Labor Department investigating homebuilding companies for overtime violations
The U.S. Labor Department is currently investigating large home building companies in order to make sure that they are following all the guidelines and paying correct wages and overtime.
This investigation is part of a crackdown to target several large industries that is being lead by the labor secretary. Wage theft can be seen more in industries that have many immigrant workers that do not speak English very well.
Also, immigrant workers may be more intimidated to confront their employers if a wage issue arise because they may not want their immigration status questioned. Three-hundred additional investigators have been added in order to look into the claims that wages have not been paid. One large company that is currently being investigated is PulteGroup Inc.
If you or a loved one has not been receiving the wages that you have earned, contact the Austin wage dispute lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017 today.