Massachusetts Attorney General: Paying Overtime Is Not Optional

  • Massachusetts AG Maura Healey reached a settlement with utility service provider Omark Inc. to resolve allegations that it failed to pay overtime to its employees in violation of Massachusetts wage and hour laws.
  • According to the AG’s office, Omark failed to pay time and a half for hours worked in excess of 40 hours to certain employees, some of whom were working more than 80 hours a week on job sites impacted by the six-month long gas worker’s union lockout at National Grid.
  • Under the terms of the settlement, Omark will pay nearly $187,000 in restitution and penalties.