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Department of Labor recovers $64K in back wages for 41 workers after finding Cedar Bluff pest control employer failed to pay overtime

Employer:                              Extermco LLC, operating as Extermco Pest Control

                                                8255 Alabama Highway 9 N.

                                                Cedar Bluff, AL 35959

Investigation findings: U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigators found the Cedar Bluff pest control company failed to pay non-exempt salary counter sales people and delivery drivers overtime for hours over 40 in a workweek, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Extermco Pest Control paid some workers an hourly wage, or a combination of hourly and commission pay that did not meet certain retail exemption requirements.

Back wages recovered: The division recovered $64,385 in back wages for 41 workers.                               

Quote: “Employers must pay employees the wages they legally earned for all hours worked, including overtime,” said Wage and Hour Division District Director Kenneth Stripling in Birmingham, Alabama. “To make sure employees are paid all of their rightful wages and to avoid costly compliance issues, employers should contact their local Wage and Hour Division office for assistance.”

Background: Employers can contact the Wage and Hour Division at its toll-free number, 1-866-4-US-WAGE. Learn more about the Wage and Hour Division, including its search tool to learn if you are owed back wages collected by the division. Workers and employers alike can help ensure hours worked and pay are accurate by downloading the department’s Android and IOS Timesheet App for free in English or  Spanish.

Wage and Hour Division
July 25, 2023
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Media Contact: Erika Ruthman
Media Contact: Eric R. Lucero
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