News Release

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Idaho Concrete Polishing Company Paying $47,676 to Four Employees for Overtime Violations

BOISE, ID After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Intermountain Concrete Polishing – a concrete floor polishing company in Meridian, Idaho – will pay $47,676 to four employees for violating the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

WHD investigators found Intermountain Concrete Polishing paid employees straight-time rates for all the hours that they worked, without regard to the total number of hours that they worked. By doing so, the employer failed to pay overtime when employees worked more than 40 hours in a workweek. The employer also failed to record or pay employees for travel time, as required, when they traveled to worksites several hours away from their home communities during their workday. Finally, Intermountain violated FLSA recordkeeping requirements by failing to maintain payroll and time records as required by law.

“Employees must receive all the wages they have legally earned, including overtime, and must be paid for all the hours that they have worked,” said Wage and Hour District Director Thomas Silva, in Portland, Oregon. “Investigations like this ensure that employees get paid and that employers compete on a level playing field.”

The Department offers numerous resources to ensure employers have the tools they need to understand their responsibilities and to comply with federal law, such as online videos, confidential calls, or in-person visits to local WHD offices.

 For more information about the FLSA and other laws enforced by the Wage and Hour Division, contact the 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 https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd.

WHD's mission is to promote and achieve compliance with labor standards to protect and enhance the welfare of the nation's workforce. WHD enforces federal minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. WHD also enforces the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, wage garnishment provisions of the Consumer Credit Protection Act, and a number of employment standards and worker protections as provided in several immigration related statutes. Additionally, WHD administers and enforces the prevailing wage requirements of the Davis Bacon Act and the Service Contract Act and other statutes applicable to federal contracts for construction and for the provision of goods and services.

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

Agency
Wage and Hour Division
Date
January 2, 2020
Release Number
19-1666-SAN
Contact: Leo Kay
Phone Number
Contact: Jose Carnevali
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