US Labor Department secures $10K in overtime back wages, damages for 9 employees of Wytheville window installation company
Employer: Window World of Southwest Virginia Inc.
Investigation site: 565 East Main St., Wythevillle, VA 24328
Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division determined that the employer paid window installers overtime wages at straight-time rates, and denied workers the required rate of time-and-one-half for hours over 40 in a workweek. The employer also kept inaccurate records of total daily and weekly hours worked. These actions violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Back wages/damages recovered: $5,081 in back wages, $5,081 in liquidated damages
Workers Affected: Nine
Quote: “Construction industry employers covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act are legally responsible to comply with overtime and recordkeeping requirements. We encourage these employers to contact the Wage and Hour Division to avoid compliance issues,” said Wage and Hour Division District Director John DuMont in Pittsburgh.
Background: Window World of Southwest Virginia installs windows, doors, siding and more for homeowners throughout southwest Virginia.
For more information about the FLSA and other laws the division enforces, contact its 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. Workers can call the Wage and Hour Division confidentially with questions or concerns – regardless of where they are from – and the department can speak with callers in more than 200 languages. Help ensure hours worked and pay are accurate by downloading the department’s Android and iOS Timesheet App for free.