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Current Southeast Region News Releases

The following states fall under the SOUTHEAST REGION: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.


2019

  • March 19, 2019
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Alabama Sheriff’s Department Paying $49,968 in Back Wages for Overtime Violations
  • March 19, 2019
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigations Find Wage Violations At Kentucky Fried Chicken And Arby’s In South Carolina And
  • March 12, 2019
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Florida Laundry Service Paying $60,863 in Back Wages to 15 Employees
  • March 13, 2019
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Results In Florida Farm Paying $18,844 In Back Wages To 14 Employees For Wage Violations
  • March 12, 2019
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Florida Laundry Service Paying $60,863 in Back Wages to 15 Employees
  • March 12, 2019
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in South Florida Assisted Living Facility Paying $103,389 in Back Wages to 20 Employees
  • March 05, 2019
    Federal Court Of Appeals Affirms U.S. Department Of Labor’s Findings In Wage Violation Case Against Louisville Security Services Provider
  • March 05, 2019
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Results In South Carolina Roofing Company Paying $156,346 In Back Wages To 84 Employees
  • March 05, 2019
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Results In Florida Company Paying $41,677 In Back Wages To 111 Employees
  • March 04, 2019
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Results In South Florida Construction Company Paying $102,088 In Back Wages To 79 Employees
  • March 04, 2019
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Results In Georgia Herbal Products Manufacturer Paying $454,655 In Back Wages To 28 Employees
  • March 04, 2019
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Results In Alabama Erosion Company Paying $113,984 In Back Wages And Damages To 34 Laborers
  • February 26, 2019
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Results In Atlanta Area Restaurant Chain Paying $361,288 In Back Wages And Damages To 193 Employees
  • February 26, 2019
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Results In South Florida Construction Company Paying $86,530 In Back Wages
  • February 20, 2019
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Results In Tennessee Construction Contractor Paying $195,193 For Wage And Benefit Violations
  • February 20, 2019
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Results In Florida Warrantee Company Paying $89,866 In Back Wages To 138 Employees For Overtime Violations
  • February 20, 2019
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Finds Overtime Violations At Georgia Lighting Distribution Center
  • February 19, 2019
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Results In Florida Tomato Packing Company Paying $87,920 To 109 Employees In Back Wages
  • February 14, 2019
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Alabama Medical Services Company Paying Former Employee Lost Wages and Medical Costs
  • February 14, 2019
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Florida Roofing Contractor Paying $70,068 in Back Wages for Overtime Violations
  • February 14, 2019
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Golf Management Company Paying $19,776 in Back Wages to 24 Employees
  • February 14, 2019
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Louisiana-based Transportation Company Paying $25,032 in Back Wages to Employees at Mississippi Branch
  • February 12, 2019
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Results In U.s. District Court Ordering Hotels In Louisiana To Pay Back Wages And Penalties
  • February 07, 2019
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Florida Grocery Store Paying $198,039 in Back Wages and Liquidated Damages to 17 Employees
  • February 07, 2019
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Results In Florida Cell Phone Company Paying $27,514 In Back Wages And Damages
  • February 06, 2019
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Results In Tennessee Motel Company Paying $58,894 In Back Wages
  • February 05, 2019
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Results In Concrete Finishing Company Paying $24,015 In Back Wages And Liquidated Damages
  • February 04, 2019
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Results In Tampa Construction Company Paying $38,544 In Back Wages And Damages
  • January 31, 2019
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Leads To Court Order For Atlanta Restaurant To Pay $49,500 In Back Wages And Damages
  • January 25, 2019
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Results In Alabama Contractor Paying $82,515 For Wage And Benefit Violations
  • January 25, 2019
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Finds North Carolina Town Violated Federal Child Labor Laws
  • January 17, 2019
    U.S. Department Of Labor To Provide Educational Forum On Resolving Overtime And Minimum Wage Violations January 31, In Little Rock, Arkansas
  • January 17, 2019
    U.S. Department Of Labor Recovers $15,241 In Back Wages And Damages For Six Employees At Savannah Senior Living Community
  • January 11, 2019
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Reveals Overtime Violations By A Jacksonville, Florida, Company And Recovers $49,269 For 21 Employees
  • January 10, 2019
    Arkansas Emergency Medical Services Provider Pays $91,044 To Resolve Overtime Violations Found In U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation
  • January 10, 2019
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigations Recover More Than $1 Million In Back Wages And Damages For Tampa-area Restaurant Workers
  • January 09, 2019
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Alabama Roofing Contractor Violated Pay and Benefits Requirements on Federally Funded Project
  • January 09, 2019
    U.S. Department Of Labor Recovers Back Wages For Arkansas Motel Employees
  • January 09, 2019
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Texas-Based Contractor Violated Wage Laws on Federally Funded Alabama Highway Project
  • January 08, 2019
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Finds North Carolina Pizzeria Violated Minimum Wage And Child Labor Laws
  • January 07, 2019
    Updated: U.S. Department Of Labor To Provide Educational Forum On Resolving Overtime And Minimum Wage Violations January 9, In New Orleans, Louisiana
  • January 07, 2019
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Results In Court Ordering Tennessee Construction Company To Pay $501,000 In Back Wages And Damages
  • January 03, 2019
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Results In Court Ordering Nashville, Tennessee, Restaurant To Pay $220,000 To 31 Employees


  • 2018

  • December 19, 2018
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Finds North Carolina McDonald’s Franchisee Violated Federal Child Labor Law
  • December 13, 2018
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Results In Federal Court Ordering South Carolina Restaurant Owners To Pay $279,269 In Back Wages And Damages
  • December 12, 2018
    U.S. Department Of Labor Recovers $114,936 In Back Wages After Investigation Of Goodwill Industries In Savannah, Georgia
  • December 07, 2018
    Florida Farm Labor Contractor Pays $53,428 In Back Wages After Failing To Meet Requirements Of U.S. Department Of Labor’s H-2a Visa Program
  • December 07, 2018
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Results In Florida Wholesale Bakery Paying $28,055 In Back Wages And Liquidated Damages To 18 Employees
  • December 06, 2018
    Florida Contractor To Pay $102,767 In Back Wages For Wage Violations After U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation
  • December 03, 2018
    Alabama Installation Company To Pay $134,097 To 22 Employees After U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Finds Overtime Violations
  • November 29, 2018
    Franchisee Pays $122,523 To 245 Restaurant Employees To Resolve Federal Wage And Hour Violations At Three Georgia Locations
  • November 29, 2018
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Recovers $15,917 In Back Wages And Damages For 25 Mississippi Hotel Employees
  • November 29, 2018
    Arkansas Amusement Park Operator Resolves Child Labor Violations Found In U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation
  • November 06, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Tennessee Convenience Store Being Ordered to Pay $62,794 in Back Wages and Damages to 18 Employees
  • November 06, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Florida Golf Cart Retailer Paying $62,413 in Back Wages and Damages
  • November 06, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Conducting Wage Survey for Metropolitan North Carolina Building Construction Projects
  • October 24, 2018
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Results In Back Wages For 92 Employees At North Carolina Rehabilitation Center
  • October 23, 2018
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Results In Two Louisiana Parking Companies Paying $329,553 In Back Wages, Damages And Penalties
  • October 22, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Tennessee Drywall Company Paying $103,300 in Back Wages and Liquidated Damages
  • October 22, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Tennessee Drywall Company Paying $103,300 in Back Wages and Liquidated Damages
  • October 22, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor to Hold Educational Forum in Alpharetta, Georgia Forum Will Include Discussion of PAID Program
  • October 10, 2018
    North Carolina Landscaping Company To Pay $1,277,550 After U.S. Department Of Labor Finds Work Visa Program And Wage Violations
  • October 10, 2018
    South Carolina Merchant To Pay $63,568 In Back Wages And Damages After U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Finds Overtime Violations
  • October 10, 2018
    U.S. Department Of Labor Recovers $1,104,466 In Back Wages For Temporary Workers In Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts
  • October 2, 2018
    Tennessee Poultry Processing Plant Pays $43,507 In Back Wages And Penalties After U.s. Department Of Labor Finds Overtime Violations
  • October 2, 2018
    South Carolina Restaurant Owner Ordered To Pay $190,000 In Back Wages And Damages To 58 Employees After U.s. Department Of Labor Investigation
  • October 1, 2018
    U.S. Department Of Labor Investigation Results In Ammunition Manufacturer Paying $678,296 In Back Wages And Benefits To 63 Employees
  • October 1, 2018
    FLORIDA RESTAURANT PAYS $50,391 IN BACK WAGES AND DAMAGES AFTER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR INVESTIGATION FINDS OVERTIME VIOLATIONS
  • October 1, 2018
    South Carolina Medical Benefits Management Company Pays Former Employee for FMLA Violations
  • September 26, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $429,005 in Back Wages For Georgia Department of Corrections Officers
  • September 24, 2018
    Alabama Police Department Pays $56,681 in Back Wages After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Overtime Violations
  • September 24, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Alabama Company Unlawfully Discharged Employee in Violation of Family and Medical Leave Act
  • September 11, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Uncovers Wage and Child Labor Violations at Mississippi Slaughterhouse
  • September 10, 2018
    Florida Construction Company to Pay $111,197 in Back Wages After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Uncovers Violations
  • September 10, 2018
    Orlando Contractor to Pay $574,989 After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Uncovers Improper Pay
  • August 28, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Los Angeles Garment Maker Paying $51,840 to 40 Employees to Resolve Wage Violations
  • August 24, 2018
    Tennessee Appliance Manufacturer Violates Family and Medical Leave Act, Pays Former Employee $43,014 for Unlawful Termination
  • August 24, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Alabama Ironworks Contractor Paying $106,046 in Back Wages and Benefits to 77 Employees
  • August 22, 2018
    Tennessee Trucking Company to Pay $89,204 in Back Wages and Damages After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation
  • August 9, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Cell Phone Retailer Paying $130,781 in Back Wages and Damages to 102 Employees in Three States
  • August 7, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Finds Athens, Georgia, Restaurant Employed Minors in Violation of Federal Law, Assesses $10,590 in Penalties
  • August 6, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Georgia Resort Paying $46,922 in Back Wages to 167 Employees
  • August 6, 2018
    Florida Restaurant Pays $35,942 in Back Wages and Damages After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Overtime Violations
  • August 6, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Miami School Paying $635,269 to 461 Employees for Wage Violations
  • July 26, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Memphis Charter School Unlawfully Terminated Employee, Violating Family and Medical Leave Act
  • July 25, 2018
    Una investigación del Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. resultó en que una granja de camotes pagara $62,793 en penalidades y salarios retroactivos
  • July 25, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Sweet Potato Farm Paying $62,793 in Back Wages and Penalties
  • July 24, 2018
    U.S Department of Labor Investigation Results in Florida Keys Restaurant Paying $73,626 in Back Wages
  • July 24, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Revokes Georgia Farm Labor Contractor Certification After Investigation Finds MSPA Violations
  • July 24, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Payment Of Back Wages to 82 Employees at Tennessee Energy Company
  • July 24, 2018
    Orlando Construction Company Violates Federal Child Labor Law By Allowing Minor to Work in Hazardous Occupation
  • July 19, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Hiring And Pay Violations at North Florida Cabbage Farm
  • July 19, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Finds North Florida Seafood Restaurant Employed Minors in Violation of Federal Law
  • July 12, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Kentucky Tire Retailer Paying $51,506 in Back Wages for Overtime Violations
  • July 11, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Debars Two North Carolina H-2A Farm Labor Contractors for Wage and Worker Protection Violations
  • July 11, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Florida Lawn Care Service Paying $55,345 in Back Wages
  • July 11, 2018
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  • July 09, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Health Insurance Provider Paying $128,422 in Back Wages to 17 Employees
  • June 13, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Debars Georgia Farm Labor Contractor For H-2A Violations in Georgia and Wisconsin, Assesses $207,522 Penalty
  • June 1, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division Education and Enforcement Initiative for Southeast’s Agriculture Industry Underway
  • June 1, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Conducting Wage Survey of Heavy Construction Projects to Ensure Virginia Workers Receive Proper Wages
  • May 30, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Debars Kentucky Tobacco Farmer and Assesses $35,755 Penalty for Visa Program Violations
  • May 29, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Finds Florida Keys Restaurant Owes $210,258 in Overtime Back Wages
  • May 23, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in South Florida Transportation Service Company Paying $75,358 in Back Wages to 51 Employees
  • May 23, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Leads to $70,341 in Back Wages For 82 Employees at Miami TV Production Company
  • May 10, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Debars North Carolina Farm Labor Contractor, Assesses $321,400 Penalty for Wage, Worker Protection Violations
  • May 10, 2018
    After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation, Tennessee Auto Dealership Pays $58,739 in Back Wages
  • May 09, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Florida Grocery Store Paying $15,264 in Back Wages and Damages to 13 Employees
  • May 08, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Federal Contractor To Pay $95,000 in Back Wages to 12 Employees for Service Contract Act Violation
  • May 08, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Debars North Carolina Farm Labor Contractor For Violating H-2A Provisions, Assesses $15,153 Penalty
  • May 07, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Protects American Workers With H-2A, H-2B Tools in Four States
  • April 30, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Debars North Carolina Farm Labor Contractor for H-2A Violations, and Assesses $17,309 Penalty
  • April 11, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Tennessee Restaurant Paying $48,197 to Resolve Minimum Wage and Overtime Violations
  • April 09, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Court Ordering Tennessee Masonry Contractor to Pay $493,987 in Back Wages and Damages
  • April 03, 2018
    Florida Roofing Companies to Pay $239,893 in Back Wages To 259 Employees Following Hurricane Irma Rebuilding Efforts
  • March 30, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Restaurant Operator Paying Employees $144,884 in Back Wages and Damages
  • March 29, 2018
    CORRECTED: U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Federal Contractor Paying $354,978 in Back Wages to 14 Employees
  • March 20, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Alabama Manufacturer Paying $28,307 in Back Wages and Damages
  • March 20, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in U.S. District Court Ordering Tennessee Contractor to Pay $188,244 in Back Wages and Damages
  • March 12, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Marietta Hotel Company Paying $73,732 in Back Wages and Damages
  • March 08, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Conducting Wage Survey in Georgia Of Workers Engaged in Building and Heavy Construction Projects
  • February 22, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Memphis Meat Packing Company Paying $127,830 in Back Wages and Damages to 272 Employees
  • February 22, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Tennessee Paving Company Paying $77,467 in Back Wages to 43 Employees
  • February 16, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Florida Window Installer Paying $103,608 in Back Wages to 35 Employees
  • February 16, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Miami Aircraft Contractor Paying $54,704 in Back Wages for Overtime Violations
  • February 14, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Kentucky Plumbing Contractor Paying $73,470 in Back Wages
  • February 14, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Florida Landscaper Paying $79,758 in Back Wages and Damages to 70 Employees
  • February 09, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Restaurant Chain Paying $135,844 in Back Wages
  • February 08, 2018
    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR INVESTIGATION RESULTS IN $181,663 IN BACK WAGES FOR ELDER CARE WORKERS IN FLORIDA
  • January 16, 2018
    U.S. Labor Department Offers Free Compliance Assistance Seminars For Georgia Agricultural Employers and Farm Labor Contractors


  • 2017

  • December 04, 2017
    Georgia Gas Station and Check-Cashing Businesses Pay $88,712 in Back Wages to 39 Employees after U.S. Department of Labor Investigation
  • November 29, 2017
    Tennessee Restaurant Ordered to Pay $751,682 in Back Wages And Liquidated Damages to 45 Employees
  • November 29, 2017
    Plastic Manufacturer Fails to Pay Workers Minimum Wage and Overtime
  • November 29, 2017
    Georgia Furniture Installer to Pay Employees $194,069 in Back Wages Following a U.S. Department of Labor Investigation
  • November 15, 2017
    U.S. Department of Labor Finds Unintentional Software Error Caused Underpayment of Benefits by Company to Employees
  • November 15, 2017
    Memphis Company to Pay $140,000 in Back Wages and Liquidated Damages After U.S. Department of Labor Finds FLSA Violations
  • November 15, 2017
    Chattanooga Company Agrees to Pay Back Wages and Damages After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Overtime and Other FLSA Violations
  • October 20, 2017
    N.C. FOOD DISTRIBUTION COMPANY TO PAY $136,266 IN BACK WAGES AND DAMAGES
  • October 19, 2017
    Court Orders Georgia Onion Producer to Pay Workers More Than $1.4 Million in Back Wages and Damages
  • September 08, 2017
    U.S. LABOR DEPARTMENT CONDUCTING SURVEY OF WORKERS' WAGES ON TENNESSEE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
  • August 14, 2017
    U.S. Labor Department Conducting Survey of Workers' Wages on Alabama Highway Construction Projects
  • May 31, 2017
    North Carolina poultry company, US Labor Department agree on back wages
  • March 20, 2017
    Florida farm labor contractors, workers may register for free certification in Sebring, Immokalee
  • March 17, 2017
    Disney reaches agreement on pay practices with US Department of Labor

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