Christmas Light Co. Is A Scrooge To Workers, DOL Says

Law360, Houston (November 27, 2012, 6:42 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Labor sued a Dallas-based holiday display business Monday in Texas federal court, alleging the company paid more than 200 employees substandard wages and cheated them out of overtime compensation.

Federal regulators say that for nearly three years, The Christmas Light Co. Inc. paid its 233 employees less than minimum wage and routinely forced them to work in excess of 40 hours per week while denying overtime wages, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

“As a result of the violations of...
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Case Information

Case Title

Harris v. The Christmas Light Company, Inc. et al

Case Number



Texas Northern

Nature of Suit

Labor: Fair Standards


Barbara M.G. Lynn

Date Filed

November 26, 2012

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