fair labor standards act

Asmussen Stable Sued By U.S. Department Of Labor For Third Time

For the third time since 2012, Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen has been sued by the United States Department of Labor for alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 by his KDE Equine LLC, which does business as Asmussen Racing Stable. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern […]

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Chad Brown Hit With $1.6 Million In Back Wages And Fines For Labor Violations

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Chad C. Brown Inc. and owner Chad Brown will pay a total of $1,617,673 in back wages, liquidated damages, and civil penalties for willful violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the labor provisions of the H-2B non-immigrant visa […]

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‘Getting It Wrong’ On Labor Law Can Prove Costly For Horsemen

Trainer Steve Asmussen found himself in hot water at the end of June when the United States Department of Labor brought suit against him for the second time in three years. The department alleges Asmussen violated the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 by not paying overtime to hot walkers and grooms when they surpassed […]

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Former Midwest Thoroughbreds Trainer Sues for Overtime Pay, Commissions

Midwest Thoroughbreds, which has led North American Thoroughbred owners by races won every year since 2010, is being sued by a former trainer for alleged violation of federal and state labor laws, in part because Midwest did not pay overtime for more than 40 hours worked each week. The lawsuit has been brought by Laura […]

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