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Autoshop owner sued after dumping 500 pounds of pennies on ex-employee's driveway - Erie News Now

Autoshop owner sued after dumping 500 pounds of pennies on ex-employee's driveway - Erie News Now
By Ramishah Maruf, CNN Business

The US Department of Labor filed a lawsuit late last month against a Georgia auto repair shop for violating federal labor law, after its owner retaliated against a former employee who contacted the agency when he didn't receive his final paycheck.Flaten quit his job at A OK after an argument with his boss and contacted the Labor Department last January to say he was owed $915."By law, worker engagement with the US Department of Labor is protected activity.The Labor Department is seeking $36,971 in back wages and damages on behalf of multiple employees including Flaten.

Miles Walker, the owner of A OK Walker Autoworks in Peachtree City, did eventually get the final wage to Andreas Flaten — by dumping 91,500 oil-covered pennies in his driveway."How can you make this guy realize what a disgusting example of a human being he is," the lawsuit claimed Walker said.

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