Here are some recent examples of companies that faced heavy fines for violating labor laws.
Home care agency owed overtime to 55 employees
Alma Conway Home Care LLC, a Philadelphia home care agency, owed back wages to 55 employees due to its Fair Labor Standards Act violations. The business paid straight time rates even when employees worked more than 40 hours per week. So it had to pay:
• $25,740 in civil money penalties
• $205,434 in back wages, and
• $205,434 in liquidated damages.
More info: bit.ly/pennsylvania668
Recorded overtime as other types of payments
Brapga Security Systems Inc., a West Covina, CA, security services company, violated the Fair Labor Standards Act when it failed to pay overtime to employees who worked more than 40 hours in a workweek.
The company falsely recorded overtime hours as training, bonuses, commissions and reimbursements. In addition to overtime problems, that led to recordkeeping errors.
• $15,790 in penalties
• $39,236 in back wages, and
• $39,236 in liquidated damages.
More info: bit.ly/california668