Worker sues McEnroe's tennis academy, cites unpaid overtime

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Posted: Oct 15, 2015 12:58 PM

KINGS PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A former maintenance worker at a New York tennis academy co-owned by John McEnroe says he and others weren't paid for overtime.

Jose Magalhaes says he and others routinely worked 10-hour days at the Long Island academy but were not paid overtime, as required by state labor law.

Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/1jq3hXG) reports that the suit was filed against the John McEnroe Tennis Academy at Sportime NY in Kings Park. It also names McEnroe, a four-time U.S. Open champion.

Magalhaes was a maintenance worker at the Kings Park facility from March 2011 to June 2014.

There was no immediate comment from the lawyer for Sportime NY. McEnroe's lawyer hasn't responded.

McEnroe has another tennis academy in Syosset (seye-AH'-siht). He is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time.

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This story has been corrected to show that the lawsuit was filed against an academy in Kings Park, not Eastchester.

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Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com