TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida supermarket must pay $198,039 in back pay and liquidated damages to 17 employees after violating minimum wage and overtime rules, according to a news release Monday from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Each worker will receive an average of $11,649.35, the Miami Herald reported.
According to the Department of Labor, El Grande paid one employee a fixed salary without regard to the number of hours worked. It caused a minimum wage violation when the salary failed to cover the employee's hours worked at the federal rate of $7.25 per hour.
El Grande also paid overtime-eligible employees straight time rates when they worked more than 40 hours per week, the agency said in its release.
Bookkeeping violations included failure to record cash payments made to workers, the department said.
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