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LinkedIn busted over worker pay, pays $6 million

Original post made on Aug 5, 2014

The booming Mountain View company that helps people find jobs has been ordered by the United States Labor Department to pay nearly $6 million in damages and unpaid overtime wages to 359 employees.

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Posted by Scott Lamb
a resident of Monta Loma
on Aug 5, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Scott Lamb is a registered user.

Wow, a $2.5 million fine! That'll really teach that $25 billion company to change their business practices! Way to go, California!

Posted by Linda Curtis
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Aug 5, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Paying workers fairly contributes to our economy as workers can buy what they need with less scrimping.

Posted by dollarbin
a resident of Monta Loma
on Aug 6, 2014 at 9:28 am

dollarbin is a registered user.

I guess it takes lots of extra employee hours to generate skill endorsements from clueless contacts that I've never directly worked with and who have no idea what I do.

Posted by gummybutt
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Aug 6, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Linkedin and facebook are rotten companies and they are worse than NSA on many aspects. They are run by rotten crooks at every level (yes, you employees at these companies too) and I have no respect for these companies that run on the socializing theme. I simply can't wait for these companies to vanish out of this world.

Posted by On-call pay too
a resident of Monta Loma
on Aug 6, 2014 at 4:47 pm

Even if you are at home and waiting for a call to do work for your company, that is also considered as being time worked.

Posted by @Scott Lamb
a resident of Gemello
on Aug 15, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Why are you blaming California? This was "United States Labor Department" and affected employees in 4 states. California didn't have anything to do with it.