6 More Landscape Companies Nailed On Overtime Pay

One Massachusetts company to pay more than $57,000 … five others cited for more than $11,000.

A Quincy, MA, landscaping company has agreed to pay more than $57,000 to resolve allegations that it failed to pay proper overtime to employees. Additionally, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office has cited five other landscaping companies for wage and hour violations this year totaling more than $11,000.

“Wage theft is prevalent in many sectors, especially among vulnerable workers,” said Attorney General Maura Healey. “Landscaping workers are seasonal employees with fluctuating schedules at multiple jobsites, which make them more susceptible to wage theft. We will scrutinize employers who don’t play by the rules and continue our efforts to ensure workers get the wages they are owed.”

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Back in September, the AG’s Fair Labor Division was tipped off by employees complaining they were owed overtime pay. That’s all it takes to spark an investigation. If you think you could get away with cheating your employees, think again.