U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Texas Communications Contractor Paying $126,264 in Back Wages and Damages
MANVEL, TX – After an investigation by the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, Redman Communications Inc. will pay $63,132 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 53 employees to resolve violations of the overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Redman Communications violated the overtime provision of the FLSA when it paid its non-exempt drivers straight time wages for overtime hours worked. The company violated recordkeeping provisions by failing to maintain complete and accurate pay and time records of daily hours worked by employees.
“These employees will now receive the wages they rightfully earned,” said Wage and Hour Division Southwest Regional Administrator Betty Campbell. “The Division is committed to proactively educating employers and employees about the requirements of the law. We encourage anyone who wants to learn more to visit our website or to contact their local Wage and Hour Division office today.”
Workers and employers with questions about the FLSA or any of the federal wage laws administered by the Division should 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/.