Workplace issues: Aguado Stone Inc. cited for FLSA violations
- Houston Examiners
Georgetown-based Aguado Stone Inc. today agreed to pay $193,554 in overtime back wages to 108 current and former quarry workers, following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division that found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Cynthia Watson, regional administrator for the Wage and Hour Division in the Southwest said, “This case represents yet another example of how the Labor Department is helping those workers who are most vulnerable. Aguado Stone failed to pay proper overtime compensation to its employees, many of whom do not speak English and who were working up to 100 hours in a week. That practice is illegal, and we will not tolerate it.”
Numerous interviews conducted by bilingual investigators from the Wage and Hour Division’s San Antonio District Office determined that the company had failed to pay employees time and one-half their regular rates of pay for hours worked over 40 in a week, and to maintain accurate time and pay records. (click on link to read full story)
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