Local tire company ordered to pay back wages and damages

Best One Tire and Service based in Monroe was investigated by the U. S. Department of Labor.

Posted: Feb 27, 2019 9:25 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - A local tire and service company is ordered to pay more than a million dollars in back wages and damages.

Best One Tire and Service based in Monroe was investigated by the U. S. Department of Labor. It was found that they violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. More than 200 stores in 24 states were found to owe employees more than $600,000 in back wages.

Prior investigations found more back wages owed as well as liquidated damages totaling more than $400,000.

Best One Tire and Service released a statement. It said in part, "Any non-compliance was unintentional and was immediately fixed. We fully cooperated with the Department of Labor, and we are committed to making Best One the best place to work.

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