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State and Federal Fines Happen Every Day
Fines against businesses by state and federal agencies are very real. Here are a handful from just one week by a single federal agency (the Department of Labor). We don't make these things up—these are from their own publications:
- The San Francisco Giants baseball team paid $544,715 in back wages and liquidated damages to 74 employees after an investigation determined that the major league club failed to properly pay the workers.
- The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio found Cascom Inc. liable for $1,474,266 in back wages and liquidated damages. According to a lawsuit filed by the DOL, approximately 250 cable installers had been misclassified as independent contractors by the Fairfield, Ohio, company.
- A Tucson, Az., car wash franchisee has paid $313,333 in back wages following an investigation by the Wage and Hour Division, which found the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage requirements. Nearly 300 current and former employees at three Octopus Car Wash locations are eligible for back pay.
- An operator of 55 Dunkin' Donuts franchise locations throughout New Jersey and Staten Island, N.Y., has agreed to pay $197,787 in back wages to 64 employees after a Wage and Hour investigation found the company did not pay store managers overtime, as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act.
- The Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio against Phil's Sales and Service LLC and shareholders Phillip Welce and Jodee Boerio. The lawsuit follows an investigation by the Wage and Hour Division, which disclosed evidence of violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime provisions. The lawsuit seeks to recover unpaid overtime compensation, as well as an equal amount in liquidated damages, for nine mechanics and/or parts department staff of the Columbiana, Ohio, company.
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