January 27, 2023

US Department of Labor finds Joliet restaurant employed 25 minors in violation of child labor limits, assesses $18K in penalties

JOLIET, IL – Federal investigators have found a Joliet restaurant and catering company illegally employed 25 minor-aged workers as bussers, runners and dishwashers after 7 p.m. on school nights and 9 p.m. on weekends, and some more than 18 hours a week, and denied seven other workers overtime for hours over 40 in workweek.

January 26, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers $106K in back wages, damages after benefits advisors misclassify 68 workers as independent contractors

Employer:                  Senior Healthcare Advisors LLC

Investigation site:      816 S Military Trail

                                    Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

January 25, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers $300K in back wages, damages for 492 workers at Louisville coffee shop that diverted tips to management

Employer:                              Heine Brothers Inc.

Investigation site:                  1301 W. Main St.

                                                Louisville, KY 40203

January 25, 2023

New Hampshire chimney services contractor pays $26K to settle allegations of retaliation, interference with federal investigation of pay practices

MANCHESTER, NH – A Manchester chimney services contractor has paid a total of $26,163 to three workers to resolve allegations that the employer violated the Fair Labor Standards Act’s anti-retaliation provisions enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division.

January 23, 2023

Department of Labor recovers $724K in back wages, damages for 255 workers after Phoenix contractor denied overtime pay, falsified records

PHOENIX – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $724,082 in back wages and damages for 255 employees of an electrical contractor in Phoenix who denied them overtime wages and falsified records.  

January 23, 2023

Federal court forbids Putnam County plant nursery from threatening workers, obstructing US Department of Labor wage investigation

NEW YORK – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting a Patterson nursery and garden supply business, and its president from threatening its employees and obstructing a U.S. Department of Labor investigation.

January 23, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers $244K in back wages, damages for 49 employees of healthcare practice that failed to pay for all hours worked

Employer:  Orlando Health Medical Group Inc. - Operating as Orlando Health Medical Group Urology

Investigation sites: 

303 E. Par St., Orlando, FL 32804 (Headquarters)

865 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont, FL 43711

392 Rinehart Road, Lake Mary, FL 32746

January 19, 2023

Federal court orders Minneapolis healthcare provider to pay $1.6M in back wages, damages to 136 employees, after US Department of Labor investigation

MINNEAPOLIS – The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a consent judgment in federal court requiring a Minneapolis private in-home care provider to pay $1.6 million in back wages and damages, as part of the department’s effort to recover unpaid overtime wages for 136 healthcare workers in the Twin-Cities area.

January 18, 2023

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recupera más de $39,000 en salarios atrasados para trabajadores de desmontadoras de Arkansas a quienes se les negaron las horas extras

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Una investigación federal ha recuperado $39,436 en salarios atrasados para 23 trabajadores H-2A empleados por una desmontadora de Marvell, cuyo operador no cumplió con las protecciones de los trabajadores de la Ley de Normas Justas de Trabajo (FLSA por sus siglas en inglés).

January 17, 2023

Federal court orders Michigan assisted living facility, owner to pay $15K in back wages, damages after Department of Labor investigation

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A federal court has ordered the owner of a Haslett assisted living facility to pay $15,238 in back wages and damages to six healthcare workers, whom the employer failed to pay during meal breaks when their duties forced them to work during or through the breaks.

January 17, 2023

Federal court orders Carbondale café, owner to pay $98K in back wages, damages to 31 employees, rectifying jury decision that shorted back wages

CARBONDALE, IL – The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a federal court order requiring a Carbondale café to pay 31 workers $98,400 in back wages and damages for operating an illegal tip pool, almost six months after a jury awarded the workers $4,900 – just 10 percent of their back wages – in what the department alleged was an error based on the jury’s instructions and how they interpreted the evidence at trial.

January 17, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers $1.1M for 263 foreign workers denied full wages by Wisconsin employer

MADISON, WI – Five years after leaving their Guatemalan and Mexican homes for jobs promised by owners of two Wisconsin forestry companies and discovering they would not receive the wages, benefits and types of jobs described in their contracts, 263 workers will finally receive $1.1 million in unpaid wages after extensive federal investigations. 

January 17, 2023

CORRECTED: US Department of Labor alleges Colorado restaurant operator intimidated, fired workers who participated in federal investigation

DENVER The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a complaint in federal court against the operator of a Firestone franchise restaurant who allegedly fired two workers whom the employer believed complained to the department’s Wage and Hour Division about the employer’s pay practice and participated in the investigation that followed.

January 17, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers $49K for servers after finding restaurant’s owners shared servers’ tips with manager illegally

Employer:                                          Pho Saigon restaurant

Investigation sites:                            826 N. Ventura Road, Port Hueneme, CA 93041

January 12, 2023

Department of Labor obtains judgment ordering auto parts seller, logistics company to pay $5.6M to 1,398 misclassified drivers

PHOENIX – A national auto parts distributor and an Arizona logistics firm that misclassified 1,398 drivers as independent contractors will pay them a total of $5.6 million in back wages and liquidated damages after the U.S. Department of Labor obtained a consent judgment in federal court.

January 11, 2023

El Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos anuncia que la aplicación móvil de hoja de horas ya está disponible para que trabajadores y empleadores de habla hispana registren, rastreen y calculen los salarios

WASHINGTON El Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos anunció hoy que la versión en español de la aplicación Timesheet del departamento para dispositivos iOS o Android, que rastrea las horas de trabajo, el tiempo de descanso, las horas extras trabajadas y calcula los salarios adeudados, ya está disponible para su descarga gratuita.

January 11, 2023

Care industry compliance initiative recovers $500K in back wages, damages for 48 workers after four Sacramento-area employers denied full wages

SACRAMENTO – An ongoing compliance initiative by the U.S. Department of Labor found that four Sacramento-area home care providers failed to pay employees overtime as required despite some working 24-hour shifts caring for those in need.

January 11, 2023

US Department of Labor recovers $179K in back wages, damages from owners of 10 Las Vegas restaurants that failed to pay 121 workers overtime wages

LAS VEGAS – The U.S. Department of Labor recovered $179,860 in back wages and liquidated damages from the owners of 10 Korean BBQ, sushi and hot pot restaurants in Las Vegas who failed to combine the hours of 121 employees when they worked at more than one location and did not pay workers overtime wages for the hours over 40 in a workweek.

January 10, 2023

Departamento de Trabajo obtiene sentencia que ordena a proveedor de cuidados de adultos en Sur de California pagar $690K a 108 trabajadores

GARDEN GROVE, CA – Una corte federal ha aprobado una sentencia por consentimiento que ordena a un proveedor de cuidado de adultos del sur de California con antecedentes de infracciones laborales pagar $690,696 a 108 empleados después de que el Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU.