A South Florida beauty supply store chain shorted workers $53,000 in pay, Labor says

Jan. 18—A chain of beauty supply stores in Miami-Dade and Broward owes $53,841 in back pay to employees after the U.S. Department of Labor says the company used cash pay to hide that they didn’t pay earned overtime pay.

Classy Beauty Supply, the parent company of Classy Girl Beauty Supply stores in North Miami Beach, Miramar, Fort Lauderdale and Margate, owes that money to 10 employees, $5,384.10 per worker.

Labor said Wage and Hour Division investigators found once some employees exceeded 40 hours per work week, Classy Girl paid them their remaining hours in cash at straight time instead

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Buy now, pay whenever? Lockdown lift for online shopping loans

By Nikhil Nainan

(Reuters) – Browsing online during lockdown, Jessica Friend spotted a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses she liked, but the price tag made the 30-year-old Ohio resident think twice.

What persuaded her to click ‘buy’, Friend said, was the short-term credit offered by Afterpay, which split the $260 payment into four interest-free instalments.

Afterpay is among a handful of alternative credit firms which offer small loans, mostly to online shoppers, and make their money by charging merchants a 4%-6% commission.

These buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) firms have benefited from a shift to online shopping during the coronavirus crisis in countries including

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