NASHVILLE, TN — A Tennessee pavement company recently agreed to a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor to resolve claims that the company failed to pay dozens of workers overtime pay, a violation of federal labor and wage laws. As part of the resolution, Estill Springs-based Tinsley Asphalt LLC will pay a combined $77,467 in back wages to 43 employees for violating overtime and record keeping laws.
An investigation by the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division determined that Tinsley Asphalt paid drivers their regular hourly rate, regardless of how many hours they worked. As a result, the company denied overtime wages to drivers who worked more than 40 hours in a week, as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The law requires hourly wage earners to be paid at least one and a half times their average hourly rate of pay for these overtime hours.
“The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to ensuring that all employees receive proper wages for all hours they have worked,” said Wage and Hour District Director Nettie Lewis, in Nashville. “The outcome of this investigation serves as a reminder to all employers to review their pay practices to confirm that workers are being paid according to the law. The Department will continue its work to level the playing field for employers who play by the rules, and to provide the tools to help all employers comply.”
While the Labor Department does its best to prosecute as many cases of wage theft and recover back pay for workers, regulators cannot investigate every single claim that may exist. Fortunately, The FLSA gives workers the legal right to hire their own private unpaid overtime lawsuit attorney to bring suit in federal court and recover up to three years of unpaid overtime. Additionally, wage theft victims can receive liquidated damages equal to their back pay, reimbursement for legal fees, and even have judges impose injunctions on defendants to prevent future violations.
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