Jets Recoup Lost Wages To Employees

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NEW YORK (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says the New York Jets have immediately recouped all lost wages to business-side employees who took unpaid furloughs during the lockout and coaches who took pay cuts.

Owner Woody Johnson made the announcement at an organization-wide gathering at the team’s headquarters in Florham Park, N.J., on Monday morning, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it was a private meeting.

The person says Johnson told employees: “When you walk out of this room, the money should already be in your accounts.”

About 96 business-side employees had to take one week’s unpaid furlough every month since the lockout began in March, while coaches’ salaries were slashed by 25 percent.