December 1, 2021

Operator of five Charleston-area Marco’s Pizza locations pays $101K in penalties after federal investigation finds minors’ safety put at risk

COLUMBIA, SC – The operator of five Charleston-area Marco’s Pizza locations paid $101,027 in civil penalties after federal investigators found the employer endangered minor-aged workers by allowing them to perform prohibited or hazardous duties and employed a 17-year-old worker illegally as a delivery driver.

November 30, 2021

Las prácticas salariales de la empresa de motocicletas de Fayetteville violaban la ley federal, el Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. recupera $96,000 en salarios atrasados y daños

FAYETTEVILLE, NC - Sesenta y un trabajadores de una empresa de reparación y venta de motocicletas de Fayetteville recibieron los salarios que se les debían después de que el Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. descubriera que las prácticas de su empleador les negaba el pago de horas extras violando la Ley de Normas Justas de Trabajo (FLSA, por sus siglas en inglés).

November 30, 2021

Fayetteville motorcycle company’s pay practices violated federal law, US Department of Labor recovers $96K in back wages, damages

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – Sixty-one workers of a Fayetteville motorcycle repair and sales company received wages owed to them after the U.S. Department of Labor found their employer’s pay practices denied them overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

November 29, 2021

US Department of Labor finds Florida logistics solutions provider shortchanged wages of 31 yard hostlers at Texas distribution center

LANCASTER, TX – With a sharpening focus on the impact of “supply chains” on the timely delivery of goods, many Americans now understand that their ability to obtain goods and services depends on the hard work of logistics industry workers.

November 24, 2021

Court orders convenience store, pizzeria operator to pay $120K in back wages, damages, penalties after US Department of Labor investigation

NEW YORK – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York has entered a consent judgment ordering a Syracuse gas station and convenience store and a Jamesville pizzeria and convenience store and their owner to pay $56,364 in back wages and an equal amount of $56,364 in liquidated damages to 12 employees denied overtime wages.

November 22, 2021

US Department of Labor reminds employers to avoid compliance issues by ensuring worker safety, proper pay practices this holiday season

WASHINGTON – With the National Retail Federation expecting retailers to hire more than 500,000 seasonal workers and employers hopeful for a busy holiday season, the U.S. Department of Labor reminds them not to overlook their worker’s rights to a safe and healthy workplace and to be paid all of their legally earned wages.

November 22, 2021

US Department of Labor announces final rule to increase minimum wage for workers on federal contracts beginning Jan. 30, 2022

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a final rule that implements Executive Order 14026 to increase the hourly minimum wage for employees on federal contracts beginning Jan. 30, 2022. President Biden signed the order on April 27, 2021.

November 19, 2021

US Department of Labor, Iowa Workforce Development sign 5-year agreement to better protect Iowa workers’ rights, wages

DES MOINES The U.S. Department of Labor and the State of Iowa have signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding to provide opportunities for the department’s Wage and Hour Division and the state’s Workforce Development agency to conduct joint investigations and outreach, and share training materials and other information as appropriate to ensure Iowa workers’ rights and wages are protected.

November 18, 2021

Una investigación de una panadería, restaurante y tienda de comestibles de Orem recupera $32,000 en salarios atrasados por horas extras para 8 trabajadores; se descubre que un menor realiza trabajos peligrosos

OREM, UT - El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. ha recuperado $32,356 en salarios atrasados por horas extras para ocho trabajadores, y ha identificado violaciones de trabajo infantil después de su investigación de un empleador de Orem cuyo negocio opera como panadería, restaurante y tienda de comestibles.

November 18, 2021

Administrative law judge orders New Jersey federal contractor to pay $549K in back wages to 46 workers after US Department of Labor finds wage violations

LODI, NJ – A U.S. Department of Labor administrative law judge ordered a northern New Jersey trucking company contracted by the U.S. Postal Service to haul mail in the New York City metro-area to pay $549,209 in back wages to 46 drivers after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found wage, benefits and recordkeeping violations over a three-year period. The judge further ordered the company, its owner, and a second related company debarred from federal contracting for 3 years.

November 18, 2021

Investigation of Orem bakery, restaurant and grocer recovers $32K in overtime back wages for 8 workers; finds minor doing hazardous work

OREM, UT – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $32,356 in overtime back wages for eight workers, and identified child labor violations after its investigation of an Orem employer whose business operates as a bakery, restaurant and grocery store.

November 18, 2021

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. descubre violaciones salariales federales y recupera más de $128,000 en sueldos atrasados para los empleados de un contratista de aislamiento y techado de Vermont

MANCHESTER, NH - El incumplimiento de las leyes federales por parte de un contratista de aislamiento y techado de Vermont ha llevado a la recuperación de $163,492 en sueldos atrasados ​​y multas monetarias civiles para resolver violaciones del programa de visas de trabajadores contratados bajo el programa de visado H-2B

November 18, 2021

US Department of Labor finds federal wage violations, recovers more than $128K in back wages for employees of Vermont insulation, roofing contractor

MANCHESTER, NH – A Vermont-based insulation and roofing contractor’s disregard of federal laws has led to the recovery of $163,492 in back wages and civil money penalties to resolve violations of the H-2B guest worker visa program and Fair Labor Standards Act.

November 18, 2021

US Department of Labor recovers $228K for 35 workers of Maxton contractor that failed to meet federal contract’s wage requirements

MAXTON, NC – Federal laws exist to ensure employees who work on projects funded by public tax dollars receive all of their legally earned wages and fringe benefits. When a Maxton training contractor’s pay practices shortchanged 35 workers employed at Fort Bragg and other military installations, the U.S. Department of Labor took action.

November 17, 2021

US Department of Labor, Travis County District Attorney commit to expand, improve protection of workers’ wages, enforcement of laws

AUSTIN, TX – Officials from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Travis County District Attorney’s Office signed a Memorandum of Understanding to expand and improve the protection of Travis County’s workforce, enforcement of wage laws and level the playing field for responsible employers.  

November 16, 2021

US Department of Labor recovers $45K for 22 Las Cruces restaurant workers whose employer did not pay overtime

LAS CRUCES, NM – Amid the pandemic, many restaurant workers suffered lost or reduced wages when businesses closed or were forced to limit or suspend indoor dining. For workers employed by a Las Cruces restaurant operator, making ends meet became more difficult when their employer shortchanged them.

November 16, 2021

US Department of Labor opens online dialogue with stakeholders to expand access among underrepresented communities to Registered Apprenticeships

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Labor today launched an online dialogue with stakeholders to increase access to Registered Apprenticeships for job seekers in underrepresented communities.

Conversation and ideas shared will help develop and shape future Registered Apprenticeship programs and funding opportunities, and foster diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.

November 15, 2021

美國勞工部為麻薩諸塞州三家餐館的75名僱員 追回16.5萬美元的拖欠工資

波士頓 – 聯邦法院已經作出同意判決,為麻薩諸塞州故意不為工人支付加班工資的三家餐館的75名工人追回165,044美元。由於屬於故意違法行為,該同意判決還要求被告支付77,750美元的民事賠償金。

November 15, 2021

US Department of Labor recovers $85K for ‘benched’ H-1B worker

PLANO, TX – A customer management consulting company based in Plano “benched” an employee in violation of the federal H-1B visa program by hiring the nonimmigrant worker as a software developer then failing to use the worker and pay the wages promised, a U.S. Department of Labor investigation has found.