Riverton motel owners ordered to pay $189,466 to three employees

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Owners of the Super 8 and Motel 6 in Riverton, Sunil and Parul Patel, have been ordered to pay $189,466 to three employees for federal wage violations. An investigation by the U.S Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) found the employer violated overtime and minimum wage provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 

The Patels reportedly paid front desk clerks flat weekly rates that averaged between $2.00 and $5.15 per hour when divided out by the number of hours worked. They also “failed to keep records of the actual hours worked by the clerks and initially produced false records to WHD, before admitting to fabricating the records. WHD has investigated the employer four times previously,” according to the release shared by the U.S. Department of Labor. 

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