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Fuquay-Varina company ordered to pay $38k in back wages

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A Fuquay-Varina concrete company has agreed to pay $37,783 in back wages to 12 employees after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor.

RJ Concrete, which constructs residential basements, paid its employees a fixed amount per day without accounting for overtime worked, according to an investigation by the Labor Department's Wake and Hour Division.

The company also failed to keep accurate records of the hours worked by each employee, according to the department, which said RJ Concrete simply put a check mark in its records for each day an employee worked.

The Fair Labor Standards Act requires that covered employees be paid at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25 for all hours worked, plus time and a half their regular rates for hours worked beyond 40 per week.

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Business reporter David Bracken came to the N&O in 2004. He covers commercial and residential real estate. Contact David at 919-829-4548 or e-mail him.