The Company dubbed the world’s most boring social network recently agreed to pay almost $6 million in fines to settle claims that it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
LinkedIn will pay about $3.3 million in unpaid wages and $2.5 million in liquidated damages, affecting 359 current or former workers in New York, Nebraska, Illinois, and LinkedIn’s home state of California to settle claims that it violated the Act’s overtime and recordkeeping provisions.
Interestingly, it appears that when confronted with the violations by the U.S. Department of Labor, rather than fighting the allegations, LinkedIn conceded that it was at fault, agreed to pay all the overtime back wages due and take proactive steps to prevent repeat violations.
A press release from the DOL can be found here. LinkedIn issued a statement claiming that the problem “was a function of not having the right tools in place for some employees and their managers to track hours properly; prior to the Labor Department approaching us, we had already begun to remedy this. LinkedIn has made every effort possible to ensure each impacted employee has been made whole.”