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TARPON SPRINGS, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Arry’s Roofing Services Inc. – a roofing company based in Tarpon Springs, Florida – has paid $75,710 in back wages to 144 employees for violating the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
WHD investigators determined Arry’s Roofing Services Inc. failed to include production bonuses paid to roofers in the calculation when determining those employees’ overtime rates.
U.S. Department of Labor investigation finds federal contractor violated prevailing wage law at Tyndall AFB
PANAMA CITY, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Coqui Disposal Services LLC – a disposal and janitorial service company and federal contractor at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida, an area significantly affected by Hurricane Michael – has paid $22,335 in back wages to 46 employees for violating requirements of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA).
WHD investigators found that Coqui Disposal Services LLC violated the SCA by failing to pay janitorial employees the increased prevailing wage rates required after the contract renewed for the work they performed.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy Florida (DEF) today announced three battery storage projects, totaling 22 megawatts, that will improve overall reliability and support critical services during power outages.
Collectively, the storage facilities will enhance grid operations, increase efficiencies and improve overall reliability for surrounding communities.
Niigata, Japan, May 12, 2019 – Western Hemisphere agriculture leaders met today on the margins of the G-20 Agricultural Ministerial in Niigata, Japan, affirming their intent to work together to champion global food security and agricultural trade on the basis of sound science and risk analysis principles.
Following the meeting, top agricultural officials from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and the United States issued the following statement.