Monday, January 28, 2013
A Manhattan sportswear company will pay more than $97,000 in back wages to 133 workers.
The U.S. Department of Labor said in a news release Monday that It's Greek To Me Inc., which operates as GTM Sportswear in Manhattan, violated federal labor laws by not paying sales associates overtime when they worked more than 40 hours a week.
GTM paid the employees straight salaries, regardless of how many hours they worked at its headquarters in Manhattan. Investigators also determined the company did not keep proper records of the hours the employees worked.
The labor department says the company classified the employees as exempt from overtime but they did not meet the criteria necessary to be exempt.
The company agreed to pay a total of $97,762.