The Department of Labor found 359 LinkedIn workers were owed this sum after LinkedIn violated overtime and record keeping laws. The laws are part of the Fair Labor Standards Act and require hourly employees to earn 1.5 their rates for overtime.
The Department of Labor found the violations occurred in California, Illinois, Nebraska and New York.
LinkedIn told the Associated Press that they were already working on resolving and were "eager to work closely with the (Labor Department) to quickly and equitably rectify this situation."
"This was a function of not having the right tools in place for a small subset of our sales force to track hours properly; prior to the (Labor Department) approaching us, we had already begun to remedy this."
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