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News Release

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results In Portland Roofing Company Paying $74,979 in Back Wages

PORTLAND, OR – Roofing and siding installation company A Cut Above Exteriors, Inc. will pay $74,979 owed to 34 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found the employer violated overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

WHD investigators found that A Cut Above Exteriors Inc. of Portland, Oregon, failed to pay overtime when employees worked beyond 40 hours per week, instead paying employees a set percentage of the completed job without regard to the number of hours that they worked.

"We encourage employers to contact WHD for assistance, and to make use of the many tools we provide to help them understand the law and avoid violations," said Thomas Silva, Wage and Hour Division District Director in Portland. "This investigation shows our commitment to ensuring that workers receive their full earnings, and that all employers compete on a fair and level playing field."

For more information about the FLSA and other laws enforced by the Wage and Hour Division, contact the Division's toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243).  Employers who discover overtime or minimum wage violations may self-report and resolve those violations without litigation through the PAID program. Information is also available at including a search tool to use if you think you may be owed back wages collected by WHD.

Wage and Hour Division
June 25, 2018
Release Number
Media Contact: Leo Kay
Phone Number
Media Contact: Jose Carnevali