This famous picture depicts our founder, J.W.R. Lawson, Sr. in crossing the picket line at Roanoke Electric Steel, the country’s first “mini mill” and first continuing steel casting plant. Roanoke Electric Steel was founded by John W. Hancock, Jr. who was an icon in the steel industry.
The U.S Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has announced its recovery of a total of $3,965,756 in back wages and damages for 974 employees working for a seafood company, home health care service, bus and shuttle service, drywall installer, and a heating and air conditioning firm, for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA violations related to, among other things, bonuses omitted from overtime calculation and only paying straight time for all hours worked.
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