Water reclamation company to pay $1.1 million in back wages after missed payrolls

Sept. 26, 2023
The U.S. Department of Labor recovered more than $1.1 million from the water reclamation company in back wages for 238 employees.

An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division has discovered that Water Energy Services LLC failed to make payroll on two occasions in 2022 and 2023. The department recovered more than $1.1 million from the water reclamation company in back wages for 238 employees. According to the DOL, the missed payrolls caused minimum wage and overtime violations.

In a recent quote, Wage and Hour Division District Director Cynthia Ramos said, “Workers in the oil and gas industry make essential contributions to our region’s economy and its ability to grow. Federal law requires that employees are paid all their rightfully earned wages and benefits. Our investigation has helped us recover wages owed to Water Energy Services’ employees for their hard work.”

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