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Texas distribution company pays $244,000 in back wages for employees' 'pre-shift' work

By Marian Johns | Nov 9, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Texas distribution company did not pay its hourly employees for "pre-shift" work and failed to keep proper record keeping in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the U.S. Department of Labor alleges.

Citibank reaches $38.7 million settlement with SEC over receipts

By Marian Johns | Nov 9, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Citibank has reached a $38.7 million settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to resolve charges that the bank inappropriately gave American depository receipts (ADRs) to brokers prior to thousands of transactions without the required corresponding foreign shares in a depository bank.

U.S. announces guilty plea of former Venezuelan petroleum executive in money laundering operation

By Marian Johns | Nov 8, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the guilty plea of a former Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) executive to participating in what the department is calling a "billion-dollar international money laundering scheme" involving the Venezuelan state-owned oil company.

Former Venezuelan state-owned oil company executive pleads guilty to money laundering scheme

By Marian Johns | Nov 6, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the guilty plea of a former Venezuelan State-Owned Oil Company Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) executive to particpating in what the DOJ is calling a "billion-dollar international money laundering scheme" involving the Venezuelan state-owned oil company.

Online student loan refinancier settles FTC charges of deceiving customers

By Marian Johns | Nov 6, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An online student loan refinancier has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to resolve allegations the company made incorrect statements in print, online and in broadcast media advertisements in an attempt to deceive customers on loan refinancing.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: MPW Industrial Services to Pay $170,000 To Settle EEOC Race Discrimination Lawsuit

By Press release submission | Nov 5, 2018

MPW Industrial Services, Inc., a Hebron, Ohio industrial cleaning company, will pay $170,0000 to settle a race discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

OSHA cites Dallas metal recycling company after employee crushed by stack of pipes

By Marian Johns | Nov 5, 2018

DALLAS — A Dallas-based metal recycling company has been cited by the federal government following the hospitalization of one its employees who was crushed by a stack of pipes.

Ohio manufacturing company managers indicted for alleged obstruction of workplace death probe

By Marian Johns | Nov 5, 2018

CLEVELAND — Two managers of an Ohio manufacturing company have been indicted by a federal grand jury in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio for their alleged attempts to obstruct a federal agency's investigation into the workplace death of a company worker.

Federal contractor to pay $2.8 million to resolve Labor Department charges

By Marian Johns | Nov 5, 2018

NEW YORK — More than 400 employees of Fedcap Rehabilitation Services Inc., a federal contractor, will receive restitution as part of a $2.8 million settlement to resolve the company's failure to pay the workers' required "fringe benefits" into their retirement accounts.

EEOC: Washington state staffing agency told deaf applicant company does not hire the deaf

By Marian Johns | Nov 5, 2018

SEATTLE — A staffing and recruiting agency in Washington state faces a lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it turned away a job applicant for being deaf.

Teenage restaurant worker alleges supervisor sexually harassed her, showed up at her home

By Marian Johns | Nov 5, 2018

OMAHA — A federal agency has filed a lawsuit against a Nebraska restaurant, alleging its manager failed to stop one of the restaurant supervisors from sexually harassing a teenage female employee.

Ohio industrial cleaning business reaches settlement on alleged use of racial epithets to blacks

By Marian Johns | Oct 30, 2018

CINCINNATI — An Ohio industrial cleaning company has reached a settlement with a federal agency to resolve a lawsuit alleging that two African-American workers at its Kentucky operation were subjected to racial harassment.

Teva Pharmaceutical asks FTC to modify order involving merger, generic drug competition

By Marian Johns | Oct 30, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Teva Pharmaceutical Industries LTD., is requesting the U.S. Federal Trade Commission reopen and modify a 2012 order involving a merger between Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Actavis Inc.

ReadyTech, FTC reach settlement over false EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework certification

By Marian Johns | Oct 30, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — ReadyTech Corp. and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have reached a settlement that resolves charges by the commission that the company falsely claimed it was certifying its compliance under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework.

Texan known as 'Frack Master' reaches $25 million settlement over alleged securities fraud

By Marian Johns | Oct 30, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Texas businessman who called himself the "Frack Master" has reached a $25 million settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and will serve 12 years in federal prison over allegations of running a securities fraud scheme.

OSHA cites Florida farm after worker dies from lighting strike

By Marian Johns | Oct 30, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Florida farm has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after the death of a farm worker from a lighting strike.

Minnesota food service company to give back pay to female workers paid less than male counterparts

By Marian Johns | Oct 30, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Minnesota food service company accused of gender pay discrimination by the U.S. Department of Labor has agreed to pay $399,000 in back pay and interest to nearly 100 female employees at its Minnesota facility, according to the federal government.

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