Posts Tagged ‘ Wage and Hour Division ’

Labor Dept. Secures $10K in Overtime Back Wages, Damages for Employees of Virginia Window Company

Feb 27th, 2023

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division recovered $5,081 in back wages and $5,081 in liquidated damages for nine employees at Window World of Southwest Virginia Inc. in Wythevillle, Va. The government determined that the employer, which installs doors, windows, siding for homeowners throughout southwest Virginia, did not pay window installers the proper […]

Labor Department Proposes New Rule for Classifying Independent Contractor Status

Oct 24th, 2022

On Oct. 13, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a rule change in its process for classifying workers as employees versus independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The proposed rule would use a six-factor “economic reality test” to to determine whether a worker is economically dependent on the employer or in […]

US Department of Labor to Hire 100 Investigators to Support Its Wage and Hour Division’s Compliance Efforts

Feb 22nd, 2022

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that its Wage and Hour Division will hire 100 investigators to its team as it strengthens support of enforcement efforts, including the protection of workers’ wages, migrant and seasonal workers, rights to family and medical leave and prevailing wage requirements for workers on federal contracts. The […]

The U.S. Department of Labor Investigates J.L. Building Solutions

Aug 22nd, 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor (USDL) recently completed the investigation of an Indianapolis based building contractor. J.L. Building Solutions (JLBS) Construction must pay $98,236 in overtime back wages to 112 of their employees. This comes after an investigation by the USDL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) found that the employer violated overtime requirements of the […]