Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
DirecTV
Current Parent Company: 
AT&T
Penalty: 
$395,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
October 22, 2015
Primary Offense: 
wage and hour violation
Secondary Offense: 
Fair Labor Standards Act
Violation Description: 

An investigation by the Wage and Hour Division found DirecTV, and Kent, Washington-based installation subcontractor Lantern Light Corp., doing business as Advanced Information Systems, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping provisions. Investigators found that DirecTV and Advance Information Systems paid employees on a piece-rate basis, which resulted in their hourly rates falling below the federal minimum wage.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Labor Department Wage and Hour Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Washington
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Texas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
Specific Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
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Parent company note: 
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