The popular professional social media networking service, LinkedIn, has recently agreed to pay almost $6 million in unpaid wages and damages to 359 current and former employees.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, an investigation found LinkedIn Corp. in violation of overtime and record-keeping rules pursuant to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). It said the violations occurred at company branches in California, Illinois, Nebraska and New York.
Federal law requires that hourly employees get paid 1.5 times their regular hourly rates for hours they work beyond 40 per week. The California based company expressed its intent to work closely with the DOL. Representatives for the company maintain that the violations stemmed from a smaller division of the company not having the right tools in place needed to track hours properly. LinkedIn further maintained that it had begun addressing the situation before the Department of Labor got involved.
LinkedIn agreed to pay the back wages once it was notified of the violation. Additionally, LinkedIn agreed to instituting steps to insure that such violations do not occur again.
If you feel that you have been denied overtime pay for the additional hours you have worked, contact a New York Employment Attorney. An experienced attorney will afford you the representation you deserve and help you to protect your rights and fight against labor violations.