Boss Sued For Almost $37K After He Paid Worker With A Massive Pile Of Oil-Soaked Pennies

  • A Georgia auto repair shop owner is being sued by the US Department of Labor after dumping over 90,000 oil-covered pennies — with a note that read “f*** you” — in the middle of his former employee’s driveway.
  • The department is seeking $36,971 from the auto repair shop A OK Walker Autoworks and its owner Miles Walker for back wages and other damages after investigators found the owner had retaliated against the worker after he resigned.
  • “If I’ve done my math correctly, 91,515 pennies should come out to be about – at two and a half grams each – about 504lbs,” Mr. Flaten informed Fox 5.

Shweta Sharma from The Independent writes:

“A Georgia auto repair shop owner has been sued after he dumped more than 90,000 oil-covered pennies in a former employee’s driveway last year in a bitter pay dispute after the employee resigned.

The US Department of Labour has filed a federal complaint against auto repair shop A OK Walker Autoworks and its owner Miles Walker for allegedly violating retaliation prohibition and overtime laws.

The department is seeking $36,971 (£27,351) in back wages and other damages after investigators found that the owner retaliated against the employee after he resigned.

The complaint comes months after employee Andreas Flaten, from Fayetteville, Georgia, went public with his allegations that Mr Walker dumped grease-covered pennies on his driveway as his last pay stub along with a note that read “f*** you” placed on top.

Mr Flaten had resigned in November 2020 but did not receive his final pay cheque of $915 (£677) until nearly four months later…”

See full story here.



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