Feds: Spanish Fork clothing company violated child labor laws

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SPANISH FORK, Utah (ABC4 News) – Following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, Leggings Live – which operates as Legg A Licious has paid back $84,048 in back wages, liquidated damages, and penalties to resolve violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act at the company’s Spanish Fork facility.

According to investigators, the employer violated overtime, minimum wage, recordkeeping, child labor, and anti-retaliation provisions in the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Investigators said Leggings Live violated child labor requirements by employing minors under the required minimum age of 14 years and terminated one worker’s employment after they reported violations to the Department of Labor.

The Department of Labor said the employer also violated minimum wage requirements when they failed to pay for all the hours one employee worked during one workweek. Back wages were found due for five employees who worked more than 40 hours in some workweeks without being paid overtime.

Leggings Live paid a total of $42,560 in back wages and liquidated damages to six employees, which included $33,664 to the employee terminated in retaliation for reporting the child labor violations. In addition, the employer paid $41, 488 in civil money penalties for violating child labor violations.

The U.S. Department of Labor offers numerous resources to ensure employers have the tools they need to understand their responsibilities and to comply with federal law, such as online videos, confidential calls, or in-person visits to local Wage and House Division offices.

For more information about the FLSA and other laws enforced by the Wage and Hour Division, contact the division’s toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243). Employers who discover overtime or minimum wage violations may self-report and resolve those violations without litigation through the PAID program.  Information is also available at www.dol.gov/whd including a search tool to use if you think you may be owed back wages collected by WHD.

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