TAG: Fair Labor Standards Act

Littleton landscaper pays $550K for underpaying foreign workers

January 12, 2018By

Parkside Landscaping, located in Littleton, Colo., paid more than $500,000 in back wages and penalties after it faced allegations of underpaying foreign workers it hired to fill seasonal jobs, The Denver Post reported. The company paid $524,063 in back wages to 53 employees and $26,104 in penalties to resolve violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and H-2B nonagricultural visa program provisions. Gene... read more

Michigan company pays $38K in back wages, damages

June 1, 2016By

A U.S. Department of Labor investigation found a Laketon, Mich.-based landscape company and its owner in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, M Live reports. H&H Lawn Service & Snowplowing violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay overtime and properly keep records, according to the Department of Labor. A court ruled that the company and its owner, Darrell Hinken, must pay... read more

Government Affairs: Landscape contractors will face new federal regulations in 2016

February 3, 2016By

The Obama Administration, now in its last year, is trying to push through a number of new regulations that will affect landscape contractors before time runs out. Here is a run-down of the new regulatory packages that may impact your business and one that may not. New Pesticide Rules One of the latest regulatory changes proposed by the Environmental Protection... read more

Government Affairs: Will proposed OT regs affect you?

September 2, 2015By

New regulations proposed by the federal Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division could ratchet up your labor costs and make audits of your payroll records potentially even more expensive. Employees who are exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) now must meet three criteria:they must be paid a salary; that salary must be more than... read more