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Indianapolis security company to reimburse thousands in arrears after failing to pay overtime to employees for two and a half years



Indianapolis, Indiana – After neglecting to pay overtime for almost two years, a security company located in Indianapolis will have to reimburse thousands of dollars in unpaid wages to many employees.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Labor declared that between January 8, 2021, and November 18, 2022, Protection Plus Inc. and its proprietor, Raymond Stanley, neglected to compensate 31 workers for overtime.

Protection Plus offers hospital and event protection in addition to traffic management and airport security for Indianapolis.

Department of Labor investigators found that during the nearly two-year period, “Protection Plus didn’t pay required overtime rates to some employees.” When the company did pay, the DOL says they failed to accurately calculate overtime when “employees received two or more rates of pay for different jobs performed in the same work week.”

Additionally, the business misrecorded wages.

Employers are required by the Fair Labor Standards Act to provide time and half of their usual compensation to employees who work more than 40 hours in a workweek.

Protection Plus and Stanley were forced to pay $28,334 in liquidated damages to its employees as well as back payments after the investigation. In addition, they were mandated to pay $27,597 for deliberately breaking the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The Department of Labor has already looked into the corporation for similar behavior.

The company was ordered to pay $185,459 in back payments to 215 employees in June 2022 for overtime violations, as well as $69,540 for breaking federal rules. In addition, in 2018, the company paid $25,000 in civil fines and $98,949 in back wages for overtime.

Over the past five years, Protection Plus has had to spend $434,789 in total to reimburse employees and pay government fines.