Federal judge orders local security company to pay $150K in back wages, damages

A local security company specializing in providing security for film projects is paying up more than $150,000 to settle a complaint from the U.S. Labor Department, which was ordered by a federal judge.

It claimed C&C Security Inc., also known as Cast and Crew Security, did not pay workers the legally required overtime pay rate.

The Labor Department’s investigation found that the company failed to pay security guards for television and film productions such as “predator,” “Soul Surfer,” “Hawaii Five-0” and “The Descendants” the legally required time-and-a-half rates.

The employer also paid a number of guards on a salary basis and incorrectly considered them “exempt” from overtime requirements.

The money from the company will go to its workers.

KHON2 reached out to the company for comment, but have yet to hear back.

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