Boston jeweler pays back wages after US inquiry
Historic Shreve’s agrees to $15,000 in compensation
Shreve, Crump & Low has agreed to pay 12 employees about $15,000 in back wages following a federal investigation into the Boston jeweler’s pay practices. The Department of Labor launched an inquiry into the historic business after current and former workers accused Shreve’s of failing to pay overtime and reneging on promised commissions. “Shreve’s has settled all outstanding issues with the Department of Labor,” said David Walker, who bought the company out of bankruptcy in 2006.