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US Department of Labor recovers $186K in back wages for 52 workers denied overtime pay by Bismarck security services provider

Employer:        10-Code, LLC

                          201 Slate Drive Suite #6

                          Bismarck, ND

Investigation findings: U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigators recovered $186,167 in back wages for 52 workers at 10-Code LLC, a security services provider. Investigators determined the employer violated the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime provisions by paying salary for all hours worked and straight time for overtime.

Back Wages Recovered: $186,167 in back wages for 52 workers                                               

Quote: “Business operators cannot casually decide to pay workers as salaried without examining whether or not they meet the salary exemption requirements,” explained Wage and Hour Division District Director Chad Frasier in Denver. “By doing so, 10-Code LLC clearly violated federal laws by denying workers all their hard-earned pay. Violations can be costly, and employers are encouraged to reach out to Wage and Hour if they have any questions.  

Background: 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 and how to file an online complaint. For confidential compliance assistance, employees and employers can call the agency’s toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243), regardless of where they are from.

Download the agency’s new Timesheet App for iOS and Android devices – also available in Spanish –to ensure hours and pay are accurate.

Wage and Hour Division
May 17, 2023
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Media Contact: Scott Allen
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