LinkedIn Made to Pay $6 Million to Underpaid Employees
Kyle Williams / 2 years ago
Big blow for LinkedIn this week as the social network is forced by the US Department of Labor to pay a total of $6 million back to its employees that have been underpaid. linkedIn have been found guilty of breaking federal wage laws in several states across the USA. California, Illinois, Nebraska and New York were the states where LinkedIn have been found guilty. Very naughty indeed, LinkedIn have received some positives from this though, the company was praised on how honest it was with the courts during the process. LinkedIn admitted that did owe employees money and agreed to pay every cent back and would ensure that something like this never happens again, at least they’re paying it back without arguing about it.
The pay back is split into two sections, $3 million back in unpaid wages and over $2.5 million back in damages to 359 people including former employees and employees who are still working at LinkedIn.
“Talent is LinkedIn’s number one priority, so of course, we were eager to work closely with the Dept. of Labor to quickly and equitably rectify this situation,” a spokesperson for LinkedIn said to CNET. “This was a function of not having the right tools in place for a small subset of our sales force to track hours properly; prior to the DoL approaching us, we had already begun to remedy this.”
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