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Tempe contractor ordered to pay $2.6M for unpaid overtime

The U.S. Labor Department is trying for workers of a Tempe-based contractor who could also be owed overtime pay.

PHOENIX — The U.S. Labor Department is trying for present and former employees of a Tempe-based development contractor that allegedly withheld overtime wages and falsified time information.

A federal decide in Arizona has not too long ago authorised a judgment towards Valley Wide Plastering Construction Inc. that requires the company to pay $2.6 million to employees who’re owed overtime pay.

Between 2015 and 2022, the contractor allegedly failed to correctly pay overtime wages and failed to protect sure timekeeping information, courtroom information present.

“(Employees) were regularly deprived of overtime wages due to the alteration of time records and lack of documentation of hours worked,” courtroom information state.

The Labor Department stated Valley Wide Plastering could also be topic to further courtroom actions and penalties in the event that they fail to pay overtime wages.

Anybody who believes they’re entitled to a portion of the settlement can contact the Labor Department at 602-407-5323.

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