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2010-08-23 13:07:00

DAVIS, Calif., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Labor Commissioner Angela Bradstreet has uncovered more wage violations at the Tercero Housing Project at the University of California, Davis. Kings Drywall Inc. and JL Home Development have been ordered to pay over $1.3 million for failure to properly pay 149 workers. This latest civil wage and penalty assessment now brings to four the total number of subcontractors working on the project who face wage violations. Nevada-based...

2010-07-22 12:19:00

SAN DIEGO, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 700 construction employees who are building a new tower at San Diego's Rady Children's Hospital will be receiving $2.1 million in owed wages after officials with the Labor Commissioner's Office came to an agreement with the Hospital and its general contractor. The wage settlement comes after the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) determined the project was a public works project and was subject to prevailing wage...

2010-06-16 15:25:00

WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today issued the following statement in response to the report "Weeding out Abuses: Recommendations for a Law-abiding Farm Labor System" co-authored by Farmworker Justice and Oxfam America: "This report makes clear that farmworkers face a number of challenges and that for too long the federal government has not taken the steps necessary to empower and protect these workers. When I came into office, I...

2010-06-10 13:29:00

DAVIS, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California State Labor Commissioner Angela Bradstreet today ordered Russell/Thompson, Inc., a framing contractor, to pay $1.3 million in wages and $200,000 in fines for failure to pay 74 employees the proper wage for their work at Tercero Housing Project at the University of California, Davis. The Labor Commissioner issued a civil wage and penalty assessment in an effort to collect the money owed to the workers. "Our investigation uncovered...

2010-06-03 10:19:00

Blountsville, Ala., employees also to receive $500,000 in overtime back wages BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that Tyson Foods Inc. has agreed to a nationwide injunction that will require the company to pay its poultry processing workers for all hours that they work. In addition, Tyson Foods has agreed to pay almost 3,000 workers at its Blountsville, Ala., facility $500,000 in overtime back wages under the Fair Labor...

2010-05-19 09:32:00

Settlement covers workers in Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Utah SALT LAKE CITY, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teleperformance USA, a Salt Lake City-based call center, has paid $1,978,147 in back wages to 15,862 workers for overtime violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The settlement followed a nationwide investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division in Salt Lake City. "The...

2010-03-02 08:30:00

ARLINGTON, Va., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, announces the publication of the 2009 Supplement to International Labor and Employment Laws, Volume I, Third Edition. The volume is published by BNA Books, a division of BNA, in cooperation with the International Labor and Employment Law Committee of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Section of Labor and Employment Law. (Logo:...

2010-02-11 12:20:00

Labor certification for temporary agricultural employment of H-2A workers in U.S. to strengthen worker protection for both American and foreign workers WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced a new rule regarding the H-2A program. The Labor Department will publish in the Feb. 12 edition of the Federal Register, a final rule governing the labor certification process and enforcement mechanisms for the H-2A temporary agricultural...

2010-01-07 16:04:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, announced today the publication of the 2009 Cumulative Supplement to Wage and Hour Laws: A State-by-State Survey. The treatise and its supplement are published by BNA Books in cooperation with the American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law. It is a companion volume to BNA Books' The Fair Labor Standards Act. (Logo:...

2009-11-30 11:06:00

New version incorporates recent changes to federal employment laws WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of an updated version of its popular Employment Law Guide, an online publication that describes the major employment laws administered by the department. The Guide helps the public -- workers and employers -- understand many of the laws affecting the workplace. For instance, it helps small businesses develop wage,...