November 12, 2019

Two Orlando, Florida, Restaurants to Pay Wages After U.S. Department of Labor Uncovers Overtime Violations

ORLANDO, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Chai BKK Inc. and Chai 99 Inc. – two Orlando, Florida-based restaurants owned by Hong Saeunong – will pay $27,000 in back wages to 17 employees for violating overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

November 12, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Injunction Against Illinois Restaurant for Repeated Violations of Federal Wage Laws

EAST PEORIA, IL – After a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime requirements, a federal judge has issued an injunction against Tequila’s Mexican Bar and Grill – based in Peoria, Illinois – and its owner Hector Munoz and manager Javier Munoz for repeated violations of federal recordkeeping requirements.

November 12, 2019

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

FUQUAY-VARINA, NC – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), He’s Group Inc. – operating as King Chinese Buffet in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina – will pay $45,077 in back wages and liquidated damages to eight employees for violating the minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

November 12, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Finds Three Chicago Area Companies Violated Child Labor Regulations After Minors Suffer Serious Injuries

CHICAGO, IL – After investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), it was determined that three Chicago-area companies – Maria V. Contracting, Prate Roofing & Installations LLC, and Red Line Management – violated the Child Labor Provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). WHD has also assessed a total of $127,262 in civil money penalties against the companies under the Child Labor Enhanced Penalty Program (CLEPP) because three minors suffered substantial impairment during their unlawful employment.  

November 12, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Pennsylvania Restaurant Paying Back Wages, Damages in Settlement Agreement

HATFIELD, PA – In a consent judgment filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Via Marconi Pizza Pub Inc. – a bar and restaurant based in Hatfield, Pennsylvania – will pay $362,988 in back wages and liquidated damages to 25 employees for overtime violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) found by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD). WHD also assessed a $21,398 civil monetary penalty due to the willful nature of the violations.

November 12, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Federal Court Ordering Commercial Laundry to Pay $266,670 in Back Wages, Damages

LANDSDOWNE, PA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Central Laundry Inc. – based in Landsdowne, Pennsylvania – and its owner George Rengepes and business operator Jimmy Rengepes must pay $133,335 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 32 employees to remedy violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

November 12, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Wyoming Motel Owners Paying Employees $189,466 for Minimum Wage, Overtime Violations

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – After an investigation by the U.S Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Sunil and Parul Patel – owners of a Motel 6 and Super 8 motel in Riverton, Wyoming – will pay $189,466 to three employees for federal wage violations as part of a consent judgment lodged in the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming. Investigators found the employer violated overtime and minimum wage provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

November 8, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Opinion Letters to Enhance Military Service Members’ Ability to Succeed in Civilian Workforce

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today the issuance of two opinion letters that will assist active duty service members in their transitions to the civilian workforce.

November 7, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Florida Painting Contractor Paying $107,890 in Wages for Overtime Violations

ORLANDO, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Memos Painting & Drywall Inc. – based in Orlando, Florida – will pay $107,890 in back wages to 101 employees for violating the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

November 4, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Agricultural Employment Initiative Recovers $422,152 for Southern and Central California Workers

LOS ANGELES, CA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division recently concluded an agricultural employment focused educational and enforcement initiative that recovered $422,152 in back wages for 443 low-wage workers across California and assessed $85,168 in civil penalties primarily against growers in Central California.

November 4, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Proposal to Expand Access To Bonuses for America’s Workers

WASHINGTON DC – The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) today announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would allow job creators to offer bonuses or other incentive-based pay to employees whose hours vary from week to week.

October 28, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Delivers Record $322 Million in Recovered Wages For Workers in Fiscal Year 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recovered a record $322 million in wages owed to workers in Fiscal Year 2019. WHD also set a new record for compliance assistance events in FY 2019, holding more than 3,700 educational outreach events – including on-the-ground presentations and trainings – to help job creators understand their responsibilities under the law.

October 25, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Kentucky Lawn Service Company Paying $100,000 in Back Wages, Damages and Penalties

LOUISVILLE, KY After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Michael Osbourn – the owner of Mike Osbourn Lawn Care Inc. – will pay $76,067 in back wages and liquidated damages to 69 employees. The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky issued a consent judgment against the Shepherdsville, Kentucky-based employer for violating the minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

October 25, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Federal Contractor Violated Wage Law in Georgia

ALBANY, GA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), XOtech LLC – a federal contractor based in Tyrone, Georgia – has paid $43,224 in back wages to five employees for violating requirements of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA), at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia.

October 24, 2019

Tennessee Butcher, Restaurant Pays $88,276 in Wages, Damages and Penalties After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Wage, Child Labor Violations

SUMMERTOWN, TN After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Shaffer Farms Custom Meats LLC and Shaffer Farms Texas Bar-B-Q restaurant has paid $69,514 in back wages and liquidated damages to 21 employees for violating the overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

October 24, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $27,959 in Wages for South Carolina Real Estate Developer’s Employees after Finding Overtime Violations

NORTH AUGUSTA, SC – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), TR Sales Plantation – a real estate developer in North Augusta, South Carolina – has paid $27,959 in back wages to eight employees for overtime violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

October 24, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Granite Falls, North Carolina, Restaurant Violated Federal Wage and Child Labor Laws

GRANITE FALLS, NC After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Granite Falls Seafood Inc. – operating as Captain’s Galley Seafood Restaurant – will pay $21,974 in back wages and liquidated damages to eight employees for violating minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The employer also paid a civil penalty of $1,751 for FLSA child labor violations.

October 24, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Finds Bay County, Florida, Convenience Stores Violated Federal Wage Laws after Charging Employees for Shortages

BAY COUNTY, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Kajkunj Inc  and Ram Duhn LLC – two convenience stores and gas stations based in Bay County, Florida – will pay $28,724 in back wages and liquidated damages to employees for minimum wage, overtime and recordkeeping violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

October 23, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Home Hardware Supplier in Guam Paying $48,046 to 39 Employees for Overtime Violations

HAGATNA, GU – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), WMJ Inc. – doing business as Guam Home Center in Dededo, Guam – will pay $48,046 to 39 employees for violating the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

October 23, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Finds Rock Hill, South Carolina, Subway Restaurant Franchisee Violated Federal Child Labor Laws

ROCK HILL, SC – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Houston Enterprises Inc. – operator of 13 Subway franchises – with headquarters in Rock Hill, South Carolina, has paid a $5,802 civil penalty for violating federal child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).