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Jacksonville business to repay $19,000 in back wages

Posted October 1, 2012 11:01 a.m. EDT

— A Jacksonville body shop will pay employees more than $19,000 in back wages following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division.

The investigation found that Brynn Marr Body Shop incorrectly classified some employees as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime requirements. As a result, employees were paid normal rates for time over 40 hours a week, rather than one and a half times their regular rate, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Labor said.

The body shop will pay 15 employees a total of $19,174 in back wages.

“The back wages paid in this case should serve as notice to other employers who may be paying in the same manner that they too should come into compliance immediately," said Richard Blaylock, director of the Wage and Hour Division's Raleigh office.

The spokesman said Brynn Marr Body Shop agreed to correct the issues found in the investigation and to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act in the future.