HOUSTON, TX — A Texas communications company recently agreed to a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor to resolve claims that the company failed to properly pay its delivery drivers, specifically non-payment of overtime wages. As part of the agreement, Manvel-based Redman Communications Inc. will pay back a combined $63,132 in wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 53 workers to resolve claims that it violated various provisions of federal labor and wage laws.
An investigation by the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division determined that Redman Communications failed to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when it paid its delivery drivers straight time when the workers spent more than 40 hours on the job. Furthermore, the company violated the FLSA’s recordkeeping provisions by failing to maintain accurate payroll records detailing all of the hours worked by its employees.
“These employees will now receive the wages they rightfully earned,” said Wage and Hour Division Southwest Regional Administrator Betty Campbell. “The Division is committed to proactively educating employers and employees about the requirements of the law. We encourage anyone who wants to learn more to visit our website or to contact their local Wage and Hour Division office today.”
Unfortunately, wage theft against delivery drivers and trucking company workers is all too common in an industry where employees work under long hours and tight deadlines. Often times, companies commit wage theft by telling workers they are “overtime exempt” or only earn their pay when driving on road. The truth is that the FLSA requires companies to pay their workers for all their job-related activities and only certain types of workers are overtime exempt.
When businesses do commit wage theft, the law gives workers the right to hire an experienced overtime pay lawsuit attorney to file claims in federal court to recover back pay, interest, and damages for up to three-years of unpaid earnings. Furthermore, the law allows courts to award attorneys fees to cover the cost of litigating the matter.
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Our office will also determine if it is in your best interest to file a lawsuit against your employer. Because strict time limitations apply for filing these types of claims, we advise you contact our experienced unpaid overtime wage attorneys at your earliest convenience and preserve your legal rights.