Zablocki Industries, which operates Aunt Heddy’s Bakery in Brooklyn, has agreed to pay $25,687 in back wages and interest to six employees to settle a U.S. Labor Department lawsuit. The wages cover uncompensated overtime worked between 2003 and 2005.
The agency’s investigation revealed that the company had failed to keep accurate records of and hours. Protect yourself against back-wage complaints by keeping detailed records of all pay and hours, and by forbidding hourly employees to work off-the-clock.
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