3 Calif. Companies Owe $2M To Mexican Workers, DOL Says

Three customs warehouses in San Diego are on the hook for nearly $2 million after paying workers from Mexico below the minimum wage, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

The DOL announced Friday that an investigation found that Columbia Export Group PDSA, OMG Global Logistics and Atlas Freight Forwarding paid workers in Mexican pesos at an equivalent rate of as little as $2.50 per hour. For their violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the three companies must pay out nearly $2 million total in minimum and overtime back wages to 108 workers.

Additionally, the companies must shell out nearly $57,000 in penalties because of their “reckless disregard” of the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime requirements, according to DOL.

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