DOL Investigation Updates for October 25th, 2022

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Here are some of the most recent actions DOL has taken toward smallish businesses. Don’t let your company fall into these same situations. Click here to read all of these cases and more! 


The high cost of wage theft: Southern California car wash operator pays $202K in back wages, damages to 13 workers after federal investigation

WEST COVINA, CA – A federal investigation has recovered $202,192 in back wages and liquidated damages for 13 workers at a Southern California car wash, whose employer shortchanged them, tried to conceal their wrongdoing, and committed other violations of federal law.


US Department of Labor recovers $86K in back wages, damages for 74 healthcare workers at New Hampshire rehabilitation living facility

Employer:    Bedford Nursing & Rehab Services LLC, operating asBedford Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Site:               480 Donald St. Bedford, New Hampshire 03110

US Department of Labor finds Kauai restaurant assigned underaged workers hazardous kitchen duties, denied 18 workers overtime pay

HONOLULU – The U.S. Department of Labor has found a Kauai restaurant allowed eight minors, some as young as 15-years-old, to cook and bake in violation of federal laws that prohibit employers from assigning hazardous occupations to underage employees, and denied overtime wages to 18 employees.

US Department of Labor initiative seeks to protect North Carolina’s sweet potato farmworkers from wage theft, other violations

Who: U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division

What: The division will begin an outreach assistance and enforcement initiative to reach employers in North Carolina’s sweet potato industry. Historically, federal investigators have found a high percentage of violations among industry employers, and the initiative seeks to improve compliance.



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