The Walt Disney Co. has agreed to pay $3.8 million in back wages to Florida workers for violating minimum wage and overtime laws as part of an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor.
The federal agency said last month that the back wages will be paid to more than 16,000 workers at the Disney Vacation Club Management Corp. and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts in Florida.
The department’s Wage and Hour Division says Disney deducted uniform expenses that caused some workers’ hourly wages to fall below the federal minimum wage.
The division also says Disney didn’t pay workers for duties performed before their shifts started and after their shifts ended.
The agency says Disney cooperated with their investigation.
By law, employees must be rightfully compensated for the services and labor they provide to an employer. Even salaried workers may be entitled to overtime pay, depending on the circumstances. Our Florida Unpaid Wage & Overtime Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help you understand if you can collect any wages that you believe are owed to you.
We can help if you are seeking back pay for any of the following:
- Illegal wage deductions
- Violation of minimum wage laws
- Unpaid overtime, bonuses, and tips
- Delay in paychecks
When it comes to unpaid wages, it is best to keep a detail record of what your employer owes you. Your employer should keep their own records of hours employees worked and their wages. If your employer cannot provide these records to dispute your claims, then a court is more likely to side with the employee.
If you need help recovering unpaid wages, let our Florida Employment Lawyers at Whittel & Melton help. Your consultation with us is free and you owe us nothing unless we recover compensation on your behalf. Call us today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online.