The U.S. Department of Labor says a Blacksburg day care has paid nearly $70,000 in back wages to its employees for overtime violations.
Last year, the Labor Department cited Rainbow Riders Childcare Center Inc. for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Labor Department investigators found the day care had its employees work longer than 40 hours per week, and did not pay them for doing so. Instead, Rainbow Riders used a system where employees would receive an hour of time off for every hour of overtime they accrued.
The day care paid 96 employees a total of $69,199 in back wages according to the Labor Department, and promised to comply with all federal laws in the future.