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Georgia employer facing Labor Dept lawsuit after paying departing staffer in pennies
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The U.S. Labor Department said this week it is suing a Georgia auto-repair shop owner who allegedly paid a departing employee with more than 91,000 pennies.
"This is my final paycheck. Nine-hundred-fifteen dollars in pennies," Andreas Flaten, a Fayetteville resident and former employee of A OK Walker Autoworks in Peachtree City, previously told FOX 5 of Atlanta.
The Labor Department's suit names as a defendant business owner Miles Walker, who is alleged to have retaliated against Flaten amid a dispute over his final paycheck, the report said.
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According to the complaint, Flaten resigned from the auto shop in November 2020 and Walker did not issue him a final check.
Flaten told local station WGCL-TV that Walker promised him the $915 by January 2021, but the money never came.