Employer: Supermercado Lomabonita, St. Paul MN
Business: Grocery store
Law broken: Overtime provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act
Type of violation: The employer didn’t combine hours employees worked at multiple store sites during the week, meaning they weren’t paid overtime for hours worked over 40. In addition, some workers were incorrectly classified as exempt from overtime and paid a flat salary for all hours worked. And workers were often paid for overtime hours at straight-time rates.
Penalty: Supermercado Lomabonita must pay $212,459 in back wages to 81 workers.