STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – A Michigan residential care facility will pay $173,787 in back wages and liquidated damages to 52 current and former employees for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Integrated Living of Sterling Heights was ordered to pay the amount after an investigation by the
U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division revealed it violated the FLSA.
Investigators determined the company paid its hourly home managers a reduced rate when they worked more than 50 hours in a week.
Managers were paid their normal hourly rate for working 50 hours a week, but were paid a lower rate when exceeding those hours.
This resulted in the managers receiving overtime rates lower than those required by law.