Puerto Rico To Pay Corrections Workers $35M In Back Wages

Law360, San Francisco (April 12, 2013, 9:28 PM EDT) -- Puerto Rico will pay $35 million in back wages to nearly 4,500 of the country's current and former Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation employees who claim they weren't paid adequately for overtime hours they've worked since November 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Friday.

The settlement caps an investigation by the DOL's Wage and Hour Division, which discovered that Puerto Rico had violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime and record-keeping requirements by failing to pay 4,490 Corrections workers for overtime, according to a...
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