Media General Pays Employees Back for Furloughs

By Kevin Eck Comment

Media General will be playing Santa this year for employees who were forced to take unpaid time off in 2011, according to Broadcasting & Cable.

In an internal memo posted to B&C’s website, president and chief executive officer, Marshall Morton, told employees, “To thank you for your loyalty and dedication, we are going to reinvest some of the dollars generated by our strong performance this year back into our employees.”

According to the article, Media General will give employees a cash payment equal to up to five days pay.  In order to receive the full five days pay, employees had to have been furloughed for five days or more during 2011.  In June 2011, employees were mandated to take 15 unpaid days  before the end of the year.