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State accounting firm resolves feds' labor lawsuit

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. -- A Bluefield accounting firm accused of federal labor violations has agreed to pay six workers more than $11,000 in back wages.

The U.S. Department of Labor says Raymond A. Froy Jr. CPA, PC, and its president. Raymond A. Froy Jr., also agreed to pay the workers $6,000 in damages.

The agreement announced Tuesday resolves a lawsuit that the federal agency had filed against the firm.

The lawsuit alleged that the firm paid tax preparers straight-time wages for all hours worked, instead of time and one-half for overtime hours. Two employees weren't paid at least minimum wage.

The lawsuit also alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act's recordkeeping provisions.




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