Employer name: Primeforce Inc., operating as Elite Workforce Management
Investigation site: 9301 Frazier Pike
Little Rock, AR 72206
Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found the employer, Primeforce Inc. – a staffing agency operating as Elite Workforce Management – denied wages to workers by miscalculating attendance bonuses and failing to pay the correct overtime. By doing so, Primeforce paid less than time and one-half for overtime hours, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Back wages recovered: $74,642 in back wages for 628 employees
Quote: “The Wage and Hour Division is here to make sure that all workers, including those who are placed through staffing agencies, receive the wages they have earned,” said Wage Hour District Director Hanz Grünauer in Little Rock. “We provide resources for employees to understand their rights and for employers to understand their requirements under the law. We encourage all who have questions or complaints to contact us.”