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Retail company to pay $63,568 in back wages, damages

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Prime Retail Management Group Inc.., operator of two Beach Bums clothing stores in Myrtle Beach, will pay $63,568 in back wages and liquidated damages to 41 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation.

The investigation by the labor department’s Wage and Hour division found that Prime Retail Management Group violated recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to a news release. The employer failed to pay employees overtime and to maintain accurate time and payroll records.

“Employers must pay employees the wages they have legally earned for all the hours they have worked,” said Jamie Benefiel, Wage and Hour division district director in Columbia. “Other employers should take this as an opportunity to review their own pay practices to ensure that they are complying with the law.”

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