Former Employees Suing Orlando Magic for Failure to Pay Overtime

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

The two men 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, the men 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 two men 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.

The two men are hoping to recover 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.

Federal law mandates that employees who have worked over 40 hours in a week must be paid one and a half times their normal pay rate. While there are exceptions to this law, employers often misunderstand or misapply the rules at the employee’s expense. If you are not being paid for overtime hours that you work, your employer may be violating the Fair Labor Standard Act. If this is the case, you may be entitled to the back pay owed to you as well as an additional amount of liquidated damages and attorney’s fees.

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