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Georgia senior care center to pay back overtime

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By Marian Johns | Jan 30, 2019

SAVANNAH — A Georgia senior care center has agreed to pay over $15,000 in back wages to resolve claims by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) that the center violated employee overtime and record-keeping laws. 

According to the WHD, Wilmington Senior Care LLC d/b/a Summer Breeze Senior Living violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by taking time off employees' time cards for lunch breaks and not paying workers who worked through their breaks, which affected overtime pay. Wilmington also did not keep accurate employee-hour records, in violation of the FLSA, WHD said. 

"The Wage and Hour Division is committed to ensuring a level playing field for operators of these facilities and guaranteeing that employees receive the wages they legally earned," WHD's wage and hour district director in Atlanta, Eric Williams, said in a statement. "We encourage all employers to reach out to us and to use the variety of tools we offer to ensure that their pay practices comply with federal law."

Wilmington will pay $15,241 in back wages to six employees who were affected by the company's violations, according to WHD.

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