Kinder Morgan Agrees to Settle With Employees

The Labor Department says the agreement involving more than 4,600 current and former employees settles a lawsuit the agency filed against the company and a subsidiary, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP.

The lawsuit alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act followed an investigation of eleven Kinder Morgan locations in Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, North Dakota and Texas.

Labor officials say overtime rates weren't properly calculated into bonuses, some employees weren't paid for pre-shift meetings, and workers' hours were improperly rounded to benefit the company.

The agreement awaits a judge's approval.

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