Feds: Elk River Company Owes $275,000 in Back Wages
A home health care company owes nearly $275,000 to 61 employees in Elk River, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
The employees worked for Accurate Home Care which operates two residential nursing facilities in Elk River.
"The investigation determined that the company violated minimum wage regulations by requiring employees to work without pay in order to make up for hours from previous weeks," said a DOL spokesperson. "The investigation also disclosed overtime violations when licensed practical nurses were paid 'straight time' rates, without an overtime premium, for hours worked over 40 in a week."
The DOL ruled that those actions violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
"The company has agreed to comply with all areas of FLSA in the future," said the spokesperson.
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