14 Nov Wage Violations Cost Idaho Insulation Installer
Nampa, ID – G Man Insulation LLC, an insulation and drywall company will pay $272,253 in back wages, damages and penalties after WHD found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) affecting 39 employees. WHD investigators found G Man Insulation LLC paid workers either by the hour and by the day; and in both cases failed to pay overtime when employees worked more than 40 hours in a workweek. It also found the employer paid employees in cash, at straight time, for overtime hours that were not recorded in the employer’s payroll records. The company will pay $126,262 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to resolve the violations. G Man Insulation LLC has also been assessed $19,728 in civil penalties for the violations.
Here’s What You Should Know: The WHD is SERIOUS about paying workers what they are owed. The fact that the employer is paying $126,262 in liquidated damages (punishment damages) to the 39 affected employees is further proof that WHD is rewarding employees for advising when they have not been paid what they are owed. As a reminder from the WHD: “Employers who discover overtime or minimum wage violations may self-report and resolve those violations without litigation through the PAID program. Information is also available at www.dol.gov/whd including a search tool to use if you think you may be owed back wages collected by WHD.”