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DOL Seeks $1M In Back Pay From Kinder Morgan

Law360 (February 10, 2011, 6:29 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Labor has accused Kinder Morgan Inc. of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay more than $1 million in overtime compensation to thousands of current and former employees of the energy company.

Since February 2009, Kinder Morgan and its subsidiary Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP have improperly calculated overtime pay for approximately 4,500 nonexempt workers, according to a complaint filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

"There is no excuse for denying workers...
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