DOL Recovers $4.5M In Wages For Pa., W.Va. Gas Workers

Law360, New York (December 10, 2014, 12:03 PM EST) -- After a two-year investigation, the U.S. Department of Labor recovered about $4.5 million in back wages for more than 5,000 oil and natural gas extraction workers who were denied overtime pay in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, the agency announced on Tuesday.

The DOL's Wage and Hour Division conducted its investigation of dozens of contractors and subcontractors from 2012 to 2014 in the Marcellus Shale region that spans both Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and found "significant" violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The agency said that the investigation that led to the recovery of $4.5 million for 5,310 employees revealed an...

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