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The Missouri Labor Department's Division of Labor Standards (DLS) has ordered Pacific-based Klance Staging, Inc., to pay $12,597.70 in restitution to 51 workers who were denied overtime pay, in violation of the state’s wage law. According to the DLS, an employee of the company filed a complaint after noticing his paycheck did not reflect overtime pay.
“I am expected to do the work I’ve been asked to do and my employer is supposed to pay me for that work. It’s not fair when employers do not hold up their end of the deal and I found it is also against the law," the unnamed employee said in a statement. "Thanks to the Department of Labor, I was able to get the wages I earned."
State law requires employers to pay overtime when employees work more than 40 hours in a seven day work week.
“The Missouri Department of Labor is actively enforcing the wage and hour laws. In these difficult economic times, employers are not allowed to abuse their workers by not paying them the proper wages,” said Department Director Larry Rebman.
The Division of Labor Standards investigates all wage complaints. The agency received 732 wage complaints in fiscal 2010, found 147 violations and collected more than $199,185 in restitution, the DLS said.
Klance Staging Inc. provides labor for entertainment, trade show and other events.
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