On April 11, the Department of Labor announced that a California provider of residential services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities has been ordered to pay $43,582 in back wages to workers for wage and hour violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In its news release, the DOL said that its investigators found violations of overtime, minimum wage, and record-keeping provisions under the FLSA. DOL found that workers did not earn overtime for working more than 40 hours in a single week, did not include shift differentials when computing the overtime rate, and made improper sleep time deductions. In addition to paying the back wages, the provider will be required to install a timekeeping system to ensure that hours worked are tracked appropriately.
ANCOR members should make sure that they understand federal wage and hour law. To help ANCOR members evaluate their current processes and ensure compliance with the FLSA, we have partnered with Gilliland, Maguire, and Harper, PC to create the Federal Wage and Hour for Private Providers: ANCOR Edition manual. This comprehensive publication is offered at a discount for ANCOR members. Additionally, ANCOR and the law firm have entered into an agreement to provide up to three hours of legal consulting on labor issues exclusively for ANCOR members. To get more information on that agreement, contact Katherine Berland at [email protected].