A. Samoa phone provider to pay OT back wages


An investigation by the Wage and Hour Division found that the American Samoa Telecommunication Authority failed to pay $26,836 in overtime to 36 workers employed in Tafuna and other remote offices for a period of two years beginning in Feb. 7, 2012. ASTCA also failed to pay 62 workers for an additional 10,031 overtime hours. These hours will be added to the employees’ comp-time leave accounts for their future use.

“We will continue to work with representatives from the American Samoa government to improve their understanding of federal labor laws while addressing any deficiencies in the manner in which overtime is accrued and paid,” said Terence Trotter, the division’s district director in Hawaii. (PR)

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