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U.S. Department of Labor Seeks $131,508 in Overtime Back Wages, Liquidated Damages for 25 Employees of Minnesota Flooring Company

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a federal lawsuit seeking an injunction and payment of $131,508 – representing $65,754 in overtime back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages – for 25 employees of a Minneapolis flooring company.

The filing follows an investigation by the Department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) that found Luxury Floors Inc. and its chief executive officer Ruben Ruiz violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Investigators determined that the employer paid employees straight time rates for all the hours that they worked, failing to pay overtime when they worked beyond 40 hours in a week. The company also failed to maintain time records and to record the names, hours, and payments made to day laborers who the company paid in cash.

“The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to ensuring employees receive the wages they have rightfully earned, and that employers compete on a level playing field,” said David King, Wage and Hour District Director in Minneapolis. “Employers can avoid wage violations by contacting the Wage and Hour Division for assistance to ensure they are in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act.”

For more information about the FLSA and other laws enforced by WHD, contact the Division’s toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243). Information is also available at including a search tool to use if you think you may be owed back wages collected by WHD.

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Court: U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
Docket Number: 18-cv-1489

Wage and Hour Division
May 30, 2018
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Media Contact: Scott Allen
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Media Contact: Rhonda Burke
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