September 30, 2022

US Department of Labor invites Florida’s highway construction industry employers to join survey to set accurate prevailing wage rates

ATLANTA – The U.S. Department of Labor is asking Florida highway construction industry employers to participate in a survey to help the department’s Wage and Hour Division establish prevailing wage rates, as required by federal law.

September 30, 2022

Un tribunal dicta una orden acordada que requiere que USPack Logistics pague $575,000 a 62 mensajeros de Massachusetts para resolver denuncias de que los clasificó erróneamente como contratistas independientes

BOSTON – Un servicio de mensajería que supuestamente clasificaba erróneamente a los conductores como contratistas independientes en su sucursal de Shrewsbury y les negaba sus derechos según la Ley de Normas Justas de Trabajo pagará un total de $575,000 en salarios atrasados y daños y perjuicios a los 62 conductores y asegur

September 30, 2022

Court enters consent order requiring USPack Logistics to pay $575K to 62 Massachusetts couriers to resolve allegations of independent contractors' misclassification

BOSTON – A courier service that allegedly misclassified drivers as independent contractors at its Shrewsbury location and denied them their rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act will pay a total of $575,000 in back wages and liquidated damages to the 62 drivers, and ensure future FLSA compliance at all its U.S. locations under a consent judgment the U.S. Department of Labor has obtained.

September 30, 2022

Chicago restaurant pays $17K in penalties for not complying with Department of Labor subpoena for wage investigation

Date of action:                     Sept. 20, 2022

Type of action:                    Judgement

Names of defendants:     Reza's Tower Inc., also known as Reza Oak Brook Inc.

                                                     Reza and Ryan Toulabi

Court:                                       U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois

September 28, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $104K for Tulsa-area security workers after investigation finds employer misclassified workers

TULSA, OK – A federal investigation into the pay practices of a Tulsa security company has recovered $103,979, in back wages for 55 current and former employees denied their rights to overtime pay for hours over 40 in a workweek.

September 28, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $173K for 26 workers of Mississippi home companionship provider that denied proper overtime pay

Employer:                                   Heart2Heart Homecare Service Inc.

Investigation site:                  483 John R. Junkin Drive

                                                          Natchez, MS 39120

September 28, 2022

US Department of Labor finds Cupertino company allowed minors to work illegally as delivery drivers, misclassified workers as independent contractors

SAN JOSE, CA – The U.S. Department of Labor has assessed $139,398, in penalties to a Silicon Valley delivery company that brings consumers specialty foods from well-known restaurants, bakeries, cafes and other California providers for hiring dozens of minor-aged workers as drivers, a prohibited occupation under federal child labor laws.

September 28, 2022

US Department of Labor, Louisiana Workforce Commission renew partnership to protect workers from misclassification

Participant:   Louisiana Workforce Commission

Address:           Baton Rouge, Louisiana

September 27, 2022

US Labor Department recovers $8,149 in back wages, liquidated damages for 2 workers terminated by Tucker Brewing Co. after asking about pay practices

Employer:                                   Tucker Brewing Co. LLC

Investigation site:                  2003 S. Bibb Drive

                                                          Tucker, GA 30084

September 27, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers more than $74K in back wages for 628 workers employed by Arkansas staffing agency

Employer name:                   Primeforce Inc., operating as Elite Workforce Management

Investigation site:                9301 Frazier Pike

                                                        Little Rock, AR 72206

September 27, 2022

US Department of Labor, Consulate of Mexico in Little Rock renew agreement to help region’s migrant workers to know their legal rights

Lisa Kelly, of the Wage and Hour Division’s Nashville office and Carlos I. Giralt Cabrales of Mexican Consulate in Little Rock join the division’s Michael Speer and Hanz Grünauer to renew an alliance to protect native Mexican workers.
Lisa Kelly, of the Wage and Hour Division’s Nashville office and Carlos I.

September 27, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $77K in back wages for 25 workers from North Carolina home healthcare provider that denied required overtime pay

Employer:                                   Stat Etc. Inc.

                                                         Operating as Queen City Home and Medical Staffing

Investigation site:                  530 E. Innes St.

                                                         Salisbury, NC 28144

September 27, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de EEUU descubre que una empresa de paneles de yeso negaba a 55 trabajadores de Houston las horas extras y los beneficios al clasificarlos erróneamente como contratistas independientes

Nombre del empleador:                   Omega Drywall Company Inc.

Lugar de investigación:                    3010 Eula Morgan Road

                                                                       Katy, TX 77493

September 27, 2022

US Department of Labor finds drywall company denied 55 Houston workers overtime, benefits by misclassifying them as independent contractors

Employer name:                    Omega Drywall Company Inc.                                        

Investigation site:                  3010 Eula Morgan Road

                                                         Katy, TX 77493

September 27, 2022

US Department of Labor obtains judgment to recover $9.3M in back wages, damages for 1,756 workers misclassified by Philadelphia staffing company

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a consent judgment that will recover $9.3 million in back wages and liquidated damages for 1,756 employees of a Philadelphia healthcare staffing company that misclassified them and willfully denied their hard-earned overtime pay.

September 26, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $121K in back overtime pay for 640 workers at 11 Detroit-area residential healthcare facilities

SOUTHFIELD, MI – A Detroit-area residential healthcare facilities management company has paid $121,525 in back overtime wages to 640 employees, following a U.S. Department of Labor review of its pay practices.

September 26, 2022

Operator of Dairy Queen franchises fined $42K after federal investigation finds child labor violations at 11 Indiana, Michigan, locations

FORT WAYNE, IN – Heading to a roadside ice cream stand is a popular outing for Americans of all ages. Working behind the counter at these outlets is a first-time job for many teens. When the hours they work exceed limits set by federal child labor laws, these experiences can serve up violations for employers.

September 23, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $352K in back pay for 653 workers after Detroit area staffing agency misclassifies them as independent contractors

DEARBORN, MI – Federal wage investigators have recovered $352,347, in back overtime wages for 653 workers of a Dearborn staffing agency that assigned them to manufacturing facilities and illegally classified them as independent contractors.

By doing so, the employer denied their workers overtime wages, a violation under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

September 22, 2022

Una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. revela que un contratista de paneles de yeso del área de Houston violó la ley federal y clasificó erróneamente a los trabajadores como contratistas independientes

 

Nombre del empleador:                   First Choice Interiors LLC

Lugar de investigación:                    11430 Bissonnet Street, Suite E1

                                                                       Houston, TX 77099