News Releases

July 18, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds North Carolina Restaurant Violated Federal Wage and Overtime Laws

HICKORY, NC – Nara Japanese Restaurant LLC – a restaurant based in Hickory, North Carolina – has paid $28,779 in back wages to 20 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found the employer violated minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

July 18, 2019

Georgia Resource Center to Pay $157,473 to Employees After U.S. Department of Labor Uncovers Federal Labor Law Violations

VALDOSTA, GA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Lowndes Advocacy Resource Center Inc. – operating as LARC Inc. in Valdosta, Georgia – will pay $157,473 in back wages to 130 employees for failing to meet the requirements of Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). LARC Inc. also violated the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA).

July 18, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Recovers $153,740 in Back Wages and Damages for Employees at Tennessee Restaurant

CHATTANOOGA, TN – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Chattanooga Restaurant Group LLC – operating as City Café Diner – will pay $153,740 in back wages and liquidated damages to 46 employees for violating the overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

July 18, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in South Florida Delivery Company Paying $64,027 in Wages

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), ASAP Courier & Logistics LLC – based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida – has paid $64,027 in back wages to 160 employees for violating overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

July 18, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Tennessee Senior Living Facility Paying $91,727 in Back Wages, Damages, and Penalties

HENDERSONVILLE, TN – Hearth Management LLC – the operator of a senior living and memory care facility in Hendersonville, Tennessee – has paid $81,008 in back wages and liquidated damages to 38 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation determined the employer violated overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The employer also paid a $10,719 civil money penalty for repeated violations.

July 18, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $51,623 for Employees After Finding Boca Raton Engineering Contractor Violated Federal Overtime Regulations

BOCA RATON, FL – EMS Site Development LLC - a Boca Raton, Florida, engineering contractor – has paid $51,623 in wages to 61 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation determined the employer violated overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

July 18, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $34,538 for Employee Terminated Unlawfully By South Carolina Auto Manufacturer

LAURENS, SC – Alupress LLC – a manufacturing subsidiary of Alupress AG based in Laurens, South Carolina – has paid $34,538 to a former employee after the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) found the employer violated the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

July 17, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Southern California Company Paying Employees $58,815 for H-1B Visa Program Violations

LOS ANGELES, CALogin Consulting Services Inc. – a staffing and recruitment company based in El Segundo, California – has paid $58,815 to two employees after a U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found violations of the H-1B foreign labor certification program.

July 17, 2019

Illinois Employer to Pay $573,836 in Wages to 215 Employees In Settlement After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

STERLING, IL – Rock River Valley Self Help Enterprises Inc. – based in Sterling, Illinois – will pay 215 current and former employees with disabilities nearly $574,000 in back wages as part of its agreement to resolve issues uncovered by a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  

July 17, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Asheville, North Carolina, Resort in Violation of H-2B Guest Worker Program

ASHEVILLE, NC – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Biltmore Co. – operating as Biltmore Workforce Management Inc. and based in Asheville, North Carolina – has paid $6,938 in back wages to a U.S. applicant for violating labor provisions of the H-2B visa program. The employer also paid a civil penalty of $24,076 assessed by WHD.

July 17, 2019

Ohio Health Care Provider Pays $230,696 in Overtime Back Wages To 74 Employees after U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

COLUMBUS, OH – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Good Hands Supported Living LTD – based in Columbus, Ohio – has paid $230,696 in back wages to 74 employees. WHD found the rehabilitation center and home health care agency violated the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) overtime and recordkeeping provisions.

July 16, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor to Offer Compliance Assistance Training for Employers Participating in H-2A and H-2B Visa Certification, July 26

LAFAYETTE, LA – On July 26, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) will hold a compliance seminar in Lafayette, Louisiana.

July 11, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor to Offer Compliance Seminar On Prevailing Wage Requirements in Sacramento, California

SACRAMENTO, CA – The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) will offer a compliance seminar in Sacramento, California, for contractors, unions, workers, and other interested parties to provide information on the rules governing federal prevailing wage requirements. The event will offer training on labor standards for federally funded construction and federal service contracts.

WHAT: Wage and Hour Division Prevailing Wage Seminar

WHEN: July 23-25, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDT

July 10, 2019

Motorcycle Retailer Pays $44,330 in Back Wages and Damages After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Overtime Violations

MANCHESTER, NH – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), The Collectable Trader LLC – a motorcycle dealer based in Pembroke, New Hampshire – has paid $22,165 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 59 current and former employees to resolve violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 

July 8, 2019

Central Florida Roofing Company Pays $75,710 in Wages After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

TARPON SPRINGS, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Arry's Roofing Services Inc. – a roofing company based in Tarpon Springs, Florida – has paid $75,710 in back wages to 144 employees for violating the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

July 8, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results In Florida Hotel Paying $64,786 in Back Wages

KISSIMMEE, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Brooks Hospitality Corp. – operator of the Comfort Suites Maingate East in Kissimmee, Florida, and Gemini Global, a Kissimmee-based hotel staffing agency – has paid $64,786 in back wages to 100 employees for violating overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

July 1, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Wage and Hour Opinion Letters

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that it has issued three new opinion letters that address compliance issues related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). An opinion letter is an official, written opinion by the Department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) on how a particular law applies in specific circumstances presented by the individual person or entity that requested the letter.

The opinion letters issued today are:

June 27, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Announces New Compliance Assistance Tools

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the launch of additional plain-language, user-friendly compliance assistance materials to help employers, workers, and other stakeholders understand their responsibilities and their rights under federal labor law.

June 26, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor and Southern Methodist University to Provide Informational and Outreach Forum in Dallas, Texas, on June 27, 2019

DALLAS, TX - The U.S. Department of Labor, in partnership with Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, will host an informational outreach forum on June 27, 2019, for employers, employees, and members of the public  interested in a wide range of services provided by the Department and other agencies.

June 26, 2019

Express Delivery Company to Pay $597,000 in Back Wages to 224 Drivers In Connecticut and New Jersey After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

PHILADELPHIA, PA – LaserShip Inc. – a delivery company based in Vienna, Virginia – has entered into a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor requiring payment of $597,000 in back wages to 224 employees in Connecticut and New Jersey. 

Investigations conducted by the Department's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) exposed minimum wage, overtime and recordkeeping violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) at LaserShip's facilities in Meriden, Connecticut, and East Brunswick, New Jersey.