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Disney Will Pay Back A Lot Of Money To Over 16,000 Employees

More than 16,000 employees will receive back wages that, in all, total millions of dollars.
Posted at 4:12 PM, Mar 18, 2017

Disney is in some trouble with the U.S. Department of Labor.

Two Disney-affiliated resorts in Florida deducted money from employee paychecks for uniform or "costume" expenses. But those deductions caused some workers' hourly rates to fall below the federal minimum wage.

Now the parks have to pay a total of $3.8 million in back wages to more than 16,000 employees.

The two resorts also didn't pay employees for work done outside their assigned shift hours or keep track of required payroll records.

Apparently these problems aren't uncommon. Last year, Life Time Fitness had to pay back almost $1 million in wages to some 15,000 employees after deducting money for uniforms.

An official with the Labor Department hopes the Disney cases set an example for other employers that might be violating labor laws.