Krispy Kreme agrees to pay workers nearly $1.2 million to settle overtime violations – NBC Chicago

Donut chain Krispy Kreme will pay about $1,200,000 in back wages and damages following overtime violations found in a US Department of Labor investigation, according to a press release from officials federal.

Investigators found that Krispy Kreme failed to include monthly bonuses in some employees’ regular pay and in doing so paid overtime at rates lower than those required by the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to a press release from the Department of Labor. The DOL’s wage and hour division first began investigating a site in Louisville, Kentucky, and later found the violations were “widespread and systemic.”

Investigators then expanded the investigation to include all of the chain’s 242 U.S. locations, which include stores in Homewood, Evergreen Park, Hillside and Elk Grove Village. The chain says it will pay a total of $1,187,757 to 516 workers and has agreed to future compliance at all sites.

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