Sprint Call Center Workers Win Back Wages

Law360, New York (May 21, 2009, 12:00 AM ET) -- Sprint Nextel Corp. is reportedly set to fork over nearly $260,000 in back wages to more than 1,000 employees in addition to a $120,000 fine to the government for allegedly failing to pay overtime wages to workers at one of its call centers.

The payout comes after a federal labor investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor, which announced the penalties Thursday, the Associated Press reported.

According to the Labor Department, Sprint violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay overtime to employees...
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