trabajadores extranjeros H-2B

NUEVA YORK - Los empleados de dos empresas de gestión hotelera de East Hampton (Nueva York), de propiedad común, descubrieron que su trabajo no era vacacional cuando sus empleadores -Dune Resorts LLC y Ocean Bay Management Inc.- violaron varios requisitos del programa de visados H-2B, lo que supuso la pérdida dir

September 16, 2021

Long Island hotel management companies to pay $210,000 in wages, penalties after US Department of Labor finds H-2B guest worker program violations

NEW YORK Employees of two commonly owned and operated East Hampton, New York, hotel management companies found their work was no vacation when their employers – Dune Resorts LLC and Ocean Bay Management Inc. – violated several requirements of the H-2B Visa program, resulting in direct job losses to 39 U.S. workers and underpayments to 59 H-2B employees.

September 15, 2021

Federal court orders Selbyville restaurant to pay $305K in back wages, damages, penalties after US Department of Labor finds wage violations

SELBYVILLE, DE – A federal court has ordered a Selbyville business operator to pay $300,000 in back wages and liquidated damages to 16 workers – some of whom worked 75 hours or more a week for a flat salary while the business kept no time records of the hours they worked. 

September 15, 2021

US Department of Labor recovers $163K for 72 healthcare workers after investigation finds Linden hospital missed payrolls

LINDEN, TN Amid the pandemic, Linden hospital essential healthcare workers demonstrated their commitment to their jobs and communities when they worked long hours at a risk to themselves and their families. Yet, the hospital failed to meet its responsibilities to 72 of these workers when it did not pay them in accordance with federal law. Underpayment and missed payrolls added financial stress to the enormous burden already carried by the workers.

September 15, 2021

US Department of Labor announces annual update to current minimum hourly wage rate for federal contract workers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today issued a Federal Register notice announcing an annual update to the current Executive Order 13658 minimum wage for workers performing work on or in connection with covered contracts.

September 14, 2021

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. recupera $99,000 en salarios para 25 trabajadores de albañilería de cemento de Houston después de encontrar violaciones de leyes federales de trabajo

HOUSTON – En el candente mercado de viviendas de Houston, los empleadores del sector de la construcción están pidiendo a los trabajadores que se mantengan al día con la demanda. A cambio, los trabajadores esperan que se les pague por su duro trabajo y por todas las horas que trabajan – una promesa que un contratista de albañilería de Tomball no cumplió, según una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos.

September 14, 2021

US Department of Labor recovers $99K in wages for 25 Houston concrete masonry workers after finding Fair Labor Standards Act violations

HOUSTON – In Houston’s hot housing market, construction industry employers are calling on workers to keep up with demand. In return, workers expect to be paid for all their hard work and for all the hours they work – a promise that a Tomball masonry contractor failed to keep, a U.S. Department of Labor investigation has found.

September 13, 2021

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU recupera $150 mil en salarios para 46 trabajadores de aislantes para la construcción, tras una investigación sobre las prácticas salariales de JVA Insulation en Houston

HOUSTON – Con las ventas de viviendas en el área de Houston batiendo récords, los instaladores de aislantes están trabajando duro para satisfacer la demanda y hacer frente al trabajo arduo y agotador y las molestias causadas por el contacto con los materiales aislantes. Para 46 trabajadores de JVA Insulation Inc., el trabajo se sintió un poco más duro porque su empleador no les pagó todos sus salarios ganados legalmente.

September 13, 2021

US Department of Labor recovers $150K in wages for 46 workers after investigation into pay practices of JVA Insulation of Houston

HOUSTON – With Houston-area home sales setting records, insulation installers are working hard to meet demand and endure hard, strenuous labor and discomfort caused by contact with insulation materials. For 46 workers at JVA Insulation Inc., the work felt a bit harder because their employer failed to pay them all their legally earned wages.

A U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigation determined that JVA Insulation violated the Fair Labor Standards Act when the company:

September 9, 2021

Federal court orders Massachusetts pizza restaurants, owner to pay $307K in back wages, damages to 14 employees after investigation, litigation

BOSTON – The operator of two Framingham area pizza restaurants must pay $307,704.86 – $153,852 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages – to 14 employees after the U.S. Department of Labor obtained summary judgment in federal court.

September 9, 2021

Three New Hampshire employers pay over $56K in penalties, back wages after US Department of Labor finds child labor, overtime violations at skating rinks

MANCHESTER, NH – The U.S. Department of Labor recovered $13,125 in back wages for four employees at a New Hampshire ice skating rink and a total of three employers paid $42,921 in civil money penalties after investigations found they violated federal child labor and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

September 9, 2021

Journeys shoe store pays $37K in penalties after US Department of Labor finds employer had minors perform prohibited tasks

DOTHAN, AL A shoe store in Dothan required 16- and 17-year-old employees to drive at night as part of their job responsibilities and place trash in an active compactor, in violation of federal child labor restrictions. These violations led to $37,280 in civil money penalties.