Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
U.S. Department of Labor
Cincinnati-based Warsaw Wireless agrees to pay more than $29,000 in back wages to 25 employees following US Labor Department investigation
CINCINNATI -- Warsaw Wireless, a Cincinnati Bell phone distributor with six stores in Ohio and Kentucky, has agreed to pay $29,445 in overtime wages to 25 current and former workers following an investigation by the departmentís Wage and Hour Division.
ďWhen employees are deprived of their rightful wages, employers should know that the Labor Department will not hesitate to take action to recover those back wages,Ē said George Victory, district director of the Wage and Hour Divisionís office in Columbus, Ohio.
The investigation determined that the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay its workers time and one-half their regular rates of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 per week. The company also failed to maintain proper recordkeeping.
Warsaw Wireless, owned by Khalid Alnajar, is an exclusive Cincinnati Bell telecommunications company offering cell phones, home phones, internet, Direct TV, and related services. Alnajar has agreed to pay all of the back wages.
The FLSA requires that covered employees be paid at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25 for all hours worked, plus time and one-half the regular hourly rates of pay, including commissions, bonuses and incentive pay, for hours worked beyond 40 per week. Employers must also maintain accurate time and payroll records.
For more information about the FLSA and other federal wage laws, call the Wage and Hour Divisionís Cincinnati District Office at 513-684-2909 or call the Wage and Hour Divisionís toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243). Information is also available on the Internet at http://www.dol.gov/whd.
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