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Aug. 18, 2023, 3:55 PMUpdated: Aug. 18, 2023, 5:54 PM

USA Today Sports Editor Files Class Action for Overtime Pay (1)

Bernie Pazanowski
Bernie Pazanowski

Site editors, who maintain NFL team webpages for USA Today Sports Media Group LLC, filed a collective action against the publisher and Gannett Co. Inc. claiming that they are employees entitled to overtime pay.

The editors signed independent contractor agreements with USA Today that paid them $2,250 a month, plus small bonuses, based on metrics such as reader page views. But because the editors worked 70 hours a week, they said that their salary ranged from $6 to $12 an hour, according to the complaint filed in the US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Thursday.

The class ...

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