Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
U.S. Department of Labor
US Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division recovers more than $61,000 in back wages for 81 employees of Orlando, Fla.-based company
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has recovered $61,191 in back wages for 81 employees of APC Workforce Solutions, doing business as ZeroChaos, an international payroll processing and recruiting company in Orlando, Fla.
“Employees are entitled to be fully paid according to the law,” said Michael Young, the Wage and Hour Division’s district director in Jacksonville. “As a result of the department’s actions, these workers will now receive the pay they have rightfully earned.”
An investigation by the Wage and Hour Division determined that the company had erroneously classified several employees as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act, failed to pay premium half-time pay for overtime hours worked, and failed to include bonuses when computing overtime pay. The company has agreed to correct the errors and pay the back wages owed to the employees
The FLSA requires that covered employees be paid at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25 for all hours worked, plus time and one-half their regular rates of pay, including commissions, bonuses and incentive pay, for hours worked beyond 40 per week. Employers must also maintain accurate time and payroll records.
For more information about this investigation, call the Wage and Hour Division’s Jacksonville District Office at 904-359-9292. For more information about the FLSA, call the division’s toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243). Information is also available on the Internet at http://www.dol.gov/whd.
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