The state Labor Cabinet is suing M&M Electric and owner Mike Montgomery in an attempt to collect overtime pay it claims the company owes several workers.
Commissioner of Workplace Standards Mike Dixon filed the lawsuit last week in Boyle Circuit Court alleging M&M owes $26,662 in back overtime wages to 23 employees who worked on a project in 2006.
The complaint also asks for $26,662 in liquidated damages for the employees because M&M allegedly violated an agreement to pay the employees in a timely manner. It also requests $2,100 in fines and that a 12 percent interest rate be imposed on all awards until paid in full.
Montgomery, a former Boyle County magistrate and candidate for judge-executive, has not yet responded to the lawsuit. He did not return a phone call Tuesday seeking comment.