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Lavergne, TN – Smart Circle Construction Services will pay $246,813 in back wages and liquidated damages to 17 employees after a U.S. Dept. of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found the employer violated overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). WHD...

Sulphur, LA – Temporary staffing company Coastal Staffing Services LLC will pay $1,104,466 in back wages to 1,412 employees involved in post-Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts in Southeast Texas to resolve violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as a result of WHD investigators. Investigators found Coastal...

Milan, TN – American Ordnance LLC has paid $678,296 in back wages, overtime and fringe benefits to 63 employees after an investigation found the employer violated provisions of the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA), and the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (CWHSSA). American Ordnance...

Nampa, ID – G Man Insulation LLC, an insulation and drywall company will pay $272,253 in back wages, damages and penalties after WHD found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) affecting 39 employees.  WHD investigators found G Man Insulation LLC paid workers either by...

Orlando, FL – Loyal Source Government Services LLC – a medical and support staff contactor based in Orlando will pay $574,989 to 4,047 employees after a WHD investigation determined the company violated the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA). Investigators found Loyal Source Government Services LLC...

Businesses are required to post federal and state labor law postings in common areas frequented by employees and applicants.  Failure to post may cause undue risk as well as negative evidence in employment disputes.  According to ETC’s poster compliance partner, Labor Law Poster, the following...

The U.S. Dept. of Labor considers any break lasting less than 20 minutes to be for the benefit of the employer.   Accordingly, those breaks must be paid. However, unauthorized extensions of authorized breaks do not need to be counted as hours worked if the employer has...

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the latest edition of its federal sector Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law (EEO Digest), which is available on the EEOC's website. "The Digest of EEO Law is a great resource for the federal sector EEO community," said...