Eli Industries Inc. will pay $93,400 in back wages and damages to 30 workers after the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found that the owner of the Chatsworth company did not pay overtime to employees for almost two years, it was announced Tuesday.
“Employees work hard to provide for themselves and their families,” said Kimchi Bui, district director of the division’s Los Angeles office. “Failure to pay legally required overtime hurts workers and creates a competitive disadvantage for employers who follow the law. We are committed to federal wage law enforcement, so employers cannot flout the law at the expense of workers.”
An Eli Industries representative could not immediately be reached for comment.
The Fair Labor Standards Act requires that covered employees be paid at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, as well as 1 1/2 times their regular rates for every hour worked beyond 40 per week. The law also requires employers to maintain accurate records of employees’ wages, hours and other conditions of employment.
— City News Service
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