u.s. department of labor

‘I’ve Had Enough’: After 35 Years, Contessa Leaving Training Game

After 35 years, New York-based Gary Contessa said he is getting out of the training game. “I’ve had enough,” said Contessa this week. “It’s virtually impossible. Lots of people are going to continue to try, because that’s what we have in our blood, but I’ve been doing this for 35 years and it’s become increasingly […]

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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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Brown Labor Investigation One In A Series Of Probes By Department Of Labor

The $1.6 million settlement multiple Eclipse Award winner Chad Brown has been ordered to pay for federal labor law violations and back wages left racing fans and legal experts alike shocked a few weeks ago. New York trainers now say he’s not the only one facing scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Labor. Fellow conditioners […]

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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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