Wage and Hour Claims in New HampshireAugust 13, 2015
Wage and Hour Claims in New Hampshire
Wage and hour claims in New Hampshire can and do result in Orders against companies that fail to pay wages owed. In the case of Kevin Corriveau Painting Inc., also known as Corriveau Contracting, the United States Department of Labor ordered the executives to pay $427,300 to 157 employees who were denied overtime and minimum wage payments. The three defendants also were ordered to pay $62,700 in civil penalties.
The Order arises from a federal lawsuit that the Department of Labor filed agains the executives alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. One worker who, the Order determined was retaliated against, will receive $10,000 in compensatory and punitive damages. The order also requires that the executives hire, for at least three years, a qualified, independent monitor to review records, inspect working conditions, and interview employees confidentiality. This monitor is to report the Department of Labor regarding the defendants’ compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act.
“Underpaying employees not only penalizes workers economically, it also undercuts law-abiding employers who pay their workers a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work” said Daniel Cronin, the Wage and Hour District Director in Manchester New Hampshire.
Source: Union Leader, August 4, 2015
If you feel your employer has failed to pay wages legally owed, it may be time to call an experienced employment attorney.