NLRB settlement distributes more than $300,000 to unlawfully discharged Texas workers
Posted February 14, 2012
In a settlement with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), a Texas scaffolding company has agreed to pay $323,116 in backpay, per diem, and interest to 73 former employees who were discharged in violation of federal labor law.
The agreement, signed February 3, also requires the company to expunge its records of the discharges and send written notification of the action to the employees.
The settlement follows an NLRB decision in March 2011 that found the company unlawfully discharged employees in retaliation for their participation in a peaceful work stoppage. The board later denied the employer’s motion for reconsideration.
The employer provided records to the NLRB regional office so that backpay could be calculated. The records also established that the job for which the employees were hired had concluded in May 2008 and the discriminatees were, therefore, not entitled to reinstatement with the company.
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