Feds Sue Radio Company Over Alleged Labor Violations
November 26, 2012 at 4:39 AM (PT)
WYOMING and SOUTH DAKOTA radio broadcasting company MT. RUSHMORE BROADCASTING has been sued by the federal government for alleged labor violations, reports the CASPER STAR-TRIBUNE.
The suit by the Department of Labor alleges that the company paid less than minimum wage and did not pay overtime, and failed to keep adequate records. Six former employees are listed in the suit.
Company Pres. JAN CHARLES GRAY told the paper that the suit "is bogus and unfortunate. The accusations themselves are not accurate, [coming] from disgruntled former employees, some of whom are convicted felons.” He also said that the suit is "an unconstitutional action by the Department of Labor to target small business" because the company, he said, is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act.