FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — A Florida window installer recently agreed to a settlement with the Department of Labor to pay back overtime to dozens of current and former workers to resolve claims that the company illegally withheld overtime wages. According to the settlement, Fort Lauderdale-based ADCO Installers LLC will pay back a combined $103,608 in back wages to 35 employees for violating federal labor and wage laws.
According to an investigation by the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division, ADCO Installers only paid its window installers straight time when working more than 40 hours in a week, a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The law requires employees earn at least one and a half times their average hourly rate of pay when working above the 40-hour overtime threshold.
“The Department of Labor is committed to ensuring that employees receive the wages they have earned for all the hours they have worked,” said Wage and Hour Division District Director Tony Pham. “The Wage and Hour Division is also determined to ensure that employers who fail to comply with the law do not gain an unfair competitive advantage over those who do.”
The FLSA sets national standards on minimum wage and overtime rates that apply to nearly all hourly-wage earning employees, with limited exceptions. Often times, companies attempt to break the law and pay workers less than they are owed in order to increase the company’s bottom line. Unfortunately, the federal government cannot prosecute every single instance of wage theft committed against workers, but the FLSA gives workers legal rights and due process to hold their employer accountable for breaking the law.
Under the FLSA, wage theft victims can hire private attorneys to file unpaid overtime lawsuits to recover up to three years of back pay from the time the claim is filed. Unpaid overtime lawsuits can recover not only unpaid wages, but also liquidated damages equal to back pay, attorneys fees, and even have courts impose injunctions on the company to help ensure future wage theft does not take place at the business.
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