Wage and Hour Division

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    National Tour on Minimum Wage Tosses Houstonians Between Rocks and Hard Places

    Qvtaive Harris is 20 years old. He's slender, with knobby elbows and a small afro, wearing sharp white pants and a teal shirt from the Texas Organizing Project. He's sitting, surrounded by a half-dozen mothers, another half-dozen reporters, and a small woman from the Department of Labor. The women ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Local Taqueria Chain in Trouble with Department of Labor, Agrees to Pay Over $275,000 to Employees

    Pinche burger? How about paying the pinche minimum wage to your employees, Taconmadre?​Longtime Houstonians may know Taqueria Taconmadre as a solid local chain, as a good place to grab tacos into the wee hours of the night. But the U.S. Department of Labor knows Taconmadre as the subject of it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2007
  • Blogs

    January 17, 2007

    Say It Ain't So!

    Sure, it's delicious, but at what price? One of our favorite late-night hangover busters just got popped by the U.S. Department of Labor for not paying its workers enough. La Tapatia, home of the best burrito al pastor money can buy at 2 a.m., has agreed to shell out $109,708 in back pay after an ... More >>

  • News

    May 26, 1994

    Hard Labor

    The employees of Allied Fibers came to America looking for work and freedom. They found work.