Feds: Buckhannon nonprofit violates Fair Labor Standards Act

August 12 2016
Matt Harvey

BUCKHANNON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has revoked a West Virginia nonprofit’s ability to pay less than the current federal minimum wage to workers with disabilities.

The action came after federal investigations found the organization violated provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA), according to a news release from the federal agency.

The division found that Buckhannon-Upshur Work Adjustment Center – a nonprofit community rehabilitation program – violated the FLSA when it failed to pay a valid sub-minimum wage to 12 workers with disabilities employed to do light assembly production.

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