The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires time and a half to be paid for all hours worked over 40 in a week. All Temporaries Midwest, an employment placement agency for nursing homes, assisted living, and home health care based in Minneapolis, found this out the hard way.
The U.S. Department of Labor conducted an investigation into All Temporaries Midwest’s employment practices. The DOL alleged the company violated the FLSA when it failed to pay enough overtime to employees who worked more than 40 hours in a workweek.
According to federal investigators, All Temporaries Midwest would pay workers time and a half when they exceeded 40 hours in a week, but only up to 47 hours. Once an employee reached the 47 hour mark, the pay reverted to straight time.
After seeing the investigation findings, All Temporaries Midwest chose to settle the dispute. The company will pay 92 registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants $401,384.00 in back wages and penalties. Moving forward, All Temporaries Midwest agreed to pay the proper amount of overtime.
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