More Accusations of Denied Overtime at Walt Disney Picutres

Disney, which was recently ordered to pay over $400,000 in back wages, has been stung with a second lawsuit that claims the denial of payment. 36 financial analysts at Walt Disney Pictures, who claim they were denied overtime wages between July 2004 and August 2010, have filed the new lawsuit.

The suit differs from many wage suits, which are often filed by blue-collar workers. The salaried analysts and contract researches " who are part of the participations, royalties and residuals department at Walt Disney Pictures " are clearly the folks who make sure the big bucks go to the big stars.

According to the Hollywood Reporter: "Lead plaintiffs Joseph Peralta and Pamela Ventura claim on behalf of the 36 salaried workers that they were inaccurately labeled as 'exempt' under California labor law and denied overtime even though they worked more than 40 hours a week. The employees, "although performing non-exempt functions for the [studio], were misclassified as exempt employees and not paid overtime compensation," according to the complaint, filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court."


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