Some recent DOL Settlements Demonstrate Reach of Wage and Overtime Violations

In the past few weeks, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“DOL”) has settled or obtained judgments in a number of cases, including: over $29K for two North Carolina liquor store managers who were misclassified as overtime exempt; over $118K for West Virginia security guards who were paid straight-time rather than time and one-half overtime; and over $1million for Illinois restaurant workers whose minimum wage rights were violated.

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