Hurricane Detritus: DOL Keeping an Eye on Out of Town Contractors

Hurricane Detritus: DOL Keeping an Eye on Out of Town Contractors

Though technically not detritus, the influx of unscrupulous or inexperienced contractors that descend on communities after large natural disasters are as immediately present as the rest of the debris left behind. It is for this reason that the U.S. Dept. of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) will send teams of investigators after these events for the benefit of workers and real contractors.

Evidently these contractors thought that being a thousand miles from the mainland would keep them off the radar but that didn’t turn out as expected for them:

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Hurricane Recovery …

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Puerto Rico …

In ETCs own backyard W&H probably gave one restaurant enterprise indigestion with $208,642 in back wages due to 69 employees by finding it hadn’t been complying with the Fair Labor Standards Act much at all as noted in this recent news release:

WHD News Releases – United States Department of Labor

This bring us to a hopeful spot, another news release on the same day invites all to participate in Listening Sessions about proposed overtime rule. If the last one riled you, this might be just the tonic you need.

— Ken Frazer  /   Ken@54.70.211.238  



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