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CEMEX workers to recover back wages

An agreement has now been reached to settle allegations that CEMEX failed to properly pay overtime as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The U.S. Department of Labor and CEMEX have reached an agreement to settle allegations that the company failed to properly pay overtime to employees who worked more than 40 hours in a work week. CEMEX is a producer of cement, ready mix concrete and related products for building and construction projects.

The judgment in the case against CEMEX is for more than $1.5 million in overtime back wages for more than 1,700 current and former ready-mix drivers who worked in eight states, South Carolina included.

The Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division began a local investigation in Tampa, Florida, which showed overtime violations in the compensation of “pay-per-load” employees who worked more than 40 hours a week.

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis said the legal action is intended to “ensure that the company complies with federal overtime laws now and in the future.”

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