News Release

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $541,026 for Employees of Miami-Area Aviation Engine Repair Companies Following Missed Payrolls

MIAMI, FL After investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), two Miami, Florida-area aviation engine repair and service companies have paid $541,026 in wages to 134 employees after the investigations found minimum wage and overtime violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The WHD investigations found Turbine Engine Center Inc., located in Medley, Florida, and Miami NDT Engine Services LLC, located in Doral, Florida, violated the FLSA when they both missed payroll, resulting in minimum wage and overtime violations. To resolve the violations, Turbine Engine Center paid $299,625 in wages to 76 employees and Miami NDT Engine Services paid $241,401 in wages to 58 employees.

“Employers are obligated to comply with the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act and pay their employees all of the wages they have earned for all of the hours they have worked, no later than their regularly scheduled payday,” said Wage and Hour Division District Director Tony Pham, in Miami, Florida. “The U.S. Department of Labor will continue working to level the playing field for employers who play by the rules, and to ensure workers get paid the wages they have legally earned.”

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 and confidential calls 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 that 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 paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave requirements of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, 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
November 10, 2020
Release Number
20-1914-ATL
Contact: Eric R. Lucero
Phone Number
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