As detailed in this article, The National Department of Labor has found that Linkedin violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA establishes that when working over forty hours per week, nonexempt workers are to be paid overtime at 1.5 their hourly rate.
359 current and former employees of Linkedin will share the estimated $6 million settlement reached between the company and its workers. Linkedin will also provide training to all employees that off the clock work is prohibited for non-exempt employees.
Administrator for the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division stated that Linkedin has, “shown a great deal of integrity by fully cooperating with investigators and stepping up to the plate without hesitation to help make workers whole.”
Vice President of Corporate Communications for Linkedin, “This was a function of not having the right tools in place for a small subset of our sales force to track hours properly.”
If you or someone you know thinks they have not received overtime wages, the team at Radford & Keebaugh can help. Contact us by phone at (678) 369-3609 or use our contact form.