Humana pays 17 workers $128k for violating overtime rules

Humana paid $128,422 in back wages to 17 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found the health insurer violated overtime and recordkeeping regulations, the government said July 9.

Federal investigators found Humana failed to pay employees of its grievance and appeal division for work they performed after their shifts ended. Overtime and recordkeeping violations occurred when employees worked 40-plus hours a week and the post-shift time remained uncompensated and incorrectly recorded, investigators said.

"The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to ensuring that employees receive the wages they have legally earned for all the hours they have worked," said Wage and Hour Division District Director Karen Garnett. "We encourage employers to contact us with any questions they may have, and to use the wide variety of tools we offer to help them understand their obligations and to comply with the law."

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