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Company owes back wages after misclassifying traveling workers

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The Pennsylvania Department of Labor (DOL) has ordered Lebanon-based Pennsylvania Counseling Services (PCS) to pay $196,477 in back wages to 203 mobile employees who were improperly classified as exempt from overtime.

The employees include social workers, family-based counselors, mobile therapists and outpatient services staff in Adams, Berks, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties. DOL found that PCS did not pay the workers for hours spent writing reports, traveling between assignments or attending office meetings, resulting in overtime violations.

The company also failed to keep accurate records of hours worked for each employee, the department found.

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