McDonalds’s Franchise Operators Agree to Pay Back Wages

DOL in Action

McDonald’s franchise operators Gold Hat Inc. and Gold Hat II Inc., which have the same owner and are based in Annapolis, Md., have agreed to pay $254,224 in back wages and liquidated damages to 138 employees. A Wage and Hour investigation determined that violations of the minimum wage, overtime and child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act occurred at nine restaurant locations throughout Maryland. The employer also agreed to pay $4,300 in penalties for child labor violations.

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Disability Matters’ Conference

OFCCP Director Patricia Shiu addresses the Disability Matters North America conference. Click for a larger photo.

More than 200 corporate executives gathered at Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio, Texas, for the 2014 Disability Matters conference where, on April 9, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Director Patricia A. Shiu delivered the keynote address. The annual conference, held at the world’s first ultra-accessible family theme park, brings together employers from across North America to discuss best practices for improving employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Shiu discussed the department’s new rule designed to improve employment opportunities for qualified workers with disabilities by establishing, for the first time ever, a 7 percent employment goal for federal contractors. “This is the story of America,” she said. “It’s a story of ever-expanding rights, ever-deepening responsibilities and ever-increasing diversity.”

[25] Houston Job Announcements as of November 17, 2013

November 17, 2013

 Jobs (25)

Environmental Compliance- Air Specialist
World Environmental, LLC – Houston, Texas Area

VP – Environmental Health & Safety (Houston)
The Avery Point Group, Inc – Houston Metro Area

Professional Sales Representative
ARC Advisory Group – Houston, Texas Area

Management Consultant – Portfolio Management
UMT Consulting Group – Houston, TX

Senior Noise/ Vibration Engineer (Houston, Texas)
Goodman Manufacturing – Houston, Texas Area

Quality Engineer (Houston, Texas)
Goodman Manufacturing – Houston, Texas Area

Manager of Business Analytics
The Virtual Bench – Houston, Texas Area

Senior Vice President Energy
FleishmanHillard – Houston, Texas Area

Machinery Sales Representative
Wurth Louis and Company – Houston, Texas Area

Controls Engineer (Houston, Tx)
Goodman Manufacturing – Houston, Texas Area

Industrial Engineer (Houston, Texas)
Goodman Manufacturing – Houston, TX

Field Service Engineer
Houser Martin Morris – Houston, Texas

Lockton Companies – Houston, Texas Area

Manufacturing Engineer-Fiberglass Products (Houston,TX)
Goodman Manufacturing – Houston, Texas Area

Physican Assistant
RGA Associates Medical Search – Houston

Process Engineer
Energy Staffing Professionals – Houston, TX. (Energy Corridor)

Environmental Engineering Manager
Energy Staffing Professionals – Houston, TX. (Energy Corridor)

Sales Engineer/Solution Architect
Apigee – Houston, Texas

Sales Engineer – Gas and Flame Detectors

Business Consultant & Project Lead
ORTEC Consulting Group – Houston, Texas Area

Technical Sales Representative
PolyAd Services, LLC – Houston, Texas Area

Inside Sales Manager
Endress+Hauser Group – Houston, TX

Global Process Assurance Manager / Sr. Continuous Improvement Lead
Halliburton – Houston, Texas Area

Cigna-HealthSpring, Medical Senior Director, TX
Cigna – Houston, Texas

Program Manager
HirePower Personnel, Inc – Houston, Texas Area

Tell Congress to support The United States Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Bill

Bring call center jobs back home

Bring Call Centers HomeTell Congress to support The United States Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Bill

With American families struggling, it’s time for companies to bring good jobs home. Foreign call centers not only ship jobs abroad, but they endanger our confidential personal information because they operate without US data regulation.

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