Recent News About U.S. Department of Labor
After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Bethlen Home of the Hungarian Reformed Federation of America – a continuing care retirement community based in Ligonier, Pennsylvania – paid $39,704 in back wages and liquidated damages to 92 employees for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Two Philadelphia restaurants, J.H.S.K, Inc. and Osaka Japan Restaurant, Inc., both doing business as Osaka, and their owner, have agreed to a consent judgment ordering them to pay $935,000 in back wages and liquidated damages to 201 employees for willful violations of the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The employers must also pay a $65,000 civil money penalty.
PHILADELPHIA – Senior Judge Michael Baylson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted the U.S. Department of Labor's request for liquidated damages in a case regarding violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act allegedly committed by some Pennsylvania Japanese restaurants, according to a July 12 opinion.