December 18, 2020

Indiana RV Company Withheld Overtime Pay Says Federal Investigation

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Indiana RV Company Withheld Overtime Pay Says Federal Investigation

Indiana RV Company Withheld Overtime Pay Says Federal Investigation

An RV company in Indiana will pay employees more than $100,000 in overtime wages it withheld.

That’s following a U.S. Department of Labor investigation at Travel Lite Incorporated’s New Paris and Syracuse, Indiana, production facilities.

Investigators say the company violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act when it told 25 salaried workers they were exempt from receiving overtime. It also paid more than 100 hourly production workers flat rates for each day, regardless of the number of hours worked that week. 

Patricia Lewis, U.S. DOL wage and hour division district director, said she encourages employers to contact her office in Indianapolis to avoid similar overtime violations in the future.

Contact reporter Justin at jhicks@wvpe.org or follow him on Twitter at @Hicks_JustinM.

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