Topgolf paid 5 Fishers workers no OT, 250 others: Dept. of Labor

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 Topgolf paid 5 Fishers workers no OT, 250 others: Dept.  of Labor

Five Topgolf employees in Fishers are among the company’s more than 250 employees nationwide who, according to the Department of Labor, are entitled to overtime pay for having been given bogus supervisory titles.

The DOL claims Topgolf has withdrawn $ 750,063 in wages arrears from 255 employees in 25 states.

The event sales managers and event sales consultants were given “hollow” supervisor titles who paid a salary plus commission after 40 hours in a work week with no overtime bonus, a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the DOL said.

The investigation began with the discovery of violations at Loudon, Virginia, Topgolf.

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The department found that five workers in Fisher’s overtime owed $ 18,850.67. Five employees at Topgolf near Cincinnati, Ohio owe $ 16,057.81, the DOL said.

“Employers cannot circumvent state overtime requirements by simply giving an employee the title of manager,” said Betty Campbell, regional administrator for Southwest Labor Wages and Hours, in a press release. “This case should serve as a clear warning and encourage other employers to review their wage practices.”

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Topgolf is part of the Topgolf Entertainment Group, a sports and entertainment company with offices in the USA, Great Britain, Australia, Germany, Mexico and the United Arab Emirates. The Dallas-based company operates in 31 states.

Topgolf in Fishers opened on 116th Street off Interstate 69 in 2017.

A company representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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