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

Published: 2:10 AM, March 18, 2017
Updated: 5:00 AM, March 18, 2017

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 and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S. Inc -- after U.S. officials found violations regarding minimum wage, overtime and 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, and we will be providing a one-time payment to resolve this," a Walt Disney World Resort spokeswoman told Reuters.

Disney's Parks and Resorts unit operates its parks and 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. REUTERS