January 25, 2022

Federal court orders shuttle service to pay $742K in wages, damages to 368 employees after US Department of Labor investigation, litigation

NEW YORK – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York has entered a consent judgment  ordering a Brooklyn bus and shuttle service to pay $742,500 in back wages and liquidated damages for overtime wages denied to 368 shuttle drivers, following an investigation and litigation by the U.S. Department of Labor.

January 25, 2022

Federal investigation recovers $221K in back wages, damages for 59 workers

BOISE – The U.S. Department of Labor recovered $221,053 in back wages and liquidated damages for 59 drywall installation workers in Idaho after their employer recklessly denied them overtime wages they earned and then lied to investigators about it.

January 25, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $36K in back wages, damages after finding Fort Myers air conditioning company’s pay practices violated federal law

FORT MYERS, FL – A Fort Myers heating, ventilating and air conditioning company paid commissions and stipends to a rotation of on-call dispatchers but failed to include those payments in the workers’ rate of pay when calculating overtime in violation of federal law, the U.S. Department of Labor has determined.

January 24, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. ofrece un seminario en linea para ayudar a los empleadores de restaurantes del sureste a evitar las infracciones más comunes en materia de trabajo juvenil

ATLANTA - Cada año, millones de menores de 18 años se incorporan al mercado laboral estadounidense, muchos de ellos en la industria del servicio de alimentos.

January 24, 2022

Tire, auto repair shop pays $79K in back wages after US Department of Labor uncovers overtime violations

ATLANTA – Employers must accurately count all the hours employees work and include certain commissions earned when calculating overtime pay due. Failing to do so can lead to violations and result in unexpected costs in the form of back wages and, in some cases, penalties.

January 24, 2022

US Department of Labor commits to continuing the fight against human trafficking through collaboration, enforcement, outreach

WASHINGTON – As National Human Trafficking Prevention Month concludes, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division continues to support the updated U.S.

January 24, 2022

US Department of Labor offers webinar to help Southeast’s restaurant employers avoid common child labor compliance violations

ATLANTA – Millions of minors under the age of 18 join the U.S. workforce each year – many in the food industry – and the U.S. Department of Labor is working hard to ensure restaurant employers in the Southeast know their legal obligations regarding the employment of minors and to curb a recent increase in noncompliance.

January 21, 2022

US Department of Labor files suit after investigation finds federal contractor failed to ensure subcontractors paid $3.3M in wages, fringe benefits

DES MOINES, IA – The U.S. Department of Labor filed suit against a federal contractor that failed to ensure its subcontractors paid 3,964 employees as required at 88 Iowa sites, resulting in $3,348,543 in prevailing wage, overtime and fringe benefit back wages due. The employees removed poultry waste potentially infected with avian flu from the sites.

January 20, 2022

US Department of Labor conducts outreach, enforcement to ensure wage and hour compliance as cleanup continues after December tornadoes in Kentucky

Who:               Wage and Hour Division

What:             Outreach assistance and enforcement action after December 2021 tornadoes

When:             Jan. 24-28, 2022

Where:           Mayfield, Kentucky

January 19, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. presenta una demanda contra una empresa de San Antonio para recuperar $114,000 en salarios atrasados por horas extras, daños y perjuicios para 79 guardias de seguridad

SAN ANTONIO - Las prácticas salariales de una empresa de San Antonio que contrata exclusivamente a veteranos militares para trabajar como guardias de seguridad violaron la ley federal y pagaron $57,465 a 79 empleados en salarios atrasados por horas extras, tras una reciente investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU.<

January 19, 2022

US Department of Labor files lawsuit against San Antonio company seeking $114K in overtime back wages, damages for 79 security guards

SAN ANTONIO – The pay practices of a San Antonio company that exclusively hires military veterans to work as security guards violated federal law and shortchanged 79 employees of $57,465 in overtime back wages, a U.S. Department of Labor investigation has found.  

January 18, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers nearly $25K in back wages, damages for 26 workers at Pittsburgh home health service company

Employer Name:              Three Rivers Home Care LLC

Employer Address:          3629 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh 15227

Company Description:     Home health services company

January 18, 2022

Idaho painting contractor pays $81K in back wages, liquidated damages to 35 workers shortchanged by illegal pay practices

CALDWELL, ID – A U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division investigation found a painting contractor in Idaho failed to pay workers overtime wages, and failed to keep accurate records of employees’ earnings, both violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

January 18, 2022

US Department of Labor finds Charleston Walgreens store employed 12-year-old worker in violation of child labor laws

CHARLESTON, SC A Charleston Walgreens failed to comply with federal labor laws setting minimum age standards and limiting the number of hours and times a minor-aged employee can work. This led the U.S. Department of Labor to assess a civil money penalty to the Walgreens location, part of the nation’s second largest pharmacy store chain.

January 14, 2022

West Virginia nursing care facility pays $270K in back wages, damages to 166 workers following US Department of Labor investigation

PRINCETON, WV – A federal investigation recovered $270,984 in back wages and liquidated damages for 166 workers of a Princeton skilled nursing care facility. The employer failed to pay proper overtime as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

January 13, 2022

Un tribunal ordena a un entrenador de caballos de Long Island y a el establo que paguen $132,000 a 52 empleados después de que el Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. descubriera el robo de salarios y la falsificación de registros.

NUEVA YORK - Un tribunal federal ha ordenado a un importante establo de caballos pura sangre de Long Island y a su propietario que paguen un total de $132,631 por concepto de salarios atrasados y por daños y perjuicios a 52 mozos de cuadra y mozos de pista en varios lugares, incluyendo los hipódromos de Belmont y Aqueduct. El propietario del establo no pagó a los trabajadores los salarios por horas extras que ganaban.

January 12, 2022

Tres contratistas de trabajo agrícola de cítricos pagan $76,000 en salarios atrasados y sanciones después de que el Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. descubriera violaciones del programa de trabajadores invitados H-2A

TAMPA, FL - Cuando tres contratistas de trabajo agrícola de cítricos de Arcadia no cumplieron con los requisitos del programa federal de visados para trabajadores agrícolas H-2A, defraudaron a 123 empleados, a los que debían $72,609 dólares en salarios totales.

January 12, 2022

Honolulu company to pay $1.4M to 171 security officers after US Department of Labor finds employer illegally schemed to deny payment of overtime wages

HONOLULU – A Hawaii company that provides security officers to the state’s National Guard, the Hawaii State Arts Museum, Foster Botanical Gardens and other public and private facilities, will pay $1,539,773 in back wages and liquidated damages to 171 guards – and civil penalties – after a federal investigation determined the company denied workers overtime pay illegally.

January 12, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $126K for employees after federal court holds Connecticut home healthcare provider in contempt

HARTFORD, CT – The U.S. Marshals Service facilitated the seizure of $126,250 in back wages and liquidated damages and $22,413 in attorney’s fees from the corporate bank account of a New London home healthcare provider after the employers reneged on a payment agreement and defied orders from the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

January 12, 2022

Three citrus farm labor contractors pay $76K in back wages, penalties after US Department of Labor finds violations of guest worker program

TAMPA, FL – When three Arcadia citrus farm labor contractors failed to comply with the requirements of the federal H-2A agricultural worker visa program, they shortchanged 123 employees – owing them $72,609 in total wages.