According to a US Department of Labor (DoL) news release , the settlement covers 677 workers.
The DoL alleged that violations occurred when, because of the misclassification of employees, the company failed to compensate those workers at time and one-half their normal pay rate, including commissions, for hours worked over 40 in a single workweek. The department’s investigation covered a two-year period beginning January 2003 through January 2005.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay covered, non-exempt workers one-and-one-half times their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a single workweek and to maintain accurate employment records.
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