Everybody Can Count to 40: Compensable Time – Know What Gets Counted As Paid Time

June 23, 2021
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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced that it reached a settlement and the entry of a Consent Order with a Long Island masonry contractor for the contractor to pay $500,000 in back overtime pay and damages to 69 employees after being sued by the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division in June 2019. The division had alleged that “its investigation determined that the contractor and its owner failed to pay overtime to employees who worked more than 40 hours in a week, violating federal overtime and recordkeeping requirements. The lawsuit also says the employees were paid in cash or combinations of cash and checks, and the company failed to keep accurate records of employees’ work hours and regular hourly pay rates.” The DOL’s lawsuit asserted that the contractor failed to pay overtime to masons and laborers from August 2015 to at least August 2018 in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


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