Ironic but true: LinkedIn, the professional networking company in Mountain View that is dedicated to finding jobs for people, hadn't paid some of its own employees all that they'd earned. In fact, the firm owed hundreds of former and current workers a lot of money. It has now been repaid, according to a spokesman for the firm.
Here's a story from the Associated Press:
NEW YORK (AP) — Professional networking service LinkedIn agreed to pay back nearly $6 million in unpaid wages and damages to 359 current and former employees, the Labor Department said on Monday.
The U.S. Department of Labor said an investigation found LinkedIn Corp. in violation of overtime and record-keeping rules that are part of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. It said the violations occurred at company branches in California, Illinois, Nebraska and New York.
LinkedIn said in a statement that it was "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."