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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:34 PM
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Redskins found by arbitrator to owe back pay to their ticket agents
Nice going, Danny-boy!!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

A private arbitrator ruled this week that Redskins ticket office employees are subject to federal overtime laws, clearing the way for 11 current and former sales agents to attempt to recoup back pay from the franchise. A private hearing on the case is scheduled for April 6.

Several Redskins sales agents filed a lawsuit against the team in 2008, and the franchise contested the suit in a private arbitration process, arguing that the employees weren't subject to overtime regulations because of a federal exemption for amusement and recreation workers.

Arbitrator Brian S. Harvey sided with the plaintiffs in his decision on Monday, describing them as "functionally with the ongoing administration of the business of the overall Redskins enterprise" and thus subject to overtime regulations.

Harvey noted that the ticket sales employees spend "significant time" in collection activities, calling ticket holders, urging them to make contractually required payments and working out payment plans -- tasks related not to football games themselves but to the team's overall business.

After a U.S. District Court in Louisiana ruled in 2008 that New Orleans Hornets employees were not exempt from overtime rules, Redskins ticket agents were switched from salaries to hourly wages with overtime. But the team declined to pay the employees for past overtime hours after the switch, prompting the lawsuit.

"Up until now it's been a question of whether these employees have been entitled to overtime," said Rockville attorney James Rubin, who is representing the agents. "That question has been put to bed. The trial now is no longer about whether they're owed; it's about how much they're owed."


Heh, Now he is screwing his employees as well!!

:rofl:

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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:57 PM
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1. I heard a story about Snyder last week that was jaw dropping
The latest is no surprise.
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 12:09 PM
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2. Sounds like really petty behavior by the team, to be so determined
to avoid paying overtime to a small number of workers...
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