Lafayette hotel ordered to pay thousands in back pay to employees

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, a recent investigation found the Quality Inn on South Street was paying its workers under the table in some cases.

Posted: Apr. 24, 2019 5:55 AM
Updated: Apr. 24, 2019 5:35 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A Lafayette hotel is being ordered to pay more than $16,000 in back wages to employees.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, a recent investigation found the Quality Inn on South Street was paying its workers under the table in some cases. Specifically, they would use cash to pay unlogged overtime at straight rates, rather than the time-and-a-half required by Indiana law.

In a statement, the head of the Wage and Hour District in Indianapolis says the case shows "employers who fail to accurately pay their employees will be held accountable."

The $16,000 payout is going to a total of 34 employees.

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