A directory assistance and enhanced information company with a headquarters in Hanover Township PA, has violated federal minimum wage standards since 2009, a federal judge ruled last week.

New York-based KGB USA Inc. was ordered to pay $1.3 million to nearly 15,000 current and former employees, the U.S. Department of Labor announced this morning in a news release.

The company’s business process outsourcing headquarters is at 3864 Courtney St. in Hanover Township, according to the company’s website. That address is cited in  giving the court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania jurisdiction in the case, according to court papers.

U.S. District Judge James Knoll Gardner said in a Feb. 7 consent decree that the company misclassified home workers, who were hired to respond to text messages from customers, as independent contractors, the Labor Department reports. The workers were paid a piece rate instead of $7.25 an hour, an investigation of the department’s Wage and Hour Division revealed…

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