X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

Following a ruling by a federal judge, kgb USA Inc., an independent provider of directory assistance and enhanced information services, is to pay $1.3 million in minimum wage compensation to 14,568 of its current and former employees throughout the country after it violated provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

These employees were hired to respond to text messages from customers and worked from home. The company has agreed to the ruling, which came following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. That investigation found kgb USA had misclassified employees as independent contractors and paid them a piece rate in accordance to the amount of text messages and inquiries they responded and ignored the number of hours worked. FLSA violations came into play when piece rate earnings did not total to at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to BenefitsPRO.com, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited BenefitsPRO.com content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical BenefitsPRO.com information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and BenefitsPRO.com events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com

Already have an account?

Dig Deeper

 

BenefitsPRO

Join BenefitsPRO

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to navigate the shifting employee benefits industry. Join BenefitsPRO.com now!

  • Unlimited access to BenefitsPRO.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on BenefitsPRO.com and ALM events.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join BenefitsPRO

Copyright © 2022 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.