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Unpaid Overtime

Three workers in protective gear performing industrial cleaning

Three plaintiffs bring this labor action under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act (AMWA). The primary issue is the time workers spent putting on extensive protective gear required for their jobs with Thompson Industrial Services, LLC and what effect that time has on their paychecks.

A Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Fontana, CA

AMN Services, LLC and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals are setting aside $20 million to settle a class action alleging that they did not pay traveling nurses working at Kaiser Hospitals according to labor law requirements. The complaint alleged that the nurses were subject to a burdensome overtime approval process, discouraged from reporting overtime, and denied proper meal and rest breaks.

Man Engaged in Tree Trimming

Is there an epidemic of employers refusing to pay overtime? The complaint for this class action claims that Green Valle Tree Service paid its workers a flat day rate, regardless of how much overtime they did. Like most such actions, it brings suit under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), as well as under the New York Labor Law (NYLL).

Lift Loading Container onto Truck Bed

Intelliquick is paying more than $5 million to settle a class and collective action alleging that it misclassified drivers and couriers as independent contractors, failing to accurately track their hours and making unlawful deductions from their pay. The complaint alleged that the company owes these employees additional wages or overtime, since they were actually regular employees. 

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An “exempt” employee is one who does not have to be paid overtime. The complaint for this class action alleges that ZipRecruiter, Inc. and those who owned the company misclassified certain employees as exempt and did not pay them overtime as they were required to do by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 

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American Express Company has a long history: It was founded in 1850 and is one of only thirty companies from which the Dow Jones Industrial Average is derived. So how did they end up in a basic labor case? The complaint for this class action brings suit against them and against a company it claims that Amex partnered with for merchant services, Sales Partnerships, Inc. 

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It seems to be common for companies to misclassify workers as independent contractors to avoid paying overtime and other expenses they’re required to shoulder with regular workers. The complaint for this class action alleges that KRH, Inc. regularly requires some workers to put in more than forty hours per week on the oil and gas wells it services but does not pay them overtime for the work. 

Before and After Photos of Balding Scalp and Hair Micro Tattoo

What are the criteria companies use for determining whether employees are exempt from overtime pay requirements or non-exempt? The complaint for this class action claims that Good Look, Ink and GLI LAX Holdings, LLC misclassified employees in an attempt to save money on overtime pay and in other areas. It alleges violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as well as California labor laws.

Amazon Package Facility and Amazon Logo

Companies have tried any number of methods of insisting that workers are not in fact their employees. Why? Because regular employees have protections under laws like the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), while independent contractors do not. The complaint for this class action claims that Amazon.com, LLC and Amazon Logistics, Inc. avoid their responsibilities to delivery drivers by claiming they work for On the Go Express, LLC and not Amazon.

Aboveground Storage Tanks

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), companies must pay employees overtime for all hours worked over forty each week, unless the workers are exempt from overtime pay under the law. The complaint for this class action alleges that Rockwater Energy Solutions, Inc. paid its oilfield workers a flat day rate and did not pay them overtime if they worked more than forty hours in a given week. It contends that these workers were regular employees and should have been paid overtime at one and a half times their normal hourly rate.

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