State accounting firm resolves feds' labor lawsuit
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. -- A Bluefield accounting firm accused of federal labor violations has agreed to pay six workers more than $11,000 in back wages.
The U.S. Department of Labor says Raymond A. Froy Jr. CPA, PC, and its president. Raymond A. Froy Jr., also agreed to pay the workers $6,000 in damages.
The agreement announced Tuesday resolves a lawsuit that the federal agency had filed against the firm.
The lawsuit alleged that the firm paid tax preparers straight-time wages for all hours worked, instead of time and one-half for overtime hours. Two employees weren't paid at least minimum wage.
The lawsuit also alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act's recordkeeping provisions.