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Department of Labor recovers $120K in back wages, damages for 60 workers from Las Vegas HVAC, plumbing employer who failed to pay overtime

Employer:    J&K Repair Services LLC

                        6680 Turtle Hill Road

 Las Vegas, NV 89110 

Investigation findings: An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found the air-conditioning and plumbing repair company in Las Vegas intentionally denied workers their full pay by illegally paying them straight-time rates for overtime hours worked, a Fair Labor Standards Act violation.

Investigators determined that J&K Repair Services knew the legal overtime requirements because the company paid workers their earned overtime sometimes but deprived others of their overtime premium.

Back Wages Recovered:  $60,444 in unpaid overtime wages for 60 employees

   $60,444 in damages for 60 employees

                                                 $30,000 in civil money penalties

Quote: “Plumbing and HVAC industry employers must respect their employees’ rights to be paid as fully as the law requires regardless of if they are paid hourly, piece rate or per job,” explained Wage and Hour Division District Director Higinio Ramos in Las Vegas. “The Department of Labor will hold those employers accountable when we determine they failed to fulfill their legal responsibilities.”

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 – regardless of their immigration status – and the department can speak with callers in more than 200 languages.

Wage and Hour Division
September 20, 2023
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Media Contact: Michael Petersen
Media Contact: Jose Carnevali
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