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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: Federal Court Grants Motion Sanctioning Missouri Child Care Centers for Failing to Comply With U.s. Labor Department Subpoena

By Press release submission | May 20, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor issued the following announcement on May 14.

The U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Missouri has ordered Kinder Kidz LLC and Teach Me Kidz Academy LLC – based in St. Louis, Missouri – to pay a $50 daily fine for failing to comply with the Court’s Orders requiring them to respond to federal subpoenas from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) to determine compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The fines began May 6, 2019, and will continue daily until the child care centers comply with the federal court’s June 22, 2018, order to comply with WHD subpoenas issued in October and December of 2017.

The court also assigned responsibility for repayment of $1,719 in reasonable attorney’s fees in connection with the court’s proceedings to the employer.

“Complying with U.S. Department of Labor subpoenas is not optional,” said Wage and Hour Division Regional Administrator Michael Lazzeri, in Chicago, Illinois. “This case demonstrates the Department’s commitment to ensuring employers comply with the law and that employees receive the wages they have earned.”

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