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Staffing buyer Sports Direct to pay $1.3 million in back pay

UK-based sporting goods retailer Sports Direct will pay £1 million (US$1.3 million) in back wages to thousands of contingent warehouse workers, The Guardian newspaper reported [1]. Sports Direct is also facing fines of up to £2 million (US$2.6 million) for underpaying workers. The company had come under fire [2] for treatment of contingent workers at warehouses in the UK and had been the subject of a Parliament report.