Coal Miners Dig For Unpaid Overtime In BHP Dispute

Law360, New York (July 20, 2009, 4:44 PM EDT) -- More than 150 coal miners at a New Mexico unit of BHP Billiton Ltd. have accused the company of willfully failing to pay the employees for time they spend at the beginning and end of their shifts receiving safety instructions and other information from the plant's management.

The complaint — filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico — claims that BHP Navajo Coal Co. and San Juan Coal Co. both neglected to pay the miners wages for the extra time...
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