ALBANY, NY – A federal investigation has recovered $178,372 in again wages and damages for eight staff employed by the proprietor and operator of a fuel station, comfort retailer and Subway franchise in New York who denied them their legally earned minimal and time beyond regulation wages.
The U.S. Division of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division discovered Shreeji 121 Inc., doing enterprise as Down City Mini Mart and Subway, and homeowners Dipakkumar Kapadia and Archanaben Kapadia, didn’t pay seven staff their regular rates of pay for hours over 40 in a workweek. The employers additionally didn’t maintain information of hours labored and worker pay.
Shreeji 121 Inc. additionally operates Archdeep 2 LLC doing enterprise as Subway in Newburgh, One Flight Up Lounge Inc. doing enterprise as Deep Worldwide in Beacon and A&A Bensenville Mart LLC doing enterprise as Bensenville Gulf in Bensenville, Illinois.
The division additionally realized the employer didn’t pay minimal wage and time beyond regulation to at least one worker in Illinois.
The division recovered $89,186 in again wages and an equal quantity in liquidated damages for the affected staff to resolve the employer’s violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimal wage and time beyond regulation provisions. The division assessed $5,320 in civil cash penalties for the willful nature of the violations.
“The U.S. Division of Labor is dedicated to safeguarding the rights of staff and ensuring they obtain all of their rightfully earned wages,” mentioned Wage and Hour Division District Director Jay Rosenblum in Albany, New York. “The Wage and Hour Division encourages staff and employers to contact us for assist understanding their rights and obligations below the regulation.”
The FLSA requires that the majority staff within the U.S. be paid at the very least the federal minimum wage for all hours labored and overtime pay at not lower than time and one-half the required charge of pay for all hours labored over 40 in a workweek.
Learn more about the Wage and Hour Division, together with a search tool to make use of in case you assume you could be owed again wages collected by the division. Employers and staff can name the division confidentially with questions, no matter the place they’re from. The division can converse with callers in additional than 200 languages by means of the company’s toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243). Obtain the company’s new Timesheet App for iOS and Android units in English or Spanish to make sure hours and pay are correct.