February 21, 2024

US Department of Labor to host online educational seminar for agriculture industry employers, workers, other stakeholders

Who:               U.S. Department of Labor

What:             2024 Virtual Agricultural Seminar

When:             March 28, 2024, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST

Where:           Online event. Register to attend.

February 21, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers nearly $18K in back wages, damages for wrongly terminated worker at rehabilitation facility in Louisiana

Employer name:        Covington-AMG Rehabilitation Hospital LLC, doing business as AMG Physical

                                            Rehab

Investigation site:     5025 Keystone Blvd. 

                                            Covington, LA 70433                                                                                                      

February 21, 2024

US Department of Labor seeks injunction to stop use of ‘oppressive child labor’ by Fayette Janitorial Service at meat processing facilities

SIOUX CITY, IA – The U.S. Department of Labor today asked a federal court to issue a nationwide temporary restraining order and injunction against Fayette Janitorial Service LLC – operating as Fayette Industrial – to stop the Tennessee-based company from illegally employing children while the department continues its investigations of the company’s labor practices.

February 21, 2024

New York landscaping company to pay $1.1M after US Department of Labor uncovers overtime, H-2B program violations

LONG ISLAND, NY – A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has found that a Southampton landscaping company failed to comply with requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the federal H-2B worker program and will recover over $1 million in back wages and liquidated damages for 54 underpaid workers.

February 20, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $131K for 110 employees denied overtime, misclassified as independent contractors by Hawaii security services company

Employer:      Prior Vision LLC

                             590 Farrington Highway, Suite 524-445

 Kapolei, HI 96707

February 20, 2024

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. recupera $159K en salarios atrasados para trabajadores negados sus propinas por el empleador

Nombre del empleador:        Izumi Sushi & Hibachi All You Can Eat LLC

Sitio de investigación:           2844 Thousand Oaks Drive

                                                           San Antonio, TX 78232 

February 20, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $159K in back wages for restaurant workers after employer takes their tips

Employer name:          Izumi Sushi & Hibachi All You Can Eat LLC 

Investigation site:      2844 Thousand Oaks Drive

                                              San Antonio, TX 78232 

February 20, 2024

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. recupera más de $1 millón en salarios atrasados para 859 trabajadores de atención médica domiciliaria empleados por dos empresas de Texas

MCALLEN, TX – La recuperación por parte del Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. de más de $1 millón en salarios mínimos y remuneración por horas extras adeudados a 859 trabajadores de atención médica domiciliaria empleados por dos compañías de Texas muestra que las prácticas salariales inadecuadas en la industria siguen siendo un problema sistémico en Texas y en todo el país.

February 20, 2024

US Department of Labor investigations recover more than $1M in back wages for 859 home healthcare workers employed by two Texas companies

MCALLEN, TX – The U.S. Department of Labor’s recovery of more than $1 million in minimum and overtime wages owed to 859 home healthcare workers employed by two Texas companies show that improper pay practices in the industry remain a systemic problem in Texas and across the nation.

February 13, 2024

Departamento de Trabajo recupera $170,000 tras descubrir que empresa de construcción de Bakersfield negó pago de horas extra a 74 empleados

Empleador:    Universal Welding and Construction Inc.

                              12558 Snow Road

                              Bakersfield, CA 93314                                                                                                     

February 13, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $170K in wages, damages after investigation finds Bakersfield construction company denied 74 employees overtime pay

Employer:      Universal Welding and Construction Inc.

                        12558 Snow Road

February 9, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $151K in back wages, damages for 64 guards at Northville, Michigan, security company

Employer:      Koda Group Inc.

                        200 North Center St.

                        Northville, MI

Actions:          Fair Labor Standards Act consent judgment

Court:             U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan              

February 7, 2024

Federal court orders Portland restaurants to pay $540K to employees after illegally splitting tips

Employer:              Pizzicato Inc.

                                    121 South Bancroft St.

February 7, 2024

Department of Labor recovers $134K in tips, overtime wages, damages after investigators found Hawaii restaurant owner shortchanged workers

Employer:      Maui L&L Food Inc., operating as L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

                        270 Dairy Road

February 7, 2024

US Department of Labor recovers $184K in back wages, damages for 56 workers shortchanged by Naples restaurant

TAMPA, FL – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $184,139 in back wages and liquidated damages for 56 seasonal guest workers and U.S. workers of a Naples restaurant after finding multiple violations of federal nonimmigrant work program regulations and federal minimum wage and overtime regulations. 

February 7, 2024

Franquicia de Popeyes paga $212K tras una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo por violaciones de trabajo infantil y no pago de horas extras

Empleador:    14th St. Chicken Corp., que opera como Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits

                        7007 International Blvd.

                        Oakland, CA 94621                                                                                                      

February 7, 2024

Popeyes franchisee pays $212K after US Department of Labor investigation finds child labor, overtime violations

Employer:      14th St. Chicken Corp., operating as Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits

                        7007 International Blvd.

February 7, 2024

Roofing contractor pays $117,175 penalty after 15-year-old’s fatal fall at Alabama work site

CULLMAN, AL Apex Roofing & Restoration LLC paid $117,175 in civil money penalties after the U.S. Department of Labor determined that the Pelham roofing contractor employed a 15-year-old child in violation of federal child labor laws, resulting in the child’s death at a Cullman worksite. 

February 7, 2024

Court orders Connecticut sports bar, owner to pay $359K for retaliating against employees

HARTFORD, CT – After investigations and litigation by the U.S. Department of Labor, a federal court ordered a Milford sports bar and its owner to pay employees a total of $359,485 in back pay, emotional distress damages, withheld compensation and punitive damages for violating the anti-retaliation provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act.