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Honolulu flooring company fined for violating labor laws


A Hawaiʻi flooring contractor violated labor laws and owes over $100,000 in fines and backwages.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found that employees of Vladimir’s Marble & Granite Inc. in Honolulu were not paid for overtime.

The employer misclassified some employees as independent contractors — preventing them from receiving overtime pay for working over 40 hours a week.

Vladimir’s Marble & Granite Inc. owes over $100,000 in back wages and liquidated damages. The company must pay an additional civil money penalty of about $5,000.

Zoe Dym was a news producer at Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
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