Halliburton To Pay $18M In OT To Misclassified Workers

By Ben James (September 22, 2015, 6:13 PM EDT) -- Oilfield services giant Halliburton Co. has agreed to pay $18.3 million to more than 1,000 workers around the country after U.S. Department of Labor investigators found that the company had misclassified employees as exempt from federal overtime pay requirements, the DOL said Tuesday.

The Labor Department said Halliburton incorrectly labeled 28 positions as overtime-exempt, running afoul of the Fair Labor Standards Act. (Credit: AP) Halliburton, which says it has dual headquarters in Houston and the United Arab Emirates, incorrectly labeled workers in 28 positions as overtime-exempt and ran afoul of the Fair Labor Standards Act by not properly paying those workers...

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