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Myrtle Beach developer, company face lawsuit

MYRTLE BEACH (AP) — A man who worked as a bag attendant at a Myrtle Beach area golf course has sued developer Burroughs & Chapin and a golf course company, saying he was not paid minimum wage or overtime.

Alan Dutil filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Florence, The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reported.

It accuses Burroughs & Chapin and National Golf Management LLC with the violations. Dutil says he was forced to work for $5.80 an hour, less than the $7.25 per hour minimum wage. Dutil also says he was denied overtime even though he regularly worked 50 or more hours a week.

The lawsuit seeks to include all of the companies’ golf course employees in Horry and Georgetown counties as well as Brunswick County, N.C. Dutil’s lawyer, Bill Luse, says he doesn’t know how many employees might be eligible to join the lawsuit.

A spokeswoman for Burroughs & Chapin says the company does not talk about pending litigation. There was no response to the lawsuit from National Golf Management.

Bag attendants typically transfer customers’ golf bags to carts and help keep the cart staging area near the clubhouse organized. Most receive tips from players in addition to regular pay.

National Golf Management was formed last year when Burroughs & Chapin Golf Management and Myrtle Beach National Co. merged. National Golf Management owns 15 courses and manages eight others.


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