Construction Labor Unions

Federal Wage and Hour Violations Increase in Recent Years According to Department of Labor

By WRSH on June 22, 2015 - Comments off

NY Construction UnionThe number of federal wage and hour violations, as well as the amount of back wages being unfairly withheld, has increased over the past several years, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL). Since wage and hour disputes are among the most common types of labor disputes, experienced New York construction union attorneys keep a close eye on these numbers as a way to track whether enforcement and education efforts are working.

According to the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) statistics on enforcement, in 2009, employers found guilty of wage and hour violations paid back wages of over $172 million. In 2010, that number jumped to $176 million, and by 2014, employers were paying over $240 million in back wages to over 270,000 employees. Read the rest »


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