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Disney ordered to pay Florida workers $3.8 million in back wages

Posted at 4:46 PM, Mar 17, 2017

The Walt Disney Company has been ordered to pay Florida workers $3.8 million in back wages.

According to the United States Department of Labor, the back wages will be paid out to 16,339 employees of the Disney Vacation Club Management Corp. and the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S. Inc.

Disney violated minimum wage, overtime and recordkeeping provisions, according to the Labor Department.

An investigation found Disney deducted a uniform or "costume" expense that caused employees' hourly rates to fall below the federal minimum wage.

Disney is also accused of not compensating employees performing duties during both pre and post-shift periods.

The Labor Department said Disney has been very cooperative throughout the investigative process and worked with the division to ensure employees will receive the pay they earned.