The U.S. Department of Labor (USDL) recently completed the investigation of an Indianapolis based building contractor.

J.L. Building Solutions (JLBS) Construction must pay $98,236 in overtime back wages to 112 of their employees. This comes after an investigation by the USDL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) found that the employer violated overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

JLBS failed to pay their employees overtime at the regular time-and-one-half rates when they worked over a 40 hour work week. Instead, JLBS paid straight time rates regardless of the hours the employees had worked.

“Often times our investigators find that employers believe they are correctly compensating employees based on false information and pay practices in certain industries that are illegal. In this case, the company took immediate action to fix its pay practices,” commented WHD District Director Patricia Lewis in Indianapolis. “We encourage employers to contact the Wage and Hour Division for assistance to ensure they understand their obligations under the law, and to make use of the many tools we provide to help them.”

To remedy the situation, JLBS will pay all the back wages. They have also hired a human resources officer to make sure the company complies with future wage laws.

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