Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Will Sportswriter's Overtime Suit Against Tampa Trib Die Sudden Death?

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Former Tampa Tribune sportswriter Brett McMurphy has sued the paper's parent company, seeking overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") over a two-year period.

In Brett McMurphy v. Media General Operations, Inc. (Case No. 8:2010cv00404), filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, McMurphy is seeking overtime pay for the period from Februrary 1, 2007, through October 1, 2009, his last day at the Tribune, under FLSA Cause 29:201(Denial of Overtime Compensation). McMurphy joined the Tampa paper in 1987.

McMurphy claimed the paper forced him to work more than 40 hours a week during the relevant time period.  No response as yet from the defendant.

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