Houston Company to Pay $1.1 Million in Back Wages

According to Secretary of Labor, after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor, a Houston based company agreed to pay over $1.1 million in back pay and promised to properly compensate employees for overtime wages in the future.

The FLSA requires that covered employees be paid at least the federal minimum wage for all hours worked, plus time and one-half their regular rates of pay for hours worked more than 40 per week, unless otherwise exempt. Employers must also maintain accurate time and payroll records. The FLSA provides an exemption from both minimum wage and overtime pay for bona fide executive, administrative, professional and outside sales employees. To qualify for exemption, employees generally must meet certain job duty and salary tests.