SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal officials say the San Francisco Giants have paid nearly $545,000 in back wages and damages to dozens of clubhouse and administrative employees for violations of minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping laws.
The U.S. Department of Labor announced the figure on Thursday. According to labor officials, 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.
They were also allegedly not paid for overtime.
Giants' spokeswoman Staci Slaughter said the team changed its clubhouse compensation system before the labor department inquiry. She said labor officials did not account for other sources of clubhouse employees' income, including tips and dues.