Ther Department of Labor has nailed Disney for paying employees below minimum wage. Maybe they were trying to recoup all the money they are losing on ESPN. Remember, Disney is the company that fired a large number of Americans and then forced them to train their foreign replacements. They are now fighting against Trump who wants to stop this deceptive practice.
Wait till you hear what else Disney executives was doing to their employees. Even though they are paid next to nothing, Disney makes their employees pay for costume rentals. Whoever heard of such a thing? Furthermore, they were only paid from the moment they appeared on the grounds in their costumes. And pay stopped the moment they were done. They did not get paid for the time they spent prepping for the show and getting dressed or for any of the work necessary after their appearance.
From The Daily Caller:
Some 16,339 hotel and time-share management employees will receive a portion of the near $4 million pay out. The Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division found Disney in violation of U.S. minimum wage standards, overtime compensation, and bookkeeping provisions, it reports.
Resort employees incurred a uniform, or “costume,” deduction from their paychecks, causing their hourly compensation to fall below the federal minimum wage. Disney resorts also reportedly did not pay employees for work-related activities performed before and after their designated shift. Management failed to keep any time or payroll records.
Defending the company’s practices, Disney leadership released a statement, saying: “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. We are adjusting our procedures to avoid this in the future.”