Ouch. The Giants organization is being slapped by the U. S. Labor Department for underpaying 74 mostly low-level part-time employees and will fork over $545,000 it owes them. When you bore into the details, it’s pretty unflattering for the wealthy group of folks who own the Giants.
Among the government findings: that the Giants were abusing an arrangement to pay certain employees a flat $55 for working 5.5 hours per day by having those employees work 12 to 15 hours a day. Do the math. That’s a job that looks on paper to be $10 an hour that in some cases at least pays only $3.66 an hour—barely half the $7.25 minimum wage. SF Business Times
Photo is of Tim Lincecum, who is not underpaid.