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Southern MSO Ordered to Pay $79K in Back Wages

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Jan. 28, 2022—Dorsey Tire Co., an automotive and tire a multi-shop operation in South Carolina and Georgia, has been ordered to pay $79,505 in back wages for 72 workers. 

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division announced it has conducted three investigations of Dorsey Tire Co. and found the company failed to calculate overtime hours properly by not including time spent on after-hours service calls. Additionally, the employer did not include certain commission payments when calculating overtime pay due to tire technicians and sales employees.

“Employers must calculate and pay proper overtime rates, which can include earned bonuses or commissions, for each hour worked in excess of 40 hours in a work week. Not including all hours of work and commissions earned in overtime calculations denies workers the wages they have legally earned,” said Wage and Hour Division Regional Administrator Juan Coria, said in a statement. “Other employers should use the outcome of these investigations as an opportunity to review the requirements of the FLSA and ensure their pay practices comply with the law.”

In August 2021, three other South Carolina auto centers paid more than $78,000 to 34 workers as a result of overtime violations found by agency investigators.

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