$682,318 in Back Wages to be Paid by Foundation Repair Company for FLSA Violations

 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
 

A U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigation found Allied Foundation Specialists Inc. violated the overtime and record keeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Investigators found that the employer:

  • Paid laborers a flat day rate regardless of the number of hours they worked per week, resulting in overtime violations when they worked more than 40 hours per week.  Workers averaged 45 hours per week during five-day workweeks, and 53 hours per week when they worked 6 days.
  • Kept a record of the number of days worked by its employees, but failed to keep a record of the number of hours worked, violating the FLSA’s recordkeeping provisions.

Allied Foundation Specialists will pay $682,318 in back wages to 161 employees, keep proper records and comply with all provisions of the FLSA in the future.  

Allied Foundation employs about 200 workers who perform foundation repair, house leveling, barrier root systems and sewer pipe replacements in the Houston area. 

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