US Department Labor issued the following announcement on March 1.
After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Burnco Colorado LLC - doing business as Bestway Concrete and Aggregates - has paid $77,238 in back wages to 406 employees to resolve violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) overtime requirements at the company's facilities in Milliken, Colorado, and Irvin, Texas.
WHD investigators found the employer violated FLSA overtime requirements when it failed to include bonuses earned by employees in their calculations when determining overtime rates. Excluding these amounts resulted in the employer paying overtime at rates lower than those required by law.
"Our education and enforcement efforts help ensure that workers get paid what they have legally earned, and that employers compete on a level playing field," said Wage and Hour Division District Director Chad Frasier in Denver. "The U.S. Department of Labor provides employers with a wide variety of resources – online, paper, and in person – to help them understand and comply with federal labor laws. We encourage all employers to take advantage of these resources and avoid violations."
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