DOL helps more than 5,300 Pennsylvania and West Virginia oil and gas workers recover $4.5M in back wages for unpaid overtime
12/09/2014 01:00 PM EST
Thousands of workers employed by contractors engaged in natural gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania and West Virginia are putting in a fair day’s work but not receiving a fair day’s pay. An ongoing multiyear enforcement initiative conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division offices in Wilkes-Barre and Pittsburgh from 2012 to 2014 found significant violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act which resulted in employers agreeing to pay $4,498,547 in back wages to 5,310 employees. Wage and Hour Division investigators attribute the labor violations in part to the industry’s structure.
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