(Colorado Springs, CO)
Xclusive Staffing in Colorado has been nailed by the U.S. Labor Department for ripping off its workers. The investigation by the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found violations of the minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Specifically, investigators uncovered a pattern by Xclusive Staffing of failing to pay employees for time spent working prior to and after their scheduled shifts. Housekeeping staff was found to arrive early to prepare their carts and to stay late to finish cleaning a required number of rooms, without the extra time recorded or paid. The unpaid work hours resulted in both minimum wage and overtime violations. Xclusive Staffing also failed to pay employees for working through meal breaks and automatically deducted break time, regardless of whether breaks were taken. Record-keeping violations were also cited for the Xclusive’s failure to keep accurate records of hours worked by employees.
Xclusive has agreed to comply with the law in the future. Back wages and penalties have been paid in full. Civil penalties levied against the company totaled $11,440.