March 28, 2020

U.S. Department Of Labor Adds To Guidance for Workers and Employers Explaining Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Benefits Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

WASHINGTON, DC Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published more guidance to provide information to employees and employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it goes into effect on April 1, 2020.

March 27, 2020

U.S. Department Of Labor Publishes More Guidance for Workers and Employers Explaining Paid Sick Leave, Expanded Family and Medical Leave Benefits

WASHINGTON, DC Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced more guidance to provide information to workers and employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect on April 1, 2020.

March 26, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Three New Wage and Hour Opinion Letters

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced three new opinion letters that address compliance issues related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). An opinion letter is an official, written opinion by the Department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) on how a particular law applies in specific circumstances presented by the person or entity that requested the letter.

The opinion letters issued today are:

March 26, 2020

U.S. Department Of Labor Announces Additional Guidance Explaining Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced more guidance to provide information to workers and employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect on April 1, 2020.

March 25, 2020

UPDATED: U.S. Department of Labor Invites Stakeholders to a National Online Dialogue on Paid Family and Medical Leave and Paid Sick Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor is hosting a national online dialogue, Providing Expanded Family and Medical Leave to Employees Affected by COVID-19, to help employers and workers understand their responsibilities and rights, respectively, under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

On March 18, 2020, the President signed into law the FFCRA, requiring certain employers to provide employees with paid family and medical leave or paid sick leave for specified reasons in response to COVID-19.

March 24, 2020

U.S. Department Of Labor Publishes Guidance Explaining Paid Sick Leave And Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced its first round of published guidance to provide information to employees and employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect on April 1, 2020.

March 19, 2020

Arizona Window Installation Company to Pay $577,997 To Employees After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Overtime Violations

PHOENIX, AZ After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) Southwest Windows & Doors LLC – based in Tempe, Arizona – will pay $577,997 to 109 employees for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime requirements.   

March 13, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Leads Court to Order North Carolina Restaurant to Pay $120,949 in Back Wages and Damages

CHARLOTTE, NC – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina ordered Hot Taco LLC – a Charlotte, North Carolina, restaurant – to pay $120,949 in back wages and liquidated damages to 67 employees for minimum wage violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

March 13, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in South Carolina Contractor Paying $43,663 in Back Wages, Damages for Overtime Violations

LEXINGTON, SC After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Lucas Builders Inc. – based in Lexington, South Carolina – has paid $43,663 in back wages and liquidated damages to 15 employees for violating overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

March 13, 2020

North Carolina Manufacturer Pays $120,567 in Back Wages, Damages After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Overtime Violations

RANDLEMAN, NCAfter an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Butler Trailer Manufacturing Co. – based in Randleman, North Carolina – has paid $120,567 in back wages and liquidated damages to 40 employees for violating the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

March 13, 2020

Atlanta-Area Restaurant Operator to Pay $411,010 to 157 Employees After Investigation Finds Minimum Wage, Overtime Violations

DORAVILLE, GA After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), the operator of an Atlanta-area restaurant enterprise will pay $411,010 in back wages to 157 employees at locations in Doraville and Duluth, Georgia, for violating minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

March 12, 2020

Houston Restaurants Pay $150,000 to Resolve Federal Minimum Wage, Overtime Violations After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

HOUSTON, TX – After investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Ryuko International LLC and Izakaya WA-River Oaks – both doing business as Izakaya WA in Houston, Texas – have paid $150,371 in back wages to 18 employees to resolve minimum wage and overtime violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

March 11, 2020

Landscape Contractor Pays Back Wages, Penalties for H-2B, Overtime Violations Found in U.S. Department of Labor Investigations

KATY, TX After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Terry’s Landscape LLC – based in Katy, Texas – has paid $5,165 in back wages and $20,399 in civil money penalties to settle H-2B non-immigrant visa program violations and $6,472 in back wages for violating the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

March 5, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Finds Florida-based Farm Labor Contractor Violated Guest Worker Visa Requirements at 5 North Carolina Farms

RALEIGH, NC – After a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation, SBHLP Inc. – a Lake Placid, Florida-based H-2A labor contractor that supplied workers for five North Carolina farms – is required to pay $224,249 in wages to 194 employees for violating requirements of the H-2A visa program. The department also assessed the employer a $239,430 civil penalty and debarred the labor contractor for 3 years.

March 4, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Tennessee Landscaping Company Violated H-2B Visa Program Requirements

ROCKVALE, TN – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Outdoors Unlimited Inc. – a landscaping company based in Rockvale, Tennessee – will pay $52,000 in back wages to 21 employees for violating labor provisions of the H-2B visa program. WHD also debarred the employer from participating in the H-2B temporary non-agricultural labor certification program for one year.

March 3, 2020

CORRECTION: Idaho Construction Company to Pay Employees $48,206 After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Overtime, Child Labor Violations

BOISE, IDAHO – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Cano Roofing Inc. – a construction company doing business as Signature Roofing in Eagle, Idaho – will pay $48,206 to 68 employees for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime requirements. WHD also assessed $5,526 in civil penalties to Cano Roofing Inc. for several child labor violations.

March 3, 2020

Sulphur, Louisiana, Contractor Pays $495,901 in Back Wages After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Overtime Violations

SULPHUR, LA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Versa Integrity Group Inc. – based in Sulphur, Louisiana – has paid $495,901 in back wages to 411 employees for violating the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

March 3, 2020

Houston Contractor Pays Back Wages After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Overtime Violations

HOUSTON, TX After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), D & V Painting Services – based in Houston, Texas – has paid $67,363 in back wages for violating the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

March 2, 2020

Two Florida Electrical Contractors Pay $175,413 in Back Wages and Benefits After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Federal Contract Violations

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), J & Brothers Electrical Corp. and Southern Integrated Systems LLC – two Florida-based residential and commercial electrical contractors, working on a federally funded project – have paid $175,413 in back wages and fringe benefits to 46 employees for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Davis Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA) and the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (CWHSSA).

March 2, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Obtains Judgment Requiring Adult Care Provider To Pay $400,000 in Back Wages, Damages and Penalties

PITTSBURGH, PA The U.S. Department of Labor has secured a $400,000 consent judgment for violations of the overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by Heart II Heart LLC – a company providing adult community residential rehabilitation homes for individuals with disabilities in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.