U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in $265,001 in Back Wages for Roofing Contractor’s Employees for Overtime Violations

A roofing contracting company based in Thonotosassa, Florida has paid $265,001 in back wages to 67 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found the employer violated overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The employer also paid $17,753 in civil money penalties for repeat violations.

WHD investigators found the roofing contracting company paid employees a piece rate without regard to the number of hours they actually worked. This practice resulted in violations when employees worked more than 40 hours in a workweek, but the employer failed to pay them overtime in addition to their piece rates.

WHD also cited recordkeeping violations when the employer failed to maintain daily and weekly records of the number of hours employees worked.

If your employer is denying your overtime pay or if you work more than 40 hours in a workweek and do not see overtime on your paycheck, our Florida Unpaid Overtime Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can help you recover every penny you have worked for and deserve.

When you work more than 40 hours in a workweek, federal law mandates that you should be compensated at the rate of one and half times your hourly wage. Employees cannot be required to work more than 40 hours in a single week without additional compensation.

The government takes overtime violations and worker rights quite seriously. Employers who are found in violation of the FLSA can be forced to pay their employees what they are owed, plus additional damages. Moreover, they are not allowed to retaliate against employees who shine light on these violations. If you are concerned about your employer failing to pay you the overtime you have earned, call us today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online for a free consultation to learn more about what you can do to recover the wages you are owed.

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