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US Department of Labor Pursues Employers for Wage and Hour Violations


Investigation in Puerto Rico recovers $106K in overtime wages for 136 security guards misclassified as independent contractors

GUAYNABO, PR – A U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigation has found a Puerto Rico-based security services company misclassified 136 of its employees as independent contractors, denying them overtime pay required under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

Investigation recovers $97K in back wages for 137 restaurant workers whose employer improperly failed to pay for missed or partial ‘meal breaks’

HONOLULU – Some restaurant industry employers disregard federal wage and hours requirements recklessly making it harder for vulnerable, low-wage workers to earn a living and for law-abiding employers to compete.

Federal investigators recover $106K for 50 employees of vending machine operator after US Department of Labor finds overtime violations

WEST COVINA, CA – The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $106,245 in overtime back wages and liquidated damages for 50 employees after finding that their Southern California employer made illegal deductions from workers’ wages and calculated workers’ overtime wages improperly.

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