Share →

A general store in Kennebunk has paid more than $92,000 in back wages and damages to 69 employees for failing to properly pay overtime wages, according to federal employment officials.

An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found that H.B. Provisions, a store in Lower Village Kennebunk, violated the Fair Labor Standards Act when it paid workers straight-time rates in cash and off the books for hours worked beyond 40 in a week, the department announced Wednesday.

Employers are required by law to pay for overtime hours at one and a half employees’ regular pay rate.

Source: Kennebunk store fined for failing to pay overtime, violating federal labor laws – Portland Press Herald