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US Department of Labor recovers $129K in back wages for 154 workers at Ziegler Tire locations in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania

Investigation finds employer failed to record all hours worked, pay overtime

PITTSBURGH – For more than a century, The Ziegler Tire and Supply Company has changed tires and wheels, and made repairs on all types of vehicles at locations in Ohio and surrounding states, but the company fell flat when it came to paying workers in three states for all the wages they legally earned.

Following a federal investigation that found overtime and recordkeeping violations, the U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $129,612 in back wages for 154 workers in Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Ohio.  

The department’s Wage and Hour Division found Ziegler Tire called mechanics and tire technicians in the evening after normal working hours to complete auto service repairs. The employer failed to add these “call-out” hours to the total hours these employees worked, and failed to include commissions and call-out bonuses in workers’ regular rates of pay when determining overtime rates. These failures led to systemic overtime violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Ziegler’s failure to record all the hours employees worked resulted in recordkeeping violations.

“Employers who fail to pay their workers all their hard-earned wages shortchange these people and their families and gain an unfair advantage over competitors who abide by the law,” said Wage and Hour District Director John DuMont in Pittsburgh. “The Wage and Hour Division provides many tools and resources to help employers avoid violations and fully comply with the law.”

The investigation led to recovery of back wages at the following The Ziegler Tire and Supply Company locations, which operate as Ziegler Tire at:

Address

City

State

Amount

10149 Toebben Drive

Independence

KY

$3,090

960 Nandino Boulevard

Lexington

KY

$12,896

547 Wolf Ledges Parkway

Akron

OH

$11,322

8500 Clinton Road

Brooklyn

OH

$8,328

4300 Tuscarawas Street W

Canton

OH

$8,819

1111 Milepost Drive

Columbus

OH

$10,599

411 Commercial Parkway

Dover

OH

$14,743

7934 Hills & Dales Road NW

Massillon

OH

$3,352

2505 Commercial Street

Mingo Junction

OH

$6,761

1100 Reed Road

Monroe

OH

$12,027

655 Olympic Drive

Troy

OH

$2,639

30559 Lemoyne Road

Walbridge

OH

$4,981

1014 Poland Avenue

Youngstown

OH

$12,986

6011 Kentucky Avenue

Altoona

PA

$3,896

919 Brush Creek Road

Warrendale

PA

$6,575

258 W Wheeling Street

Washington

PA

$6,598

Based in Massillon, Ohio, The Ziegler Tire and Supply Company operates commercial service centers providing tires and other services. It is one of the largest wholesale distributors in Northeast Ohio.

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

Agency
Wage and Hour Division
Date
April 20, 2021
Release Number
21-626-PHI
Contact: Joanna Hawkins
Contact: Leni Fortson
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