July 16, 2012

Texas Company in Violation of Fair Labor Standards Act

A Texas company, El Paso Hose & Fittings Corp., paid 10 current and former employees $31,486 in minimum and overtime back wages after it was found to have violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. The employees were required to arrive prior to their start times and work later than their scheduled ending times, but were not paid for pre- or post-shift hours. The company also deducted one hour for lunch breaks when employees either took […]
July 16, 2012

Nevada Grower to Pay Record Wage Settlement

An onion grower in Nevada has agreed to pay a record wage settlement and a penalty of a half million dollars. The grower, Peri & Sons, agreed to pay a record $2.3 million in back wages to 1,365 workers, along with a civil money penalty of $500,000, for violating federal labor law in a case brought by the government. The Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division determined that the, involved in irrigation, harvesting, packing and […]
June 8, 2012

Controller Reaches $1.2M Accord with 4 Firms on Behalf of Cheated Immigrant Workers

City Controller John Liu announced a nearly $1.2 million settlement on behalf of the workers who, for years, had been robbed of much of their wages and benefits.  Four construction management firms, Mascon, JF Contracting, Promanagement Associates and Delcor Associates had to pay $1,178,323 to the controller’s office for failing to pay prevailing wages and benefits to workers as the law mandates on city funded projects. The firms were hired by the Department of Housing […]