Summit Drywall Inc. ordered to pay $550,000 to settle federal labor lawsuit

February 21, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 21, 2014

An Issaquah drywall contractor has agreed to pay $550,000 to settle a U.S. Department of Labor lawsuit that alleged the company cheated nearly 400 workers out of overtime wages over a three-and-a-half year period.

Summit Drywall will pay $275,000 in back wages and another $275,000 in damages to workers who were illegally denied overtime compensation from October 2009 to April 2013, the labor department said Feb. 20.

About 380 current and former employees will receive money from the settlement, made final by a consent judgment in federal district court in Seattle.

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