TAG: overtime

Massachusetts design/build operation pays $832K in back wages

July 10, 2023By

Department of labor says Triad Associates of Haverhill, Mass., failed to comply with H-2B guest worker program and comply with Fair Labor Standards. read more

Nevada landscaper fined for overtime pay violations

July 6, 2022By

Alleged federal overtime pay violations by a Nevada landscaper garner a fine and forced backpay recovery through the U.S. Department of Labor. read more

Withheld overtime pay puts New Jersey landscaper in hot water

June 27, 2022By

A New Jersey landscaper must repay hundreds of thousands of dollars in withheld overtime pay to its employees, a federal court rules. read more

Guest Post: DOL OT rule will not go into effect Dec. 1

November 23, 2016By

On Nov. 22, a federal judge blocked the Department of Labor (DOL) rule extending overtime eligibility to millions of American workers. The new rule was set to go into effect Dec. 1. In a preliminary injunction, the judge said the DOL didn’t have the authority to automatically update the minimum salary for exempt employees to $47,476 up from $23,660. While... read more

Government Affairs: Will proposed OT regs affect you?

September 2, 2015By

New regulations proposed by the federal Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division could ratchet up your labor costs and make audits of your payroll records potentially even more expensive. Employees who are exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) now must meet three criteria:they must be paid a salary; that salary must be more than... read more

Landscape owner arrested for not paying workers

June 26, 2015By

Richard Orvieto, owner and operator of the landscaping company Double “O” Landscaping, was arrested in Suffolk County, N.Y. The owner and company are charged with failing to pay more than $13,000 in wages to three former employees and with defrauding the state unemployment insurance system of almost $12,000 by paying wages in cash off-the-books and thereby failing to pay required... read more