Month: October 2017

Restaurant Agrees to Pay Employees Nearly $400,000 for Wages and Overtime due

PHILADELPHIA, PA – A Philadelphia restaurant has agreed to pay 63 workers a total of $197,917 in back wages, and an equal amount in liquidated damages, to resolve alleged federal wage violations, including requiring employees to work unpaid hours. The agreement is part of a proposed consent judgment filed on Oct. 16, 2017, pending review […]

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N.C. Food Distribution Company to Pay $136,266 In Back Wages and Damages

ASHEBORO, NC – A national food distribution company based in Asheboro has agreed to pay $136,266 in back wages and damages to 47 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigation found overtime and other violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Division’s Raleigh District Office found that El […]

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EEOC Rejecting Cases at Intake

Under the Trump administration, the EEOC is closely scrutinizing new charges at intake and without conducting any investigation rejecting those charges that do not present a clear violation of law. At first blush, this approach would seem to be appropriate and help the agency preserve resources. In reality, charging parties who are unrepresented before the […]

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