February 18, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Slidell, Louisiana Contractor Paying $78,038 to 12 Employees

SLIDELL, LA – After an investigation by the a U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Superior Air Conditioning and Heating LLC – based in Slidell, Louisiana – has paid $78,038 in back wages and fringe benefits to 12 employees for violating requirements of the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

February 11, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor and New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions Partner to Protect the State’s Workforce and Enforce Wage Laws

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The U.S. Department of Labor and the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand and improve the protection of New Mexico's workforce, strengthen enforcement of wage laws and level the playing field for responsible employers.

February 11, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor to Host Roundtable to Discuss H-2A Program At Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center on Feb. 25, 2020

HAYS, KS ­- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) will host an Agricultural Roundtable Event focusing on compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Employment of Foreign Workers Visa Program under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

February 11, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Austin Restaurant Paying $98,520 in Owed Wages, Damages to Employees

AUSTIN, TX – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Polvos I LLC – doing business as Polvo’s Mexican Restaurant in Austin, Texas – has paid $98,520 in back wages and liquidated damages to 19 employees to resolve overtime violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

February 11, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers Back Wages and Damages For Oklahoma Healthcare Workers

CUSHING, OK – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), AHS Cushing Hospital LLC – operating as Hillcrest Hospital Cushing in Cushing, Oklahoma – has paid $30,488 in back wages and liquidated damages to 12 employees to resolve violations of the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

February 11, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Obtains Judgment Requiring Texas Contractor To Pay $318,244 to 69 Employees at Two Hawaiian Hotels

HONOLULU, HI – The U.S. Department of Labor has secured a $318,244 consent judgment against Steve Hoegger & Associates Inc. – a general contractor based in Wylie, Texas – for failing to pay overtime to employees who worked more than 40 hours per week, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), at two Hawaii hotels. The settlement follows an investigation by the department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD).

February 11, 2020

Saipan Waste Collection Company Pays Employees $30,077 in Back Wages, Damages, After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Overtime Violations

HONOLULU, HI – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), AYD Services Inc. – a Saipan-based provider of environmental and waste collection services – has paid $30,077 in back wages and liquidated damages to 21 employees for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime requirements. The employer also paid $17,976 in civil penalties as a repeat and willful violator of the FLSA’s wage standards.

February 11, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Conducting Wage Survey of Guam’s Building, Heavy, Highway and Residential Construction Projects

HAGATNA, GUAM – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is conducting a building, heavy, highway and residential construction survey in Guam to collect data to establish prevailing wage rates, as required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts.

The survey is not limited to federally funded construction projects, and covers active building, heavy, highway and residential construction projects in Guam between May 1, 2019, and April 30, 2020.

February 5, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in McDonald’s Franchisee Paying $48,258 For Violations of Federal Child Labor Laws, Additional $20,015 for Minimum Wage and Overtime Violations

LOUISVILLE, KY – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), NPT Partners I LLC – a Louisville, Kentucky-based franchisee of six McDonald’s restaurants – has paid a civil money penalty of $48,258 for violating child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In addition, the franchisee has paid $20,015 in wages to eight employees for violating minimum wage and overtime requirements of the FLSA.

February 5, 2020

St. Augustine Hospital to Pay $107,185 in Overtime Wages After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Violations

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Flagler Hospital Inc. – based in St. Augustine, Florida – will pay $107,185 in back wages to 141 employees for violating the overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

February 5, 2020

Electrical Contractor Pays $221,853 in Back Wages, Benefits After Investigation Finds Violations at Savannah Harbor Expansion Project

SAVANNAH, GA After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Vos Electric Inc. – an electrical contractor based in Green Bay, Wisconsin – has paid $221,853 in back wages and benefits to 32 employees for violating requirements of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (CWHSSA) and the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA). The violations occurred while the employees were working at the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.

February 4, 2020

City of Concord, New Hampshire, Pays Penalties for Child Labor Violations Following Injury to Teen Worker at Ice Arena

MANCHESTER, NH – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), the City of Concord, New Hampshire, paid $9,645 in civil money penalties for violations of the child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) at the Douglas N. Everett Ice Arena, which led to the injury of one minor employee.

February 3, 2020

Electric Contractor Pays $89,370 in Back Wages, Damages After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Overtime Pay Violations

LEVELLAND, TX After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Ricky L. Bryant Ltd. – doing business as Bryant Electric in Levelland, Texas – has paid $44,685 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 43 employees for violating the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

February 3, 2020

Texas-Based Contractor Pays $153,755 in Back Wages To Delivery Drivers after U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

RICHARDSON, TX – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Accelore Group LLC – doing business as Accelore Solutions in Richardson, Texas – has paid $153,755 in back wages to 289 employees to resolve violations of the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

January 31, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor, Doña Ana Community College to Provide Seminar For Agricultural Industry Employers, Contractors and Others in Las Cruces

LAS CRUCES, NM - The U.S. Department of Labor, in collaboration with various federal and state agencies, and other stakeholders – including the Small Business Development Center at the Doña Ana Community College in Las Cruces, New Mexico – will host an educational outreach forum on February 11, 2020, for employers and others interested in information and guidance on regulations pertaining to agricultural employment.

January 31, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in National Educational Enterprise Paying $411,478 to 485 Employees

PHOENIX, AZ – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Dream Center Education Holdings – a national educational enterprise based in Chandler, Arizona – has paid $411,478 in back wages to 485 employees after missed payroll resulted in minimum wage and overtime violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

January 28, 2020

Local Government in Michigan Pays $54,945 in Back Wages to 48 Police and Firefighters after U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

BELLEVILLE, MI After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Charter Township of Van Buren has paid $54,945 in back wages to 48 current and former employees for violations of the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

January 28, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Michigan Towing Company Paying $58,551 in Overtime Back Wages to 66 Employees

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Elite Road Service LLC – based in Clinton Township, Michigan – has paid $58,551 in back wages to 66 current and former employees to resolve violations of the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

January 27, 2020

Iowa Construction Company Pays $126,420 in Overtime Back Wages After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Violations

SOLON, IA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), E & J Electric Inc. – based in Solon, Iowa, and operates as both E & J Electric Inc. & E & J Geothermal Inc. – has paid $126,420 in back wages to 25 current and former employees for violating the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

January 27, 2020

Tucson Restaurant to Pay Employees $114,964 in Back Wages, Damages After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Violations

PHOENIX, AZ After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Chuy’s Mesquite Broiler – a restaurant based in Tucson, Arizona – will pay $114,964 in back wages and damages to 55 employees and $20,372 in civil penalties for violating minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).