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linkedinLinkedIn, the operator of an online professional network, said it will pay nearly $6 million to 359 current and former employees following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor. The agency found that LinkedIn was in violation of the overtime and record-keeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to record, account and pay for all hours worked in a workweek. Affected employees worked at the company’s facilities in California, Illinois, Nebraska and New York. When notified of the violations, LinkedIn agreed to pay all the back wages due and take proactive steps to prevent repeat violations. “This company has shown a great deal of integrity by fully cooperating with investigators and stepping up to the plate without hesitation to help make workers whole,” said David Weil, administrator of the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. Read more.

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