US Department of Labor recovers more than $1.9M in back wages for 139 workers of Tampa employer that missed several payrolls
Employer: Romark Laboratories LC
Investigation sites: 3000 Bayport Drive, Tampa FL and Carr 686 Km 1.5 Coto Norte, Manati, Puerto Rico
Investigation findings: U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigators found that the employer missed several payrolls from July 25 to Nov. 15, 2021. By doing so, the employer did not pay employees at least the federal minimum wage and overtime compensation for hours worked, both violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Back Wages Recovered: $1,943,241 in back wages for 139 workers
Quote: “Wages are due to employees on their regularly scheduled pay day. Employers who fail to meet this obligation make it very hard for workers to provide for themselves and their families, and meet their obligations,” said Wage and Hour Division District Director Nicolas Ratmiroff in Tampa, Florida. “In today’s environment, employers who continue to make it harder for employees to earn a living can quickly find themselves struggling to retain and recruit workers.”
Background: Based in Tampa, Romark Laboratories is a pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and delivers medicine for treating infectious diseases. The company has manufacturing sites in Puerto Rico and in Belgium.
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