As a result, they often worked more than 40 hours in a week, but never received overtime pay.
Porter Ready Mix—which operates in Porter, Spring and Tomball—also failed to keep accurate records of the hours the truckers worked.
Under terms of the settlement, the company gave the drivers back overtime pay. It also agreed to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act in the future by maintaining proper records and paying overtime when due.
Note: Employers that pay piece-rate must still ensure workers receive at least minimum wage. To do so, you must track the hours the employee works. Anytime a non-works more than 40 hours in a week, you must pay overtime.