Former employees accuse Orlando Magic of failing to pay overtime wages

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 17, 2018

ORLANDO — Two former employees are suing the Orlando Magic, alleging unpaid wages.

Brad Jones and John Halas filed a complaint Dec. 27 in Orange County Circuit Court against Orlando Magic, LTD, alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, in May 2017, Jones and Halas were laid off as Magic employees. The suit says during their employment, they regularly worked in excess of 40 hours per week but failed to receive overtime pay at the rate of one and one-half times their regular rate of pay as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act. 

The plaintiffs allege the Magic failed to pay overtime premiums for hours worked in excess of 40 per week, failed to maintain records of employees working hours in violation of the record keeping requirements of the FLSA and failed to compensate at a rate not less than one-half times the regular rate of pay for work performed in excess of 40 hours in a work week.

Jones and Halas seek trial by jury, recovery of all unpaid overtime compensation along with an equal amount as liquidated damages of more than $15,000, attorney fees, court costs, and all other relief the court deems proper. They are represented by attorney Jill S. Schwartz of Jill S. Schwartz & Associates, PA in Winter Park.

Orange County Circuit Court case number 17CA011151

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