Washington Mutual has
agreed to pay $404,981 to employees in the bank’s
call center, following a Department of Labor (DOL) investigation that accused
the bank of not paying for pre-shift work. Investigators said Washington Mutual
didn’t include all time worked when calculating regular and overtime pay for 1,350
telephone bankers. The bank also allegedly failed to keep accurate time records
for them. According to the DOL, when the pre-shift time was added in, many
employees qualified for overtime pay for the additional hours.
The HR Management & Compliance Report: How To Comply with California Wage & Hour Law, explains everything you need to know to stay in compliance with the state’s complex and ever-changing rules, laws, and regulations in this area. Coverage on bonuses, meal and rest breaks, overtime, alternative workweeks, final paychecks, and more.