Disney to Pay $3.8M in Back Wages to Florida Workers

March 21, 2017

The Walt Disney Co. has agreed to pay $3.8 million in back wages to Florida workers for violating minimum wage and overtime rules as part of an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor.

The federal agency said Friday that the back wages will be paid to more than 16,000 workers at the Disney Vacation Club Management Corp. and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts in Florida.

The department’s Wage and Hour Division says Disney deducted uniform expenses that caused some workers’ hourly wages to fall below the federal minimum wage.

The division also says Disney didn’t pay workers for duties performed before their shifts started and after their shifts ended.

The agency says Disney cooperated with their investigation.

A Disney spokeswoman didn’t respond immediately to an email seeking comment.

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  • March 21, 2017 at 1:36 pm
    agent007 says:
    @Interested Buyer, the main uniforms that Disney makes the employees purchase I'm sure are the ones such as food workers, and cleanup crews and ticket takers/line watchers, et... read more
  • March 21, 2017 at 11:03 am
    Interested Buyer says:
    You mean to tell me those employees have to pay to wear those uniforms?? seriously??? I would want my money back.
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