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Federal Judge Orders Memphis Construction Company to Pay Back Workers and Comply with Labor Laws

A federal judge recently ordered a Memphis, Tennessee construction company to pay back dozens of workers the government claims were defrauded out of overtime pay and other wages by the defendant’s intentional misclassification of workers as “independent contractors.” Under the terms of the order, Mulrooney Enterprises will pay 94 affected workers a collective sum of $140,000 in back pay and damages and is further ordered to permanently comply with federal wage and labor laws.

Delivery Driver Files Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit Against Postmates

A courier for San Francisco, California-based parcel delivery company Postmates recently filed a proposed class action lawsuit in state court over allegations the startup improperly classified many workers as independent contractors to deprive them of overtime pay and other wages.

Massachusetts Restaurant Agrees with Labor Department to Settle Wage Theft Allegations

The United States Department of Labor and a Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts restaurant recently agreed to a settlement that will resolve wage theft claims against the business, compensating 15 current and former employees for all their back pay. In addition to the $141,132 in back wages and damages, the defendant will also pay a civil fine and agree to amend its business practices to ensure future wage theft does not take place.

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