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By Roger Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Rosauers ordered to pay workers, fines

Investigation shows company violated labor laws


August 10, 2023

COLFAX – The parent company of a local grocer will have to pay a total of $423,588 in back wages and fines for violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

The U.S. Department of Labor said an investigation into Rosauers Supermarkets Inc. found the company failed to pay overtime wages to 602 employees, including workers at stores in Colfax, Pullman and Moscow.

As a result, Spokane-based Rosauers Supermarkets Inc. has been ordered to pay $175,363 in unpaid overtime wages to affected employees. In addition, the company has been ordered to pay another $175,363 in liquidated damages to...

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