MLB All-Star Game volunteer suing over unpaid work

John Chen looks to follow “Black Swan” lead in moving forward with a class action suit

A swing and a miss, and Major League Baseball (MLB) has won … a lawsuit in U.S. District Court.

Plaintiff John Chen claims the MLB owes him unpaid wages for 17 hours of work at last month’s FanFest during All-Star Game weekend in New York City. Chen says MLB violated the Fair Standards Act and New York Labor Law by failing to pay at least minimum wage to workers. The suit also alleges the league used unpaid workers when the All-Star Game was in New York City in 2008.

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