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 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.
The Giants were also accused of not paying the employees overtime.
Giants spokeswoman Staci Slaughter says the team changed its clubhouse compensation system before the Labor Department inquiry. She says labor officials did not account for other sources of clubhouse employees' income, including tips and dues.
Suspects Cited In Sting
Edgar Rogelio Menrano Aparicio, of Rohnert Park
Ted Lawrence Brooks, of Santa Rosa
Adam Daniel Kime, of Fairfield
Charles Joseph Messana, of Windsor
Gerardo Daniel Contreas Medina, of Santa Rosa
Sergey Nosach, of Redwood City
Michael Allen Regan, of Santa Rosa
Jeffrey Edward Reno, of Napa
Kyle Jerry Rexford, of Santa Rosa
Jason Torres, of Rohnert Park
Robert Dale Wisterman, of Santa Rosa
Christian Robert Wolf, of Sebastopol
Dan Ybarra, of Santa Rosa
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