May 26, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $41K in back wages for five workers denied minimum wage, overtime by Weatherford restaurant employer

Employer name:                    Antonio’s Mexican Restaurant Weatherford Inc.

                                                        (operating as Antonio’s Homestyle Cooking)

Investigation site:                  1900 Santa Fe Drive

                                                         Weatherford, TX 76086

May 26, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $33K for 14 shortchanged workers in Honolulu after investigation finds tour operator violated overtime rules

HONOLULU – A federal investigation has recovered $33,399 in back wages and liquidated damages for 14 underpaid workers of an Oahu tour operator who denied crew members on a company tour boat their overtime wages.

May 26, 2022

US Department of Labor to hold listening session for West Coast employers, industry stakeholders on possible revisions to overtime regulations

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Department of Labor will hold an online listening session for West Coast employees, employers and other stakeholders on June 3, 2022, on possible revisions to the regulations that enforce the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime exemptions for executive, administrative and professional employees.

May 25, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $181K in back wages for Birmingham workers after investigation finds improper claim of overtime pay exemption

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Two Birmingham delivery companies, employed by FedEx Corp. as subcontractors, shortchanged 235 workers after wrongly claiming the workers were not entitled to overtime pay under motor carrier regulations, a U.S. Department of Labor investigation has found.

May 25, 2022

US Department of Labor investigation finds Quicksburg, Virginia, nonprofit failed to pay minimum wage to 40 workers with disabilities

Employer name:

Shen-Paco Industries Inc.

1032 Wissler Road

Quicksburg, VA 22847

Investigation findings:

May 24, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers more than $168K in back wages, damages for 17 Hattiesburg buffet restaurant workers denied minimum wage

Employer:                              Super King Buffet Inc.

Investigation site:                 4591 Hardy St., Hattiesburg, MS 39402

May 24, 2022

Una investigación federal recupera $77,000 en salarios atrasados para un empleado estatal al que se le denegó erróneamente una licencia médica protegida y se le despidió ilegalmente

ATLANTA - A raíz de una investigación federal, el Departamento de Salud Pública de Georgia ha reincorporado a un empleado de Atlanta sancionado y despedido erróneamente por ausencias protegidas según la ley federal y le ha pagado $77,314 en concepto de salarios atrasados para resolver las infracciones de la Ley de Licencia Médica y Familiar.

May 24, 2022

Federal investigation recovers $77K in back wages for state employee wrongly denied protected medical leave, illegally terminated

ATLANTA – Following a federal investigation, the Georgia Department of Public Health has reinstated an employee in Atlanta wrongly disciplined and terminated for absences protected under federal law and paid them $77,314 in back wages to resolve violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

May 24, 2022

Residential nursing care facilities management company in Illinois to pay $3M in overtime back wages to 3,024 caregivers after federal investigation

PEORIA, IL – More than 3,000 caregivers at 84 residential nursing care facilities across three Midwestern states must be paid $2,939,576 in back overtime wages by the locations’ Illinois-based management company to resolve violations found in a U.S. Department of Labor investigation.

May 20, 2022

US Marshals arrest Virginia landscaping company owner who failed to comply with federal court orders

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The owner of a Hampton, Virginia, landscaping and snow removal company has been arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service for failing to comply with federal court orders.

May 19, 2022

BALTIMORE - Un juez federal ha ordenado a cuatro prestadores de servicios de asistencia, atención diurna para adultos y transporte pagar $364,604 - $182,302 en salarios atrasados y una cantidad igual en compensación por daños - a 132 trabajadores después

BALTIMORE - Un juez federal ha ordenado a cuatro prestadores de servicios de asistencia, atención diurna para adultos y transporte pagar $364,604 - $182,302 en salarios atrasados y una cantidad igual en compensación por daños - a 132 trabajadores después de que el Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. descubriera numerosas infracciones en sus prácticas de pago en una investigación de la División de Horas y Salarios.

May 19, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $39K in back wages for 28 workers after uncovering overtime violations by Mississippi home healthcare agency

Employer:                              Open Heart Senior Home Care LLC

Investigation site:                  615 Market St.

Port Gibson, MS 39150

May 19, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $11K for worker fired illegally for using federally protected medical leave by Los Angeles meat, poultry provider

Employer name:                   Commodity Sales Co.

Investigation site:                 517 S. Clarence St.

                                                   Los Angeles, CA 90033

Date:                                       October 2018 – October 2021

May 19, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo renueva iniciativa multianual para brindar cumplimiento, capacitación, educación para trabajadores de restaurantes

WASHINGTON – El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU., renovó una iniciativa nacional de varios años para ayudar a los trabajadores y aumentar el cumplimiento federal por parte de los empleadores de servicios de alimentos, una industria en la que, en el año fiscal 2021, la División de Horas y Salarios del departamento encontró violaciones en casi el 85% de sus investigaciones de restaurantes.

May 19, 2022

Department of Labor renews multi-year initiative to provide enforcement, outreach, education for restaurant workers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has renewed a multi-year nationwide initiative to help workers and increase federal compliance by food service employers, an industry where – in fiscal year 2021 – the department’s Wage and Hour Division found violations in nearly 85 percent of its restaurant investigations.

These investigations led the division to recover more than $34.7 million in back wages for more than 29,000 workers and to assess employers with $3.2 million in penalties.

May 18, 2022

Tribunal federal ordena a instalaciones de vivienda asistida en Maryland pagar $950K en salarios, daños y multas por violaciones deliberadas a la FLSA

FULTON, MD - A pesar de servir las necesidades de adultos mayores en cuatro residencias de vivienda asistida en Maryland con alta calidad y atención compasiva, 27 trabajadores esenciales fueron víctimas de empleadores que no se preocuparon por su bienestar o por pagarles lo que ganaron legalmente.

May 18, 2022

Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recupera $225K en salarios para trabajadores agrícolas en California, impone $54K en multas a cinco granjas

SAN FRANCISCO – Los trabajadores migrantes del programa H-2A de trabajadores agrícolas temporales brindan mano de obra estacional crítica a granjas de toda California, dedicando semanas fuera de casa en trabajos agotadores pero necesarios para apoyar la industria agrícola de $49 mil millones del estado.

May 18, 2022

US Department of Labor to hold listening session for Southwest workers, advocates, union representatives on possible revisions to overtime regulations

DALLAS ─ The U.S. Department of Labor will hold an online listening session for Southwest employees and their stakeholders on May 25, 2022, on possible revisions to the regulations that enforce the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime exemptions for executive, administrative and professional employees.

May 17, 2022

As the Northwest’s summer season approaches, recent federal investigations should remind employers to make youth employment beneficial for all

PORTLAND, OR – As the summer hiring season looms, employers are offering more opportunities for youth-aged workers to earn money and gain work experience than in recent years. In preparation for their early ventures into the working world, young workers should familiarize themselves – and employers should review practices and ensure compliance –with federal labor laws designed to ensure that the experience is rewarding and safe.