Watermelon Wages


Three years ago a produce outfit in Knox County and its owner violated overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Now the 14 workers involved will see several thousand dollars in a settlement.

Indian Hills Produce and owner John Toth were found to be in violation since they paid those employees on a piece-rate basis and did not take into account the hours they worked.

Under an agreement those workers will be paid a total of $58,226 in back wages and liquidated damages.

Indian Hills Produce has also paid $15,400 in civil money penalties for wilful violations of the FLSA.


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