Wolfforth Company Ordered to Pay Employee Paid Sick Leave
West Texas Paving, a road construction company based in Wolfforth, Texas, is being told by the U.S. Department of Labor to pay one employee back wages.
According to a press release, West Texas Paving must pay the employee $1,200 worth of wages for failing to provide paid sick leave under provisions in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
The worker was apparently ordered by healthcare providers to self-quarantine after coming down with Coronavirus-like symptoms, but was not given any paid sick leave for being unable to work.
Investigators with the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division say that West Texas Paving has fully cooperated with their investigation and agreed to pay the employee $15 an hour for 80 hours worth of leave.