(Jacksonville, FL – Insurance News 360) – Following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor Jacksonville-based Stone World Imports and Manufacturing, Inc. paid $49,269 in back wages to 21 employees. The investigation revealed that the company paid only straight time rates to employees, not overtime when warranted. The failure to pay time-and-a-half for hours worked above 40 in a work week is a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
“The Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to maintain accurate records of the number of hours employees work, and pay proper overtime when they work more than 40 hours in a workweek,” said Wage and Hour Division District Director Daniel White, in Jacksonville. “The Wage and Hour Division works to ensure that employees receive the wages they rightfully earned, and that employers compete on a level playing field. We encourage all employers to reach out to us and to use the wide variety of tools we offer to help them understand their responsibilities.”
For more information about the FLSA and other laws enforced by the Wage and Hour Division, contact the toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243). Employers who discover overtime or minimum wage violations may self-report and resolve those violations without litigation through the PAID program. Information is also available at https://www.dol.gov/whd.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor.