Insert introductory paragraph about how rampant and unchecked employee misclassification is.
Ok, now that that’s out of the way, let’s celebrate a rare and small wage recovery in Virginia. A drywall company was recently fined for improperly classifying its workers there:
Last week, the Department of Labor Wage Hour Division found that a Woodbridge, Virginia construction company misclassified employees as contractors and failed to pay overtime in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). According to a press release issued by the Department of Labor (“DOL”), employees of A&M Drywall were paid on a piece-rate basis. The company classified certain workers as independent contractors and failed to pay an overtime premium for hours worked in excess of 40 per week. These errors resulted in the company agreeing to pay $101,007 in back wages to 120 employees.
That completes your good news for the day.