Monday, June 22, 2015

Federal enforcement effort finds more than 3,000 Gulf Coast workers owed nearly $3.5 million in back wages by staffing agencies

WHD News Release: [06/22/2015]
Contact Name: Diana Petterson or Juan Rodriguez
Phone Number: (972) 850-4710 or x4703
Email: Petterson.Diana@dol.gov or Rodriguez.Juan@dol.gov
Release Number: 15-0872-DAL


US Labor Department determines agencies illegally paid wages as per diem reimbursement
NEW ORLEANS — Six Gulf Coast staffing agencies have agreed to pay thousands of workers nearly $3.5 million in back wages afterU.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigators found part of their wages were mislabeled as "per diem" payments as reimbursement for expenses they never incurred.

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EEOC Sues Plasma Biological Services for Disability Discrimination

EEOC New Release
June 22, 2015

Plasma Center Fired Employee Believed To Be HIV-Positive, Federal Agency Charges
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Plasma Biological Services, LLC and Interstate Blood Bank, Inc. d/b/a Plasma Biological Services, which own and operate plasma collection centers throughout the southern United States, violated federal law by discriminating against an employee believed to be HIV-positive, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.  

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KONE Inc. to Pay $85,500 to Settle EEOC Retaliation and Breach of Mediation Agreement Lawsuit

EEOC News Release
June 18, 2015

Elevator Manufacturer Refused to Hire Applicant in Retaliation for a Previous Discrimination Complaint, Federal Agency Charged
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - KONE Inc., a manufacturer and servicer of elevators and escalators, has agreed to pay $85,500 to settle a lawsuit for retaliation and breach of mediation agreement brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Pioneer Hotel to Pay $150,000 to Settle EEOC National Origin / Color Harassment & Discrimination Suit

EEOC News Release
June 17, 2015

Hotel Failed to Halt a Barrage of Racial Slurs Endured by a Class of Latino / Brown-Skinned Workers, Federal Agency Charged 
LAS VEGAS - Pioneer Hotel, Inc. in Laughlin, Nev., will pay $150,000 and furnish other relief to settle a national origin and color discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.  

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EEOC Sues Green Manor Rest Home to Enforce Conciliation Agreement

EEOC News Release
June 15, 2015

Nursing Home Failed to Comply With Agreement Settling Disability Bias Charge, Federal Agency Says

WILMINGTON, N.C. - A Parkton, N.C., nursing home violated a settlement agreement stemming from a disability discrimination charge when it failed to complete the payments that were a condition of the agreement, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.  

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