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DOL Pops 'Popsy Pop' for $82K in H-2B Violations
Posted on 4 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Popsy Pop LLC in Somerdale has agreed to pay $34,200 in back wages to 55 workers and $48,000 in civil money penalties after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found willful violations of the H-2B provisions... Read More

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$2.3M Back Wages to be Paid to H-2A Workers, Plus $500K Civil Money Penalty
Posted on 12 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Yerington, Nev.-based onion grower Peri & Sons has agreed to pay a record total of $2,338,700 in back wages to 1,365 workers, along with a civil money penalty of $500,000, for violations under the H-2A program. U.S. Department of Labor Administrative... Read More

After DOL Wage & Hour Investigation, Company Pays $740K in Back Wages to H-1B Workers
Posted on 21 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Semafor Technologies LLC in Norcross has agreed to pay 73 employees $741,288 in back wages following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division that found violations of the H-1B visa program, which allows nonimmigrants... Read More

$23K Award in H-1B Benching Case: Komakula v. Aqua Information Systems
Posted on 11 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Komakula v. Aqua Information Systems, Mar. 9, 2016 - "1. The Prosecuting Party paid $5,225 to the Respondent as fees for his H-1B petition in violation of the Act. Accordingly, I find that the Respondent must to remit the $5,225 payment to the Prosecuting... Read More

Nebraska Farm Avoids H-2A Debarment, Pays $270K - DOL v. Daniels Produce, LLC
Posted on 7 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Braden Campbell, Law360, Apr. 6, 2016 - "A family-owned farm in Nebraska has agreed to pay $250,000 in back wages to 89 temporary foreign workers it employed through the H-2A visa program, according to a recent order issued by the U.S. Department... Read More

H-2A Nursery Employer Hit With Back Wages, Penalties: Matter of Overdevest Nurseries, LP
Posted on 3 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of Overdevest Nurseries, LP, Feb. 18, 2016 - "For failure to pay the Adverse Effect Wage Rate to its domestic workers in corresponding employment to its H-2A employees in 2012 and 2013, Respondent will pay $92,984.22 in back wages owed to... Read More

H-1B Employer Held Personally Liable for Back Wages, Penalties: Matter of XCEL Solutions
Posted on 21 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"I find it clear the XCEL served as the alter-ego of Mr. and Ms. Goel. Respondents observed no corporate formalities, received from XCEL hundreds of thousands of dollars in loans and rents but could produce no documentation memorializing these transactions... Read More

ARB on H-1B back wages, etc. - Univ. Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Posted on 7 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

BACK WAGES; VOLUNTARY NONPRODUCTIVE STATUS; PERIOD OF TIME BETWEEN ARRIVAL AND REPORTING TO RESPONDENT; PERIOD OF TIME TAKING CARE OF PERSONAL MATTERS IS VOLUNTARY, NONPRODUCTIVE STATUS; PERIOD OF TIME TO OBTAIN SOCIAL SECURITY CARD IS NOT VOLUNTARY... Read More