The owners of 11 New York City dollar stores will pay more than $485,000 to settle complaints they violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by paying workers less than minimum wage, and failing to pay time-and-a-half for overtime hours.
The settlement ends a 2009 suit brought by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division against the stores, which are owned and predominantly staffed by Pakistani-Americans. The stores concerning the settlement are located in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens.
The attorneys at Egan Young have helped workers recover millions of dollars in unpaid overtime compensation. If you are a non-salaried and non-exempt employee, the FLSA mandates that all hours worked over forty (40) hours in any given work week shall be compensated at a rate of one and one half times the workers regular hourly rate.
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