FOX 13 interview with James Thompson regarding Department of Labor’s Investigation into Disney’s Back Pay Violations
James Moten Thompson was interviewed by Tampa Bay FOX 13 about Disney agreeing to pay $3.8 million in back wages to park workers to ensure compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor found that Disney would deduct a uniform expense which caused some employees’ hourly rates to fall below minimum wage. The investigation also revealed that Disney employees were not compensated for work performed before or after shifts. The Department of Labor stated that, “employers cannot make deductions that take workers below the minimum wage and must accurately track and pay for all the hours their employees work, including any time they work before or after their scheduled shifts”. Please watch the interview to hear Mr. Thompson’s advice for employees with similar issues.