CALL US 212-583-9500
New Jersey Gas Stations To Pay $650,000 For Minimum Wage and Overtime Violations

New Jersey Gas Stations To Pay $650,000 For Minimum Wage and Overtime Violations

  
Posted:
March 13, 2019
  
Updated On:
March 13, 2019
  
  
Blog

Five South Jersey gas stations will pay $650,000 in back wages and liquidated damages to 29 current and former employees, following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor, that found pay violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The investigation found that the gas stations paid all employees a flat monthly salary for all the hours that they worked, resulting in some employees' hourly rates falling below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. The state minimum wage in New Jersey is currently $8.85 and is expected to rise to $10.00 in July of 2019.

The gas stations’ pay practice also resulted in overtime violations when employees routinely worked more than 40 hours per workweek and were not paid correctly for their overtime hours. Both federal and state laws require that employees be paid at a rate of time-and-a-half for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. Pay practices that result in unpaid overtime include monthly or weekly salaries, day-rates, and shift-pay.

"The attendants hired to operate gas pumps and provide related customer services must be paid for all the hours that they work," said a representative of the Department of Labor. "This consent judgment sends a clear message to New Jersey gas station employers that failure to pay employees their rightfully earned wages comes at a high cost.”

No items found.
Please Share This
Related Posts
Contact us today!
How would you prefer to be contacted?

DISCLAIMER: The use of the Internet or this form for communication with Pechman Law Group PLLC or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form. Please verify that you have read the disclaimer.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!

Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form :(

Have a question? Call us! 
212-583-9500See More