- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Oil and gas service provider Halliburton will pay 27 Wyoming residents $506,000 as part of a settlement after the U.S. Department of Labor found they weren’t paid overtime.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1NNLoNm ) that the Wyoming payout is part of an overall $18.3 million settlement. Across the country, more than 1,000 employees will receive recovered wages ranging between $960 and $53,000 a person.

Federal investigators say Halliburton incorrectly categorized employees in 29 job positions as exempt from overtime.

A Halliburton spokeswoman says the company found the discrepancy during a self-audit and that they have worked with the labor department to resolve the issue.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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