Forced labor is an issue that has been raised in the United States and around the world for years, but it has not yet received as much attention as it does in Texas.
While some employers and workers have faced the issue of forced labor as a way to make a profit, other companies have been accused of forcing their employees to work unpaid overtime and pay overtime.
In some cases, they have been found to be violating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
As of April 25, 2017, Texas had approximately 1,800 cases of forced overtime, according to the Texas Department of Labor.
Of the 1,801 cases, 2,868 were related to unpaid overtime.
Of those, 532 were employees working for a company that had a franchise, 1,816 were employees of a public or private employer and 1,731 were non-exempt employees.
The largest employer in the state of Texas was a construction company that was investigated by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
The company had more than 30 employees working in the construction industry and one was a contractor.
The company, which is owned by the same family that owns the Texas Rangers baseball team, had the highest percentage of workers in the labor force.
The company was accused of paying its workers to work more than 60 hours per week, as opposed to the minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.
The investigation resulted in the company paying an overtime payment of $1,096.25, according the Texas Commission on Human Rights.
However, the company was able to avoid paying overtime for the entire year, and the court found that the employer did not violate the FLSA.
“The company failed to meet the statutory requirements to prevent an employee from working overtime, or to pay the employee for overtime work not performed,” the court ruled.
The court noted that “the company paid the worker for overtime that did not occur.”
According to the court, the investigation revealed that the company had employees working “for as little as $3.75 per hour, on average, for the past 12 months, without any indication that they had to do so.”
The company has been fined $3,700 by the court and is still on the hook for a fine of $500.
The ruling comes after a lawsuit was filed by the United Auto Workers union against the Texas construction company, according a report from Fox News.
The Texas Department for Insurance and Regulation (TDIR) confirmed to Fox News that the TDIR had received the complaint.
The TDIR, a state agency, investigates and takes enforcement action against employers that violate the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).
TDIR has the authority to fine employers for violating the law.
TDIR’s Wage and Hour Division investigates and makes enforcement action, but does not prosecute the employers that are found responsible.
The EEOC has also filed a lawsuit against the construction company.
The case is currently being reviewed by the Texas Civil Rights Commission, according an EEOC spokesperson.