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Unpaid Overtime and Penalties Cost NJ Company Over $711,000

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A federal court ordered an electrical, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning company and its co-managers to pay over $711,000 to 89 workers who were denied overtime wages.

In addition to unpaid wages, FTR Electrical Mechanical Contractors, Inc., based in Union, New Jersey, was charged with over $16,000 in civil money penalties and interest for willful violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, a Department of Labor (DOL) announcement stated Wednesday.

The DOL said that during an investigation by the department’s Wage and Hour Division, it was found that the company and its co-managers deliberately denied overtime pay to the workers, who were electricians, electrician helpers, and HVAC technicians. The defendants were charged for the following:

  • Paid straight-time for hours worked over 40 each week.
  • Required employees to work off the clock and did not pay them accordingly.
  • Required employees to clock in, but directed them not to clock out when they finished working. 
  • Paid employees for a maximum of eight hours each workday, regardless of how many hours they actually worked.
  • Failed to maintain accurate records of employees’ hours worked and total wages paid.

Employees who are treated unfairly, are underpaid or are working under conditions that are illegal need a legal advocate. Employees who need skilled legal representation can contact the New Jersey employment lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. Call 856-245-5737 or fill out an online form to schedule a free consultation today. Located in Philadelphia and Pennsauken, New Jersey, the firm serves clients throughout South Jersey, including Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, Marlton, Moorestown, and Mount Laurel.

 

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