Former Assistant Steven Wiig Reportedly Suing Metallica's Lars Ulrich
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The Marin Independent Journal is reporting that Steven Wiig, who was previously the personal assistant to Metallica's Lars Ulrich, is suing Ulrich and claiming years of unpaid overtime. According to the suit, Wiig is seeking unspecified damages over allegations of both federal and state labor violations. Both Lars Ulrich and Team Tours are named in the lawsuit. The Martin Independent Journal stated:
Wiig claims he worked up to 70 hours a week while Ulrich was in Marin and up to 80 hours a week while Metallica was on tour.
"Wiig was essentially on call twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week," his Los Angeles-based lawyers, Alan Harris and David Zelenski, said in the complaint.
Wiig said he was paid $1,730.76 every two weeks, or $45,000 a year, and had an oral agreement for annual bonuses.
Wiig said he did not receive bonuses in 2006 and 2008, and when he left the job in February 2009, he was not paid for the accumulated overtime he was owed. Wiig says he received a "partial bonus" of $20,000 in December 2010.
Metallica also recently announced plans to enter the recording studio to record the follow-up to "Death Magnetic."
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