appalachian security
bill bixby

Pikeville, KY

#1 Sep 13, 2011
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Pikeville, KY

#2 Sep 14, 2011
Appalachian Security paying 44 coal mine guards $118,000 in back wages after U.S. Dept of Labor inquiry


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U.S. Dept of Labor news release

PIKEVILLE, Ky.– The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $118,465 in back wages for 44 security guards of Appalachian Security Inc., following an investigation that found the employees had been improperly classified as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime pay provisions, and thereby denied proper compensation for all hours of their work.

Appalachian Security Inc. provides guard services to coal mines and businesses in eastern Kentucky and West Virginia. The company has agreed to complete all back wage payments directly to the affected employees.

“A job must clearly meet the salary and duty requirements outlined in the FLSA in order to qualify as exempt from overtime compensation, and management cannot make deals with employees to circumvent the law. The Labor Department vigorously enforces these rules to be sure there is a level playing field for companies that follow the rules,” said Karen Garnett, director of the department’s Wage and Hour Division district office in Louisville.

An investigation conducted by the Wage and Hour Division found that the company improperly classified several guards as salaried-exempt from the FLSA, when in fact these employees were paid on an hourly basis and their wages did not meet the overtime exemption requirements of the FLSA. In addition, the company was found to have entered into illegal agreements with some of its guards to pay them straight-time wages for all hours worked, instead of time and one-half their regular rates of pay for hours exceeding 40 per workweek, as required under the FLSA.

The company agreed to pay all back wages due the affected employees, and also committed to maintaining future compliance by ensuring all employees are properly classified and compensated for their full work periods, in accordance with the FLSA.

The FLSA requires that covered employees be paid at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25 for all hours worked plus time and one-half their regular rates of pay, including commissions, bonuses and incentive pay, for hours worked beyond 40 per week. Employers must also maintain accurate time and payroll records.
Rent a Cops

Winchester, KY

#3 Sep 14, 2011
I kinda figured it was a minimum wage job..do you get fries with that....
Earnest T

Ashburn, VA

#4 Sep 14, 2011
I always wanted me a uniform.
see

Eau Claire, WI

#5 May 6, 2012
Rent a Cops wrote:
I kinda figured it was a minimum wage job..do you get fries with that....
Cops start out at minimum wage too sir
MORE MONEY PLEASE

Nicholasville, KY

#6 May 6, 2012
Everybody, no matter what kind of work they're in, is underpaid.
rent a cop

Jackson, KY

#7 Jun 11, 2012
a job is a job at least they pay their taxes thats more than i can say for people drawing ssi that has never paid any thing in and has teir whole family drawing it and furthur more i don't appreciate anybody calling them rent a cops god did not make you people any diffrent look in the mirror before you call people names (Georgetown).
rent a cop

Jackson, KY

#8 Jun 11, 2012
Rent a Cops wrote:
I kinda figured it was a minimum wage job..do you get fries with that....
as i recall the bible says they are only one judge and you are not it so until you pay their wages don't think you are any better than anybody working minimum wage so thank you mr my shit don't stink.
APPALACHIAN SECURITY SUCK

Pikeville, KY

#9 Nov 15, 2012
THIS IS ONE DIRTY BUNCH. THEY GET GET RICH OFF THEIR EMPLOYEES AND TREAT THEM LIKE SHIT THEY MAKE THEM DO A HELL OF A LOT MORE THAN GUARD A SITE FOR WHAT LITTLE THEY MAKE AND THEY NEVER STAND UP FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES WHEN THEY ARE PICKED ON OR UNDERMINED BY MINERS THIS IS ONE HEARTLESS BUNCH OF PEOPLE THEY ALSO HAVE A OIL CHANGE BUISENESS CLOSE TO WALTERS FORD STAY AWAY FROM THIS BUNCH UNLESS YOU WANT SCREWED
Your swallowing mother

Winchester, KY

#10 Jan 15, 2013
APPALACHIAN SECURITY SUCK wrote:
THIS IS ONE DIRTY BUNCH. THEY GET GET RICH OFF THEIR EMPLOYEES AND TREAT THEM LIKE SHIT THEY MAKE THEM DO A HELL OF A LOT MORE THAN GUARD A SITE FOR WHAT LITTLE THEY MAKE AND THEY NEVER STAND UP FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES WHEN THEY ARE PICKED ON OR UNDERMINED BY MINERS THIS IS ONE HEARTLESS BUNCH OF PEOPLE THEY ALSO HAVE A OIL CHANGE BUISENESS CLOSE TO WALTERS FORD STAY AWAY FROM THIS BUNCH UNLESS YOU WANT SCREWED
You're probably just pissed because you got fired, youdumbass.
Ike Godsey

United States

#11 Jan 15, 2013
I have toe maters on sale at the store 5 for a $1.00 while they last. Fresh Eggs $.49 per dozen. New Perfume from Chicago $1.25 fro the big 10 ounce bottle. Squirrel $.17 per pound.. Come on down!
security guard

Pineville, WV

#13 Apr 6, 2013
I use to work with them on Bolt Mt. We did more then security work and if we didnt they could fire us.We had to do more then our job we had to do their job as well and that was to cut grass,paint the buildings and wash floor and walls to the boss liking..Work over time you got the same pay no vacations.Work 4-12 hrs shifts and one 6 hr.Workers was treated unfairly and worked way to hard to keep the job but we have to do what we have to do...
Been There- Done That

Staffordsville, KY

#14 May 12, 2014
Earnest T wrote:
I always wanted me a uniform.
It is a minimum wage job, and with this company, and working at mines, uniforms not required,, I guess because they're dirty places, just id..
And I always got paid if I worked overtime or a holiday!
old timer

Pikeville, KY

#15 May 12, 2014
Yep don't vote for brain Morris he owns app security and is a crook.
LOL

Chattanooga, TN

#16 Nov 6, 2014
Your swallowing mother wrote:
<quoted text>
You're probably just pissed because you got fired, youdumbass.
Yeah, with a class action lawsuit and four other employees suing that crooked company, he/she is just mad. Try getting a lawyer against TMK/Appalachian Security. I've talked to six and they're already representing a client against them
Stan

Martin, KY

#17 Nov 6, 2014
LOL wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, with a class action lawsuit and four other employees suing that crooked company, he/she is just mad. Try getting a lawyer against TMK/Appalachian Security. I've talked to six and they're already representing a client against them
Are they still being sued? I thought the matter was long over?
e skeens

Pikeville, KY

#18 May 9, 2015
ok people geting on here talking about brain morris he is a good man i have knowed him for a long time now he is about the only damn man in pikeville well do a good job so don't get on here talking about people when you may be doing the same damn thing
Work

United States

#19 Jun 16, 2015
Rent a Cops wrote:
I kinda figured it was a minimum wage job..do you get fries with that....
I work for them now been here over a year I get more than minimum wage it's a job an pay days always on time.. Brian Morris is a great guy to work for
scottiehuff

United States

#20 Dec 5, 2015
I worked for them years ago for bout 5 yrs and they paid me straight time for overtime pay am I able to collect my money now that the robbed me from?
No no no

Ransom, KY

#21 Dec 5, 2015
scottiehuff wrote:
I worked for them years ago for bout 5 yrs and they paid me straight time for overtime pay am I able to collect my money now that the robbed me from?
Sorry Pal!

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