Proton Power pays $143,336 in back wages to 82 employees after violations found

July 26, 2018 |

In Tennessee, the US Department of Labor states that Proton Power Inc. has paid $143,336 in back wages to 82 employees after an investigation by the Departments’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) found that the company “failed to pay employees at least the minimum wage and overtime rates at time-and-one-half for hours worked over 40 in a workweek due to missed payroll.”

The Department said that the biodiesel fuels company violated minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

“When employers fail to pay employees the wages they have legally earned, they harm employees and gain an unfair advantage over their law-abiding competitors,” said Wage and Hour Division District Director Nettie Lewis, in Nashville. “We encourage employers to contact us with any questions they may have, and to use the wide variety of tools we offer to help them understand their obligations and to comply with the law.”


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