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Corpus Christi Citgo workers to be paid for briefing time

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Workers at Citgo’s Corpus Christi plant will receive a little more pay following a U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation of the oil company’s shift-change policy.

At the end of their shift, employees are required to brief workers arriving for the next shift, a process that can take up to a half hour. Citgo had required workers to clock out before briefing the next shift. Investigators said that violated the Fair Labor Standards Act because the workers were required to remain onsite and perform work that benefitted Citgo.

In many cases, the additional time meant the workers were entitled to overtime pay. Citgo’s failure to pay the overtime and record the time worked were also FLSA violations. Investigators concluded Citgo owed 239 workers $460,853 in unpaid wages.

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