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Feds: Humana Owes $1 Million In Back Wages

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Humana Inc. has agreed to pay more than $1 million in back wages to 2,510 employees in connection with allegations that it violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, officials say.[@@]

Humana, Louisville, Ky., failed to record employees’ time properly or compensate them for time worked off the clock, according to officials with the Wage and Hour Division at the U.S. Department of Labor.

Division investigators looked at customer service and claims specialists working in call centers in Cincinnati, Louisville and Green Bay, Wis., between February 2003 and February 2005. Many of those employees did not receive pay for working overtime, officials say.

The FLSA requires employers to maintain accurate records of employees’ hours and wages and to pay many employees an overtime rate equal to 150% of their regular rates of pay when those employees work more than 40 hours in a work week.


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