MARIETTA, GA — A Marietta, Georgia concrete and design and installation company recently agreed to a settlement with the federal government to resolve claims that the business failed to pay its workers all due wages for hours worked. As part of the agreement, TCB Grading Inc. will pay a group of 37 workers a combined settlement of $179,314 in back wages and penalties for violations of federal wage and labor laws.
According to an investigation by the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, TCB Grading Inc. failed to pay workers proper wages for working more than 40 hours in a week, as required under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The law requires companies to pay their employees one and a half times the individual’s average hourly rate of pay, including any bonuses or commissions, as compensation for overtime work.
TCB Grading Inc. paid its workers only straight time, their normal hourly wages, and as a result, also failed to provide their employees with accurate wage statements detailing all the hours worked and wages earned. The FLSA requires employers furnish employees with proper wage statements and sets high standards for what constitutes a non-willful violation of the law. When companies commit willful violations of the FLSA, wage theft victims may be able to claim up to three years of back pay.
“The resolution of this case puts these wages into the hands of those who earned them, and demonstrates how our enforcement levels the playing field for law-abiding employers,” said Wage and Hour Division District Director Eric Williams. “We encourage employers to contact the Wage and Hour Division by phone, online, or to attend any of our outreach events for assistance and to learn more about their responsibilities.”
When employers steal wages from employees, the law gives workers the right to retain an experienced overtime pay attorney to file claims in federal court to hold the company responsible. Workers can recover their back pay with interest, damages equal to back pay, and attorneys fees.
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