Labor Dept. Pays $7M To Resolve Union OT Saga

Law360, Boston (August 12, 2016, 6:35 PM EDT) -- The federal agency that enforces the nation's wage laws has agreed to pay $7 million to settle longtime claims that it failed to pay overtime to thousands of its own employees, the American Federation of Government Employees Local 12 said Friday.

The U.S. Department of Labor's settlement resolves allegations dating to 2006, when the AFGE first filed the grievance. The dispute had been in arbitration when it settled.

"This is the agency that goes around fining all the private employers for doing the same thing that it just ended up paying $7 million to make go away," said the union's attorney...

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