U.S. Department of Labor News

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.s. Department of Labor Fines Pennsylvania Framing Contractor for Exposing Employees to Fall Hazards

By Press release submission | Apr 22, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited framing contractor Navy Contractors, Inc. for willfully exposing employees to fall hazards at residential construction sites in Royersford, Collegeville, and Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: Federal Jury Awards Whistleblower $40,000 in Damages Following U.s. Department of Labor Investigation of Pennsylvania Foundry

By Press release submission | Apr 22, 2019

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has awarded $40,000 for lost wages, pain and suffering, and punitive damages to a former employee of Fairmount Foundry Inc.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.s. Department of Labor Recovers $1.9 Million in Back Wages and Damages, Seeks Pennsylvania Direct Marketing Company Employees for Disbursement

By Press release submission | Apr 8, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor is seeking current or former employees of American Future Systems - doing business as Progressive Business Publications - who may be owed a portion of $1,916,000 in back wages and liquidated damages recovered by the Department's Wage and Hour Division (WHD).

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.s. Department of Labor Fines Pennsylvania Construction Company $208,560 for Exposing Employees to Trenching Hazards

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Mar 11, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Etna Construction Inc. – based in Warminster, Pennsylvania – for exposing employees to excavation hazards at a worksite in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company faces $208,560 in penalties.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.s. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Pennsylvania Healthcare Provider Paying $39,704 in Back Wages, Damages to 92 Employees

By Press release submission | Feb 25, 2019

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).

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: Pennsylvania Restaurants to Pay $1 Million in Back Wages, Damages, and Penalties Following U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

By Press release submission | Feb 20, 2019

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.

Department of Labor wins damages in sushi restaurant case, settlement conference to be held

By Sandra Lane | Jul 31, 2018

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.

Elite Linen LLC faces suit from labor secretary over alleged payment practices

By Louie Torres | Aug 29, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia limited liability company engaged in the commercial linen business is alleged to have failed to pay employees overtime wages.

Advanced Life Support Ambulance Inc., others alleged to have failed to pay minimum wage

By Louie Torres | Aug 29, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – Several companies engaged in the nonemergency medical and school transport and a uniform maker are alleged to have failed to pay employees a minimum wage.

Labor Department says Alexander's spas failed to pay employees minimum wage

By Louie Torres | Jun 6, 2017

SCRANTON — The U.S. Department of Labor is suing Alexander's Salon & Spa, Alexander's in the Woods and owner Sherrilyn Tarapchak, alleging the employer failed to pay employees adequate wages.

Labor department sues PPS Preservation for failing to adequately pay employees

By Louie Torres | Jun 2, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — The United States Secretary of Labor is bringing suit against PPS Preservation Inc. and owner Nick Potochnick, alleging the defendants underpaid employees.

Labor Department sues Jack Frost Construction for allegedly failing to pay overtime

By Louie Torres | May 4, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Department of Labor is bringing suit against Jack Frost Construction Inc. and owner Billy J. Sallurday, citing alleged unpaid wages and violation of Workers' Compensation acts.

Labor Department brings suit against Bartash Printing, owners for paying allegedly inadequate overtime

By Louie Torres | Apr 14, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Department of Labor is suing a printing company and its owners, citing alleged unpaid wages and violation of applicable minimum wage law for failing to pay adequate overtime.

Labor Department claims Exeter Family Restaurant failed to pay adequate wages

By Louie Torres | Apr 12, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Department of Labor has brought suit against Exeter Family Restaurant and Michael J. Nanouh, citing alleged unpaid wages and violation of Workers' Compensation acts.

Labor Department sues CEO of Holland Acquisitions for avoiding paying overtime wages

By Louie Torres | Apr 3, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor is suing Robert Gaudin, individually and as CEO of Holland Acquisitions Inc., citing alleged unpaid wages and violation of workers compensation acts.

Osaka restaurant in Lansdale allegedly failed to pay adequate wages, keep accurate records

By Louie Torres | Mar 23, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Department of Labor is bringing a lawsuit against the Osaka restaurant in Lansdale and its operators, citing alleged unpaid wages and violation of minimum wage law.

Labor Department sues Philly restaurant on behalf of employees seeking unpaid wages

By Louie Torres | Mar 22, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S Labor Department is suing a Philadelphia restaurant, citing alleged breach of contract, unpaid wages and violation of Workers' Compensation acts.

Trustee for defunct company facing action from Labor Dept.

By Dee Thompson | Jan 17, 2017

ERIE – What happens when the Department of Labor sues a defunct wind turbine company on behalf of employees whose retirement funds have allegedly disappeared? If you’re the trustee for the plan, you may be personally responsible for putting the money back.

U.S. Department of Labor believes former appliance parts supplier abandoned employee 401(k) plan

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 29, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor has initiated legal action against a Coraopolis appliance parts supplier, alleging it violated the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) by abandoning its 401(k) plan after closing operations.

Former wind turbine company allegedly withheld $78K from employees wages and salary

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 19, 2016

JOHNSTOWN – A defunct Meyersdale company has violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), per an investigation conducted and subsequent complaint filed by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

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