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The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.
Many were clubhouse workers the agency said were paid at a daily rate of $55 but who sometimes worked so many hours that they got less than minimum wage and no overtime.
Not to defend the cheapskate owners, but don't the clubhouse workers also get tipped by the players, extremely well tipped in some cases?
Yes. When I saw the headline elsewhere, I figured these were front-office unpaid interns, not clubhouse guys. With all the cash flying around ML clubhouses, I'm kind of surprised that clubhouse guys would invite the scrutiny that this type of thing might attract.
AROM Posted: October 25, 2013 at 08:08 AM (#4583168)
In related news, the wage and hour division is investigating the Astros for minimum wage violations to their players.
The unpaid interns are a ticking time bomb. They usually meet the definition of an employee.
Can't believe it took 'til post 9 for an Astros joke.
Why is everyone assuming this issue is with the major league club? There are also people employed in the clubhouse at the minor league level, extended spring training, etc., where the players are not wealthy enough to be throwing around obscenely large tips. TFA specifically says minor league operations is one of the things under investigation.
Won't San Francicso's far-left political culture have a field day with this?
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