Madison Square Garden will be required to pay approximately $1.3 million in overtime pay to more than 300 security guards after a settlement was reached in Manhattan Federal Court. The decision concludes a seven-year class action lawsuit begun in 2003 by four security guards that claimed MSG failed to pay the appropriate time-and-a-half.
The lawsuit reached federal court in 2009 after MSG remained stagnant in its unwillingness to pay the security guards. As a result of the settlement, the original four security guards will divide the $1.3 million settlement with the 300 other guards, The Wall Street Journal reports.
"It is a shame, particularly in these recessionary times, that hard-working breadwinners have to sue their employers to get paid wages that federal and New York State law guarantees them," Robert A. Meister of Pedowitz & Meister, the plaintiffs' New York City attorneys, said in a statement.
In October, a similar suit was filed by security workers at a Pittsburgh casino. The case was filed by Pauline Schaefers, a former security guard at The Rivers Casino, who claimed that she, along with numerous other security guards, was not paid proper overtime wages according to the Fair Labor Standards Act, WTAE-TV reported.
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