Carrollton company pays $226k in back wages

CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) – Federal labor officials say they've recovered more than $226,000 in back wages for people who worked on federally-funded school construction projects in west Georgia. Department of Labor spokesman Michael D'Aquino Monday said they found Southeastern Painting Contractors, Inc. violated minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, among other offenses. Officials say the Carrollton-based company misclassified 67 workers as independent contractors and didn't' pay them overtime compensation, but paid them their regular wages instead. D'Aquino says employees were also paid lower hourly wages than what they should have received by contract.
Officials say the company has paid back wages and has agreed to comply with federal labor laws in the future. A call to the company was not answered Monday. © 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


More Local

High dollar politics

It is impossible to imagine George Washington spending the bulk of his presidency headlining congressional fundraisers. The Founders never a ... Read More


Health care boosting Coweta's economic outlook

Coweta County has taken the lead as the strongest job market in the Three Rivers region over the past year with an employment gain of 8.1 pe ... Read More


Two injured in rollover accident

Two teenage girls were injured and transported to the hospital after their vehicle overturned multiple times on Highway 154 Thursday. About ... Read More


Suspicious van harbors harmless investigator

A number of SummerGrove residents recently noticed a suspicious man who was allegedly watching children in their neighborhood from a gray va ... Read More


Downtown cleanup Saturday

Operation Cleanup, a trash pickup project for the back streets of downtown Newnan, will be held Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. Everyone is invit ... Read More

New retail bakery coming to Newnan

Your Chef to Go Inc. will be expanding their catering business to include a retail bakery, as the Newnan City Council approved its rezoning ... Read More