A Tyrone contractor has paid more than $40,000 in back wages to five employees after violating U.S. Department of Labor laws.
An investigation by the labor department determined XOtech LLC, a federal contractor in the Fayette County hamlet, erroneously put five workers in wage categories that were lower in pay than the jobs that they performed at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany.
XOtech LLC also did not record classifications and rates of pay required for the classes of employees accurately, the labor department said.
XOtech LLC was ordered to pay $43,224 in back wages to the employees.
“Contractors and subcontractors awarded federal contracts must understand that incorrectly classifying employees can lead to numerous violations,” Eric Williams, director of the Atlanta office of the department’s Wage and Hour Division District, said in a statement.
“The U.S. Department of Labor offers employers a wide variety of tools and free prevailing wage seminars to help them understand their responsibilities,” he said.
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