By WMBF News Staff five, 2019 at 12:11 PM EST – Updated March 5 at four:56 PM
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A Myrtle Beach roofing corporation is set to pay $156,346 in lower back wages to dozens of personnel for violating overtime and report-preserving provisions the Fair Labor Standards Act, in keeping with a new launch from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Investigators say they determined Monarch Co., working as Monarch Roofing, incorrectly categorized 81 salaried personnel as exempt from beyond regular time, paying them flat salaries without regard to the number of hours they labored. According to the discharge, the exercise resulted in extra time violations. The personnel worked more significantly than 40 hours in a workweek; however, they were now not paid beyond regular time.
The U.S. Department of Labor said the business didn’t pay three hourly employees extra half-time when they worked extra than forty hours in an apiece week. According to the release, Monarch Co. Also did no longer consist of personnel’ non-discretionary bonuses after they did calculate and pay additional time. Investigators say aside from these quantities resulted within the organization paying extra time at costs lower than the ones required by way of regulation. The agency also did not hold time information for salaried people, resulting in reports keeping violations below the Fair Labor Standards Act, the discharge states.
Monarch Co. Launched a statement on the Department of Labor’s findings:
The Department of Labor report is accurate while reporting that we unknowingly violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. However, no consequences or fines had been filed, merely the promise to pay returned wages. This never is a lawsuit. In the investigation, we offered the payroll structure that we believed to encompass overtime. However, the Department of Labor disagreed. The DOL reclassified our personnel, ensuing in the returned wages. We have given that adapted the tips of the DOL to be compliant. At Monarch Roofing, we’re devoted to having a super employment culture and playing a massive role as a steward to our network.
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