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Primo Hoagies franchise owner to pay more than $20,000 in back wages for FLSA violations

By Marian Johns | Feb 25, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania Primo Hoagies franchise owner has agreed to settle charges by the U.S. Department of Labor that it incorrectly classified some of its employees to avoid paying overtime as well as violating other Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.S. department of labor investigation results in federal court ordering owner of maryland hotels to pay $163,590 in back wages and liquidated damages to 34 current and former employees

By Press release submission | Feb 25, 2019

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland has entered a consent judgment ordering hotel owner and manager Akhilbhai Patel to pay $78,575 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 34 current and former employees at two Edgewood, Maryland locations.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Hawaii Trucking Company Paying $59,888 to 12 Employees for Wage Violations

By Press release submission | Feb 25, 2019

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Edwin De Luz Trucking & Gravel LLC – a trucking company based in Waimea, Hawaii – has paid $59,888 in back wages and liquidated damages to 12 employees for violating overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.s. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Tennessee Construction Contractor Paying $195,193 for Wage and Benefit Violations

By Press release submission | Feb 25, 2019

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Frizzell Construction Co. Inc. – based in Bristol, Tennessee – will pay $195,193 in back wages, and fringe benefits to 27 employees for violating requirements of the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA), the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (CWHSSA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.s. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Two Indiana Restaurants Paying $162,254 in Back Wages and Damages to 12 Employees

By Press release submission | Feb 20, 2019

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Ji Enterprises will pay $81,127 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 12 current and former employees at two of its Bloomington, Indiana, restaurants – Restaurant Ami and Toto's Uncle.

Federal contractor settles allegations of discriminating against more than 100 black applicants

By Marian Johns | Feb 18, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C — A tree pruning, removal and vegetation management company working as a federal contractor has settled charges by the U.S. Department of Labor of discriminating against more than 100 African-American job applicants.

Florida contractor faces more than $90,000 in penalties for worker fall hazards

By Marian Johns | Feb 18, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Florida roofing contractor faces more than $90,000 in penalties after receiving citations by the federal government at some of its worksites for not protecting workers from serious falls.

Ohio bakery settles U.S. charges of paying workers for 'straight time' instead of overtime

By Marian Johns | Feb 18, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An Ohio bakery and grocery store has agreed to pay more than $80,000 in back wages after the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) found the business paid some employees for "straight time" and in cash, rather than paying for overtime hours.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.s. Department of Labor Investigations Find Federal Contractors Owe $255,474 to Employees Working on Indiana Housing Project

By Press release submission | Feb 18, 2019

After a U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division investigation, four contractors working on the federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Village of Hope housing project in Gary, Indiana, will pay 53 current and former employees a total of $255,474 for violating the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA).

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.s. Department of Labor Investigation Results in U.s. District Court Ordering Utah Drywall Company to Pay $100,000 in Back Wages and Damages for Labor Law Violations

By Press release submission | Feb 18, 2019

After an investigation by the U.S. Department Of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah has ordered Metal Rock Construction Inc. to pay $50,000 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 86 employees for violating the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.S. Department of Labor investigation results in judge ordering Minnesota tech company to pay engineer $43,366 in back wages for h-1b visa program violations

By Press release submission | Feb 18, 2019

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Administrative Law Judge Theresa Timlin has issued an order requiring TLC Precision Wafer Technologies Inc. – based in Minneapolis, Minnesota – to pay a former employee $43,366 in back wages for violating the labor provisions of the H-1B visa program.

Labor Department updates Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act

By Marian Johns | Feb 11, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A final rule updating regulations for the administration of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA) has recently been put in place by the U.S. Department of Labor 's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP).

Georgia senior care center to pay back overtime

By Marian Johns | Jan 30, 2019

A Georgia senior care center has agreed to pay over $15,000 in back wages to resolve claims by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) that the center violated employee overtime and record-keeping laws.

U.S. investigation leads to more than $1 million in back wages, damages for restaurant workers

By Marian Johns | Jan 14, 2019

TAMPA — U.S. Labor Department Investigations into Tampa area restaurants' payroll and employee wage practices has resulted in more than $1 million in back wages and damages for workers, according to the federal agency.

Oklahoma City waste disposal company settles charges of child labor, overtime violations

By Marian Johns | Jan 11, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma City oil service waste disposal company has settled charges by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of violating overtime, child labor and record-keeping federal laws.

Arkansas medical center reaches settlement on failure to pay onsite, overnight workers overtime

By Marian Johns | Jan 11, 2019

LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas-based Ouachita County Medical Center has reached a more than $90,000 settlement with the federal government to resolve claims of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations, including failing to pay overtime to onsite, overnight employees.

U.S. Department of Labor report: 2018 mining fatalities 2nd lowest on record

By Marian Johns | Jan 11, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mining fatalities in the U.S. reached the second lowest on record in 2018, according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).

Labor Department alleges 4 New Hampshire catering, cafe businesses paid 'off the books' overtime

By Marian Johns | Jan 4, 2019

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Four New Hampshire catering and cafe businesses will pay back wages to resolve charges by the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of overtime, minimum wage and Fair Labor Standards record keeping violations, according to the federal agency.

Pennsylvania bindery company to pay back wages after alleged minimum wage, overtime violations

By Marian Johns | Jan 4, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal court has ordered a Pennsylvania printing and bindery company to pay back wages for Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations, including not paying minimum wage and overtime to employees.

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