Halliburton Dinged|for $18.3 Million

HOUSTON (CN) – Halliburton will pay $18.3 million to 1,000 oil and gas workers it stiffed for overtime, the Department of Labor said Tuesday.
     The Department of Labor called it “one of the largest recoveries of overtime wages in recent years.”
     Halliburton misclassified 28 job descriptions as exempt from overtime, including field service representatives, pipe recovery specialists, drilling tech advisors, perforating specialists and reliability tech specialists, and also was dinged for not keeping accurate records for those workers.
     The settlement of $18,293,557 for 1,016 workers comes to $18,005 per employee.
     Halliburton has more than 70,000 employees worldwide. The settlement reveals that it stiffed about 1.3 percent of them for overtime.

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