US Department of Labor recovers $46K in back wages, damages for 14 construction workers at El Paso commercial worksite
Employer name: C & C Steel LLC
Investigation site: 8889 Gateway Blvd. W
El Paso, TX 79925
Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found the employer, a Helena, Alabama, construction contractor, paid its workers straight time for all hours worked and failed to pay overtime for hours over 40 in a workweek, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The division also discovered the employer failed to pay an employee for one day of work which violated minimum wage provisions of the act.
Back wages recovered: $23,116 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 14 workers.
Quote: “C & C Steel deprived 14 construction workers of their hard-earned wages, including overtime the employer should have paid,” said Wage Hour Division District Director Evelyn Ortiz in Albuquerque, New Mexico. “Failing to pay workers properly can force them to choose between paying the rent and buying groceries. Workers depend on every dollar for which they worked.”