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U.S. Department of Labor and Minneapolis Employment Agency Reach Agreement to Correct Overtime Wage Violations

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota entered a consent judgment agreed to by the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and a Minneapolis employment agency to resolve overtime violations. As a result, 92 healthcare workers will receive $401,384 in back wages and damages.

The Division found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime and recordkeeping provisions when All Temporaries Midwest Inc. and its owner, Mark Liveringhouse, failed to pay healthcare workers one-and-one-half times their regular hourly rates for all the hours they worked over 40 in a workweek. The company paid workers time-and-one-half for hours they worked between 41 and 47 in a workweek, but then paid only straight time for any hours worked beyond 47.

“We are pleased that these workers will receive their rightfully earned wages through this agreement and that the employer will be complying with the law going forward,” said Wage and Hour Division District Director David King, in Minneapolis. “Our education and outreach efforts seek to ensure that companies understand their responsibilities. Our efforts on both fronts protect responsible employers and hard-working employees.”

The company places registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nursing assistants with area clients. 

For information about this topic and all of the federal wage laws administered by the Division, call the agency’s toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243). All calls are confidential. More information is available online at http://www.dol.gov/whd/.

Civil action no.: 17-cv-3330

Agency
Wage and Hour Division
Date
October 20, 2017
Release Number
17-1155-CHI
Contact: Scott Allen
Phone Number
Contact: Rhonda Burke
Phone Number