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Airline Service Company to Pay for Minimum Wage and Overtime Violations and Reimburse Costs of Laundering Uniforms

New York AG Letitia James reached a settlement with airline service company American Sales and Management Organization, LLC d/b/a/ Eulen America (“Eulen”) to resolve allegations that it underpaid its employees and failed to reimburse minimum-wage employees for work-related costs in violation of New York’s labor laws, including the Minimum Wage Act and the Miscellaneous Wage…

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Democratic Attorneys General Support DOL’s Fight for Narrower Definition of ERISA Health Plans

A group of 22 Democratic AGs, led by District of Columbia AG Karl Racine, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in S. Department of Labor v. Data Marketing Partnership, No. 20-11179, in support of the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) position that the district court erred in determining that a program through which users obtain health insurance in exchange for personal data is an “employee benefit plan” as defined by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”).

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State Contractor Criminally Charged for Alleged Underpayment of Fringe Benefits to Prevailing Wage Workers

Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro charged state contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. (“Hawbaker”) with four counts of theft relating to Hawbaker’s alleged underpayment of more than $20 million to its employees in violation of the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act and the federal Davis-Bacon Act. The complaint alleges, among other things, that Hawbaker routinely miscalculated and wrongly…

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