Employer:                                          Timberline Construction Group LLC

                                                            9000 Philips Highway

                                                            Jacksonville, FL 32256


Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found the employer wrongly classified workers as exempt from overtime. By doing so, they failed to pay employees the time-and-a-half overtime premium due for hours over 40 in a workweek, a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. 

Back wages recovered for workers:   $108,127 for 21 employees.                                               

Quote: “Employees who are classified as non-exempt and work more than 40 hours in a workweek, must be paid additional compensation. The employer reviewed its pay practices and agreed to future compliance. The division encourages all employers to use this example to ensure compliance with the law,” said Wage and Hour Division District Director Wildalí De Jesús in Orlando, Florida. “The Wage and Hour Division provides resources to employers and employees to help understand their responsibilities and rights under the law.”

Background: Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Timberline Construction Group LLC is a commercial construction company that provides site development, directional drilling, manufactured housing, as well as disaster response and community housing services. The company employs more than 200 people in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Texas and West Virginia.

Employers can contact the Wage and Hour Division at its toll-free number, 1-866-4-US-WAGE. Learn more about the Wage and Hour Division, including numerous online resources for employers, such as a fact sheet on overtime pay requirements of the FLSA. Additional guidance on recovery work associated with natural disasters can be found on this compliance assistance toolkit.

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