Michigan-based auto dealer caught not paying minimum wage to sales team

DETROIT — Zeigler Auto Group, which has a presence in three states with headquarters in Kalamazoo, has been ordered to pay 214 employees a total of $85,111 in minimum wages and overtime back wages following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor. Federal investigators determined that the auto dealer failed to ensure its commission-based sales consultants earned a $7.25 federal minimum wage at 13 Michigan, Indiana and Illinois locations. Sites with violations included Ford, Mercedes Benz and Infiniti dealerships. Investigators noted violations involving 80 sales consultants specifical…

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