U.S. Department of Labor SEATTLE – Although a Bellingham restaurant and a spa have closed, 101 workers once employed by the businesses will receive more than $1.3 million in back wages and damages, thanks to a Washington State jury. The decision is the result of a U.S. Department of Labor investigation that revealed numerous violations […]
11th District candidate settles guest-worker visa dispute
Renton dentist Bobby Virk drew some negative attention to his campaign for state representative of the 11th District during his recent troubles with the U.S. Labor Department. Virk, who also goes by Mahadeep Virk, was born in the Punjab region of India to a family of farmers and a military officer. He moved to the […]
Chinese buffets shortchange employees by $420,000
Super China Buffet, in Shoreline, and King Buffet, in Everett and Marysville, were found to owe 83 employees $420,000 in back wages and liquidated damages
Senators urge Census Bureau and Locke to hire unemployed
The Census Bureau responded that “in these difficult times, we’ve made it a priority to hire reliable people who need jobs.” It said the agency has worked with the Labor Department to recruit people looking for work and has partnered regionally and locally with one-stop employment centers. The bureau said it has also worked with state and local governments to ensure that temporary census workers not lose certain benefits.