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Another overtime lawsuit: Ex-Montgomery Advertiser SE sues Gannett

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Baron Scicluna, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member


    David Johnson is suing Gannett accusing his bosses of forcing him to deny comp time and overtime to his employees. When he kept protesting, they fired him.

    Johnson told his staff to document each and every hour, but the higher-ups told him to essentially do more with less.

    This stuff is getting good.
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Nice... Good to see Gannett involved in a suit.
  3. DoctorFace

    DoctorFace New Member

    This kind of thing makes me thankful that we had paper timesheets at our shop. We filled them out ourselves and I documented every millisecond I spent working there. They may have thrown me under the bus come layoff time, but I made sure I was paid for every moment of 4 3/4 years of hard work.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I wonder if we can get a class action lawsuit going. I'm not even joking.
  5. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    There were numerous times where I didn't mark down a half hour or hour of overtime because I was told we weren't allowed overtime. Wasn't worth dealing with on Friday. Didn't want to stir the pot. Just kept looking for a new job instead.
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Hey. Craig Dubow is mentioned in the suit. Gee, I hope that back is OK...
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    FYI --- David Johnson and the LC Johnson who once covered the Magic for the Orlando Sentinel are the same person ...

    Here's the best part from the link:

  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    A half hour to an hour, I can understand, especially if there are times where you work 39 hours or so.

    It's when it becomes abusive (to me, more than two hours regularly without it ever going the other way), that the lawyer becomes necessary.
  9. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    He was fired in November 2008 and he files suit in 2010.

    My only question is what took him so g-d long?
  10. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Probably sought a settlement and sued when that didn't work out.
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Not knowing anything about the case, but maybe it took a while to find a lawyer to take the case?
  12. wheels89

    wheels89 Member

    When did he change his name from LC to David?
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