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McKesson Self-Reported $1.6 Million in Back Pay Errors to Federal Government

A subsidiary of Irving-based McKesson Corp. self-reported violations for 515 employees and will pay $1,650,452 in back wages and benefits for employees in Colorado and Tennessee. The issue was reported by the Department of Labor late last week.

McKesson Specialty Distribution LLC, which distributes the federally funded Vaccines for Children program, reported the infraction to the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, who confirmed it. Employees working on a federal contract with the Centers for Disease Control were not paid correct overtime rates or appropriate fringe benefits.

“McKesson Specialty Distribution made every effort to correct violations once they identified their errors,” said Wage and Hour Division District Director Nettie Lewis, in Nashville, Tennessee via release. “The U.S. Department of Labor encourages all employers to review their pay practices and contact the Wage and Hour Division for compliance assistance. We stand ready to provide the tools, guidance and information employers need to understand and uphold their legal responsibilities.”

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