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Dow Chemical pays $861,647 in overtime for employee training

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The U.S. Labor Department has announced that Dow Chemical of Freeport paid $861,647 in back wages to 648 operating engineers as a result of a federal investigation.

Cynthia Watson, the Wage and Hour Division’s regional administrator in the Southwest said Dow Chemical “failed to compensate employees for hours spent studying during mandatory training.”

The Labor Department discovered Dow Chemical’s violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) following a two-year investigation conducted between 2005 and 2007.

The FLSA requires training to be counted as working time unless it’s outside normal hours, is voluntary, is not job-related and no other work is concurrently performed.

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