Knoxville, Tenn., security guard firm owes back wages

A Knoxville, TN company that provides security guard services for coal mines and plants agreed to pay more than $60,000 in back wages to 34 security guards following a U.S. Department of Labor investigation, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel. Custom Security Solutions Inc. will pay $62,038 in back wages to the guards as a result of the probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division, which found the employees were improperly classified as independent contractors and denied minimum wage and overtime wages due under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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