Tribune Co., the second-largest U.S. newspaper publisher, was accused in a lawsuit of failing to pay the minimum wage to distributors of its publication amNew York.
A worker is seeking class-action, or group status on behalf of all distributors of the free daily newspaper in New York City. He asked today for unspecified damages in the Manhattan federal court suit, which also names amNew York as a defendant.
``Defendants failed to pay him minimum wage for all time worked,'' plaintiff James Allen said in his complaint.
Gary Weitman, a spokesman for Chicago-based Tribune, owner of the Los Angeles Times and 23 television stations, declined to comment.
The case is Allen v. Tribune, 07-cv-4619, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan).
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