Aspen companies pay up after wage investigation

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) The Aspen Skiing Co. and numerous other businesses in the Aspen-area hospitality industry have paid more than $500,000 to settle federal violations related to minimum wage and overtime compensation for employees.

Ski company spokesman Jeff Hanle says the U.S. Department of Labor fined the ski company more than $100,000 for wage violations that affected about 300 employees. Hanle says a federal audit revealed that calculations the company used for overtime pay were out of federal compliance.

According to the Aspen Daily News, the labor department contacted 45 local service industry businesses in 2013 about potential violations. A total of $500,000 in back wages has been paid to more than 1,000 workers, not counting penalties.

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