Careerbuilder Pays $524K in DoL OT Settlement

February 7, 2006 ( - Online recruiting site has agreed to pay $524,216 as part of an out-of-court settlement of allegations the company improperly classified certain employees as overtime exempt.

According to a US Department of Labor (DoL) news release , the settlement covers 677 workers.

The DoL alleged that violations occurred when, because of the misclassification of employees, the company failed to compensate those workers at time and one-half their normal pay rate, including commissions, for hours worked over 40 in a single workweek. The department’s investigation covered a two-year period beginning January 2003 through January 2005.

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay covered, non-exempt workers one-and-one-half times their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a single workweek and to maintain accurate employment records.