Mar 19, 2014 11:39 AM by Bob Grotenhuis

Fort Collins nursery agrees to pay $127,000 in unpaid overtime

FORT COLLINS - Harmony Gardens Inc. has agreed to pay 72 employees $127,301 in back wages.

The decision follows an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division which found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime and record-keeping provisions.

The firm incorrectly claimed an exemption from the overtime provisions of the FLSA.

The investigation found that Harmony Gardens violated the FLSA when it paid its workers straight time for all hours worked and did not pay for hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

The company also failed to maintain accurate time and payroll records.


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