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WV coal mine operator ordered to pay nearly $1.5 million in back wages, damages in district court ruling

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PRINCETON, W.Va.  — A company that operates coal mines in Southern West Virginia has been ordered in a U.S. District Court ruling to pay a total of almost $1.5 million in back wages and damages for violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found that Princeton-based XMV Inc. — which operates three underground coal mines — violated the overtime provisions of the act, according to a release from the department.

XMV will be required to pay $717,514 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 214 employees.

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