Giants pay back wages, damages
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants paid nearly $545,000 in back wages and damages to 74 clubhouse and administrative employees for violations of minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping laws, federal officials said.
Investigators found clubhouse employees were working more hours than were recorded, but receiving only a flat pay rate that amounted to less than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, the U.S. Department of Labor said. The Giants were also accused of not paying employees overtime.
The alleged violations occurred over a three-year period, according to the Labor Department.
Giants spokeswoman Staci Slaughter said the team changed its clubhouse compensation system before the Labor Department’s inquiry.