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DOL investigation reveals OT violations in San Angelo

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On Sept. 4, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that a San Angelo geological services company has paid $270,950 in overtime back wages to 70 current and former employees.

The DOL claims that an investigation by its Wage and Hour Division in San Antonio revealed that between April 2007 and April 2009, Geosite Inc. did not pay overtime to its employees.

According to Cynthia Watson, the Wage and Hour Division’s Southwest regional administrator, “Some employees worked as many as 85 hours in a workweek without receiving overtime wages.”

The DOL reports that Geosite, which does business in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico, cooperated with the investigation and has fully paid the back wages.

Final note:
Just like the EEOC, the DOL is stepping up enforcement. Take a close look at your wage-and-hour policies to make sure they’re up-to-date. The previous administration might have ignored minor violations, but that’s just not the case now.

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