Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Mercedes-Benz
Current Parent Company: 
Daimler
Penalty: 
$687,588
Year: 
2003
Date: 
April 2, 2003
Offense Group: 
employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
wage and hour violation
Secondary Offense: 
Fair Labor Standards Act
Violation Description: 

The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division and Mercedes-Benz announced that the company agreed to pay 240 workers at its Vance, Ala., plant $687,588 in back wages for the period Feb. 18, 2001 to Feb. 9, 2003. Mercedes paid the back wages as a result of a self-audit it conducted after the Wage and Hour Division brought to the company's attention allegations that it had not properly paid paint department employees for required uniform changing time.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Labor Department Wage and Hour Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Alabama
Facility City: 
Vance
HQ Country of Parent: 
Germany
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
motor vehicles
Specific Industry of Parent: 
motor vehicles
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Parent company note: 
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