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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Current Western Region News Releases

The following states/territories fall under the WESTERN REGION: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.


2018

  • June 4, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Recovers $63,486 For Employee Wrongfully Terminated By Roofing Company
  • June 1, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Residential Home Care Company Paying $213,461 to 26 Employees
  • May 30, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Northern California Company Paying $62,672 due to Workers for Unpaid Overtime
  • May 17, 2018
    After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation, Federal Court Orders Arizona Janitorial Company to Pay $384,869 in Back Wages and Civil Penalties
  • May 08, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Discount Retailer Paying $273,254 to 125 Employees in 39 Arizona Stores to Resolve Violations
  • May 01, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Recovers $173,044 in Wages For 12 Technology Employees Due to Violations of the H-1B Visa Program
  • May 01, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in USPS Contractor Paying Employees $649,996 to Resolve Federal Contract Violations
  • April 30, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Obtains Consent Judgments Against Grower and Recruiting Agents for Endangering Workers’ Lives in Housing Encampment
  • April 25, 2018
    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR INVESTIGATION RESULTS IN ARIZONA PAINTING COMPANY PAYING EMPLOYEES $242,618 TO RESOLVE OVERTIME VIOLATIONS
  • April 13, 2018
    Federal Judge Orders Owner of Southern California Drywall Company To Cooperate in U.S. Department of Labor Probe of Alleged Wage Violations
  • April 13, 2018
    Garment Manufacturer Sells ‘Hot Goods’ to Charlotte Russe That Prompts Restraining Order Following U.S. Department of Labor Investigation
  • April 10, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Secures Judgments to Enhance Farmworker Transportation Safety in California’s Central Valley
  • March 30, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Oahu Restaurant Owner Paying $60,721 in Overtime to 62 Employees
  • March 28, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Arizona Construction Company Paying $214,392 to 145 Employees
  • March 28, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in a Washington Orchard Paying $19,297 in Fines for Providing Illegal Housing for Migrant Workers
  • March 28, 2018
    U.S. Department Of Labor Reaches Settlement Resulting in Contractor Paying $52,969 in Back Wages Owed to Employees Working On San Diego Area Federal Construction Projects
  • March 20, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Florida-Based Hotel Builder Paying $173,320 to 38 Hawaiian Employees
  • February 27, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Files Lawsuit After Investigation Finds Washington State Farm Discriminated Against American Workers
  • February 02, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Maui Apartment Complex Owner Paying $84,136 in Back Wages to 22 Employees
  • February 02, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Overtime Back Wages For Elder Care Employees in California
  • January 26, 2018
    U.S. Department of Labor Reaches Settlement Agreement With 10 Orange County Residential Care Facilities, Requiring Payment of $173,539 to 72 Employees
  • January 19, 2018
    Santa Rosa Area Restaurants to Pay $295,909 in Back Wages and Damages To 28 Employees in Agreement With U.S. Department of Labor
  • January 19, 2018
    Washington Fruit Grower to Pay $78,000 in Back Wages and Penalties for Hiring and Pay Violations in U.S. Department of Labor Settlement
  • January 10, 2018
    California Drywall Company Pays $944,000 In Back Wages and Damages for Overtime Violations
  • January 03, 2018
    Tacoma Property Management Company to Pay $255,793 in Back Wages To Employees in U.S. Department of Labor Agreement


  • 2017

  • September 22, 2017
    Judge Orders Oregon Drywall Company to Pay Workers $285,000
  • July 05, 2017
    Fraudulent Back Wage Payment Claims Land Oregon Contractor in Prison Following U.S. Department of Labor Investigation
  • July 05, 2017
    Fresno-area restaurant reaches agreement with US Labor Department to pay $100K in overtime back wages, damages to workers
  • June 26, 2017
    Boise manufacturer reaches agreement with US Labor Department on FLSA violations; agrees to pay $717K in back wages, damages
  • June 26, 2017
    Luxury inn on Lummi Island reaches settlement with US Labor Department to pay workers $149K in back pay for overtime, minimum wage violations
  • June 20, 2017
    San Francisco software service company enters compliance agreement affecting 743 workers in Arizona, California
  • April 18, 2017
    Court orders nationwide staffing company CEO to pay $135K in back wages, damages to former live-in domestic worker
  • April 03, 2017
    US Labor Department to host free seminar to help New Orleans’ employers, others understand federal prevailing wages, benefits requirements


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