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Orlando, Fla.-based Memos Painting & Drywall has been ordered to pay $107,890 in back wages to 101 employees after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division. The painting and drywall contractor allegedly violated the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), according to a Department of Labor news release.

Wage and Hour Division investigators found the contractor paid employees straight-time rates for all hours they worked, violating FLSA overtime requirements. Many employees of Memo Painting & Drywall worked more than 40 hours a week but did not receive overtime pay for hours beyond the standard workweek. The company also failed to maintain accurate payroll records, a violation of the FLSA recordkeeping provision.

“Failing to pay required overtime shorts workers and puts an employer’s law-abiding competitors at an economic disadvantage,” said Wage and Hour Jacksonville, Fla., district director Daniel White. “The Jacksonville Wage and Hour Division office is available to help employers understand their obligations and avoid violations like those found in this case. We invite anyone with questions to call or visit us for assistance.”