U.S. says Walt Disney subsidiaries to pay $3.8 million in back wages

U.S. says Walt Disney subsidiaries to pay $3.8 million in back wages

(Reuters) – Two Florida subsidiaries of Walt Disney Co have agreed to provide $3.8 million in back wages to comply with federal law, the U.S. Labor Department said on Friday.

The wages will be paid to 16,339 employees at the two units — Disney Vacation Club Management Corp & Walt Disney Parks & Resorts U.S. Inc — after U.S. officials found violations regarding minimum wage, overtime & record-keeping, the department said.

"The Department of Labor has identified a group of cast members who may have performed work outside of their scheduled shift, & we will be providing a one-time payment to resolve this," a Walt Disney World Resort spokeswoman told Reuters.

p>Disney's Parks & Resorts unit operates its parks & resorts around the globe, including the Florida-based Walt Disney World Resort.

"We are adjusting our procedures to avoid this in the future," the spokeswoman said in an email.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey in Washington & Aishwarya Venugopal in Bengaluru; editing by Diane Craft & Maju Samuel)

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Source: “Reuters”

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