WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has reached a record $304 million in recovered wages for fiscal year 2018 and has set a record for it educational outreach events relating to compliance assistance.
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BATON ROUGE — A Louisiana-based temporary staffing company will pay more than $1 million in back wages to resolve charges by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that the company violated federal overtime and minimum wage laws for employees involved in post-Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A South Carolina business will pay $63,568 in back wages and liquidated damages to its employees to resolve charges by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of overtime violations.
CHARLOTTE — The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has charged a North Carolina landscaping company with H-2B temporary visa program and wage violations.
MILWAUKEE — A machine operator employed by Wisconsin-based Dura-Fibre LLC has been awarded $100,000 in back wages by U.S. District Court for the Eastern Division of Wisconsin to resolve charges the company fired the employee for reporting injuries to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
CHICAGO — Omnicare of Northern Illinois has settled charges by the U.S. Department of Labor that the company paid it Asian pharmacy technicians less than their coworkers who were not of Asian heritage.
RALEIGH — An Atlanta trust company will pay $4.5 million in restitution to an employee stock ownership plan, according to a consent judgment issued by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is the latest to join a 12-state coalition filing an expedited judgment in an effort to block the Trump administration's rule that would allow nationwide employers to group together in Association Health Plans (AHPs).
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.S. Department of Labor investigation results in Miami School Payimg $636.269 to 461 Employees for Wage Violations
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School of Miami, Florida, will pay $635,269 to 461 employees for violations of the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) found in a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation.
SACRAMENTO — California has become the latest state to join a 12-state coalition filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor for a new regulation that allows employers to group together as Associated Health Plans (AHPs).
MONTPELIER, Vermont — The Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) will file emergency regulations as part of the U.S Department of Labor's (DOL) final rule on Association Health Plans (AHPs) in an effort to ensure the regulations will be in place when AHPs are offered in the state.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: Michigan Ski Resort to Pay $60,500 in back wages and penalties for violations of foreign visa program and child labor laws
The U.S. Department of Labor has found Michigan ski resort Ski Brule Inc. in violation of the labor provisions of the H-2B temporary visa program and the child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) after an investigation by the Department's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.S. Department of Labor investigation results in San Diego Restaurant paying penalties for Child Labor Violations
A San Diego Chuck E. Cheese restaurant will pay $3,928 in penalties after investigators with the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) found the restaurant employed minors in violation of the child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
WHEELING. W. Va. — The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia has ordered a Bridgeport company and its owner to pay $817,902 in back wages and damages stemming from an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD).
JACKSON, Miss. — The U.S Department of Labor has reached a settlement with Delta Faucet Co., for allegations the company violated the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) by firing an employee for taking time off to care for a family member.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newline) —California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced April 11 that he has joined a coalition of 10 other attorneys general in urging the U.S. Labor Department to condemn the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) pilot program.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Labor announced Nov. 27 that it will extend the special transition period for the fiduciary rule’s best interest contract exemption and the principal transactions exemption.
The U.S. Department of Labor announced Monday it finalized plans to extend the transition period for full implementation from Jan. 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019.
Judge Susan Richard Nelson for the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, in her order last week, said an “actual, ongoing controversy” exists between plaintiff Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and the U.S. Department of Labor.
American Oversight, which was formed in March to serve as a check on the Trump administration, claims the U.S. Department of Labor has failed to respond to a July Freedom of Information Act request.