The US Department of Labor is suing a Georgia auto shop owner after he dumped 91,500 pennies on an ex-worker’s driveway.
The worker, Andreas Flaten, called the Department of Labor about a $915 check that was owed to him after he had stopped working at A-OK Walker Autoworks in Peachtree City, Georgia.
Miles Walker, the shop owner, claimed in the lawsuit that the check was prepared, but was never mailed.
Flatten says Walker retaliated against him by dumping oil-soaked pennies on his driveway with a derogatory note.
The lawsuit against Walker and his business also claims he failed to pay legally required overtime rates and to keep adequate and accurate records of employees’ pay rates and work hours.
The Department of Labor is seeking $36,971 in back wages and damages for at least eight employees including Flaten.