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Wednesday 17 September 2014

LinkedIn to pay employees €4.47m for wage violations

Published 05/08/2014 | 08:34

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LinkedIn have reportedly mailed the payments to the workers
LinkedIn have reportedly mailed the payments to the workers

LinkedIn have agreed to pay about $6m (€4.47m) in back overtime and damages to 359 current and former employees.

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The move comes after a US Department of Labor investigation found the online career networking company violated the country's wage law.

In a settlement announced by the Labor Department today, the networking firm will pay more than $3.3m in retroactive overtime wages and more than $2.5m in damages to workers in California, Illinois, Nebraska and New York.

LinkedIn have reportedly mailed the payments to the workers covered by the settlement.

In addition to the settlement payment, LinkedIn have been compelled by the Labor Department to train all employees that "off-the-clock work" is prohibited for all non-exempt workers.

The FLSA requires that Non-exempt workers, who are not salaried managers, are required by the FLSA to be paid the minimum hourly wage of $7.25 plus overtime pay at the minimum rate of 1.5 times the regular hourly rate for hours worked past 40 in a given work week.

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