Drywall contractor can’t spackle over FLSA violations

The U.S. Department of Labor has sued drywall contractor West Coast Drywall & Company in Riverside, Calif., alleging the firm failed to pay its drywall hangers and painters for all the overtime they worked. Additionally, the suit alleges managers told workers to falsify time cards.

This is not the first time West Coast has tangled with the DOL’s WHD. In 2012, WHD found the company had failed to pay proper overtime to 101 workers. West Coast paid $9,115 to settle those charges.

WHD is seeking a judgment ordering the company to pay the overtime back wages due and an additional, equal amount of damages to the workers.