October 14, 2021

Recuperan $860K en salarios atrasados, compensación por daños de contratista de paneles de yeso de San Diego que no pagó las horas extras

 SAN DIEGO - En medio de un aumento desorbitado de precios en su mercado inmobiliario residencial – con casas que se venden en promedio a $800,000 – una investigación federal en San Diego ha descubierto que un contratista de la construcción intencionalmente no pagó salarios debidos por horas extras a 568 instaladores, colgadores y terminadores de paneles de yeso.  

October 14, 2021

Federal investigation recovers $860K in back wages, damages from San Diego drywall contractor that deliberately failed to pay overtime

SAN DIEGO – Amid soaring prices in its residential real estate market – with homes selling for an average of $800,000 – a federal investigation has found a San Diego construction contractor failing to share its prosperity and intentionally failing to pay overtime wages as required to 568 drywall installers, tapers and hangers.

October 12, 2021

US Department of Labor finds home care services provider failed to pay workers overtime; recovers $57K in back wages for 29 employees

DALLAS – Twenty-nine workers who offer home care services to elderly and terminally ill clients were shortchanged by their Dallas employer’s failure to pay them overtime wages as the law requires, a federal investigation recently discovered.

October 7, 2021

Federal investigators recover $198K in back wages for 93 employees of Clifton electrical contractor after US Department of Labor finds overtime violations

CLIFTON, NJ – Employers have a responsibility to compensate employees as required by law for travel from one job site to another. This was not the case for 93 workers underpaid by a northern New Jersey electrical contractor for work-related travel time, a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found. 

October 7, 2021

Conway auto dealer pays more than $19K in penalties, back wages after federal investigation finds child labor, overtime violations

CONWAY, SC – A recent U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigation serves as a useful reminder for companies that employ teenage students that putting work before school will receive more than a failing grade, it will likely come with violations and costly penalties.

October 5, 2021

US Department of Labor recovers $27K in back wages, penalties after finding Kailua gas station violated overtime rules willfully

HONOLULU – A Kailua gas and service station’s reckless disregard for compliance with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act has led to the recovery of $22,851 for five service technicians and cashiers denied overtime they earned when they worked more than 40 hours in a workweek.

October 5, 2021

US Department of Labor recovers $94K for 8 laborers after investigation finds Detroit area contractor failed to pay prevailing wages, fringe benefits

CHESTERFIELD, MI – A Chesterfield electrical subcontractor violated the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts by paying electricians, laborers and apprentices on a federal construction project less than the required prevailing wage rates and benefits.

October 4, 2021

US Department of Labor recovers $21K in back wages for workers after finding Saipan wholesaler violated minimum wage, overtime rules

SAIPAN – A Saipan dry food, spice and canned food wholesaler paid four workers a fixed, “off-the-books” cash salary that dropped their regular hourly wage below the required federal $7.25 minimum wage rate, and denied them overtime when they worked more than 40 hours in a workweek, a federal investigation has found.

October 1, 2021

Federal court enters judgment affirming US Department of Labor finding oil, energy services employer misclassified 700 Pennsylvania workers

PITTSBURGH – A federal court in Pittsburgh has entered a consent judgment in which a company that provided land services for the oil and gas industry admitted liability for more than $40 million in back wages and damages after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found Fair Labor Standards Act violations.

September 29, 2021

Court orders Northern New Jersey car washes, oil change shop to pay $325K in back wages, damages to 45 employees for underpaying workers

WESTWOOD, NJ – Owners of two Westwood car wash establishments and an oil change shop routinely shortchanged employees who worked long hours doing physically demanding work. As a result of a federal investigation and recent court order, the firm must pay $325,000 in back wages and liquidated damages for failing to pay the minimum wage and overtime. Some employees who worked as many as 70 hours in a workweek received only straight time for all the hours they worked.

September 27, 2021

Una investigación federal recupera casi $100,000 en salarios atrasados para 53 trabajadores de la asistencia sanitaria a domicilio después de que el Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. descubriera violaciones de las horas extras

DANVILLE, VA - Cincuenta y tres auxiliares de atención personal y asistentes de enfermería certificados de una agencia de atención sanitaria a domicilio de Danville trabajaron horas extraordinarias para brindarles a sus clientes un cuidado compasivo y una mejor calidad de vida, pero su empleador no les pagó $99,427 por el tiempo adicional trabajado. Los salarios atrasados por horas extras han sido recuperados por el Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU.

September 27, 2021

Federal investigation recovers nearly $100K in back wages for 53 home healthcare workers after US Department of Labor found overtime violations

DANVILLE, VA Fifty-three personal care aides and certified nursing assistants of a Danville home healthcare agency worked overtime hours to provide clients with compassionate care and a better quality of life, but their employer failed to pay them $99,427 for the additional time worked – overtime back wages the U.S. Department of Labor has recovered for them.

September 23, 2021

Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recupera $163,000 para empleados por violaciones laborales intencionales por parte de restaurante de California

SACRAMENTO – Mientras que trabajadores de un restaurant al Norte de California trabajaban duro para satisfacer a los clientes y ayudar al negocio a seguir adelante durante la pandemia, su empleador intencionalmente no les pagaba los salarios requeridos por sobretiempo, lo que ha llegado a tener costosas consecuencias para los propietarios del negocio.  

September 23, 2021

US Department of Labor recovers $163K in back wages, damages after investigation finds California restaurant willfully violated overtime rules

SACRAMENTO – While workers at a northern California restaurant worked hard to satisfy customers and keep the business operating throughout the pandemic, their employer intentionally failed to pay overtime wages when required, leading to costly consequences for the restaurant’s owner.

September 23, 2021

Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. solicita orden para impedir que operador agrícola en Rosedale tome represalias contra trabajadores H-2A, y obstaculice la investigación

ROSEDALE, LA – En una plantación de caña de azúcar y soja en las afueras de Baton Rouge, trabajadores agrícolas enfrentaron más que el calor y la humedad de Louisiana. Tuvieron que confrontar al propietario de la plantación, Glynn Rivet, quien supuestamente les negó suficiente comida y agua, y después de que le pidieran ayuda su hijo, Rivet les gritó obscenidades, los amenazó con armas y efectuó disparos cerca de ellos. Tres de los trabajadores fueron despedidos después de abandonar la plantación temiendo por sus vidas.

September 23, 2021

Nationwide driving range operator that failed to pay overtime to eligible ‘managers’ pays $750K in back wages to 255 workers in 25 states

DALLAS – An employer learned a costly lesson about skirting federal overtime laws when it gave hollow management titles to overtime eligible employees and paid them salaries for all the hours they worked. Despite the fact that the work they do made them eligible for overtime, Top Golf USA Inc. failed to pay overtime when the employees worked more than 40 hours in a workweek, a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found.

September 23, 2021

Court affirms US Department of Labor’s independent authority to recover unpaid wages, damages in court for employees who signed private arbitration agreements

NEW YORK A federal judge in New York has ruled private arbitration agreements do not bind the Secretary when the U.S. Secretary of Labor is not a party. The decision now allows the U.S. Department of Labor to move forward with its lawsuit alleging that three defendants misclassified their employees as independent contractors to evade the overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

September 23, 2021

Final rule allows US Department of Labor to levy civil money penalties against employers who take workers’ tips

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a final rule that restores the department’s ability to assess civil money penalties against employers who take tips earned by their employees, regardless of whether those violations are repeated or willful.

September 22, 2021

US Department of Labor files restraining order to stop Rosedale farm operator from retaliating against H-2A workers, obstructing investigation

ROSEDALE, LA – At a sugarcane and soybean farm outside Baton Rouge, agricultural workers faced more than Louisiana’s heat and humidity. They dealt with a farm owner and operator, Glynn Rivet, who allegedly denied them adequate food and water, and after the workers asked the owner’s son to help them get food and water, the owner yelled obscenities at the workers, threatened them with guns and fired near them.

September 22, 2021

Lavadero de autos en California intencionalmente no pagó horas extra y deberá pagar $62,000 en salarios y compensación por violaciones federales

WEST COVINA, CA – El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. ha ordenado a un operador de lavado de autos en Colton que pague a 15 trabajadores más de $62,000 en salarios atrasados y compensación por daños luego que investigadores federales encontraron que el empleador intencionalmente no les pagó las horas extra, como requiere la Ley de Normas Justas de Trabajo.