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$308,811 Awarded in Back Wages

US Department of Labor news releases reported over $1.235 Million in back wages and damages awarded for employer violations of minimum wage, overtime, recordkeeping and various wage and hour violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) just in the week of July 9, 2018.  Are you confident in your pay practices?  Many business owners think they are doing everything right; however, all it takes is one visit from the US Department of Labor to uncover unknown violations.  This month there were 2 notable cases reported in Michigan where employees were not paid properly according to the guidelines of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

  1. Michigan Manufacturer FLSA Press Release This Michigan manufacturer violation resulted in $308,811 awarded in back wages.
  2. The second case involves a restaurant in Kalamazoo & Portage and is currently pending litigation Lawsuit Filed Against Los Amigos Article.

If you’re interested in finding out if you are in compliance with the FLSA and other employment regulations, contact us today.  We offer an HR Audit solution scaled for your size organization.  Insight HRM is the sister company of Workforce PayHub and provides clients with comprehensive human resource consulting, best practices and outsourced services.  The experts at Insight HRM are here to answer your tough questions about your current employment practices, policies and procedures.

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