Class Action Lawsuits, Investigations for Workers Denied Overtime

Workplace and Employment

More and more workers are filing class action lawsuits to help protect their rights. In fact, in 2014, wage and hour lawsuits hit a record high, with more than 8,000 case filed by workers who weren’t properly paid for their time – and failing to pay overtime and minimum wage is just the tip of the iceberg.

Employers are finding new ways to cheat their workers out of proper pay – from making illegal deductions from employees’ paychecks to hiring “volunteers” instead of employees. If you think your employer is ripping you off, get in touch with us today. There’s no cost or obligation to get in touch and your employer is prohibited by law from retaliating against you for exercising your legal rights. 

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Bankrupt Companies and Retirement Plans
Bankrupt Companies and Retirement Plans

When a business which offers company stock as an investment option for 401(k) and retirement plans files for bankruptcy, they have certain obligations under ERISA to protect their employees' plans.

Employment Background Checks
Employment Background Checks

If you had to undergo a background check and didn't get the job or apartment you were looking for because of it, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the company that ran the report or the company you applied to for work.

Bring Your Own Device Lawsuit
Bring Your Own Device Lawsuit

If you work in California and you're required to use your own phone or tablet for work, you may be able to participate in a class action lawsuit.

Union Retiree Health Insurance
Union Retiree Health Insurance

If you are a union retiree, you may be able to join a class action lawsuit against your former employer. Lawsuits have been filed alleging some companies and unions are renegotiating contracts in such a way that active employees' benefits are kept the same, but coverage for retirees is reduced.

Chinese Overtime Pennsylvania
Chinese Overtime Pennsylvania

Are you paid a fixed weekly salary, regardless of the number of hours worked? According to one Pennsylvania judge, these employees should be paid time-and-a-half, rather than half-time or "Chinese overtime" for hours worked over 40 in a single week.

Day Rate Oil and Gas Workers Overtime Lawsuits
Day Rate Oil and Gas Workers Overtime Lawsuits

Oil and gas employees who are paid on a day rate basis and do not receive overtime pay when working more than 40 hours a week may be able to file a claim for up to three years of unpaid overtime.

Employee Misclassification
Employee Misclassification

Some employers intentionally misclassify workers to avoid paying overtime. When an employee is wrongfully placed into an exempt category, they become ineligible for overtime. Intentionally misclassifying employees is illegal and unethical.

Escrow Officers and Closers Unpaid Overtime Claims
Escrow Officers and Closers Unpaid Overtime Claims

Most escrow closers and escrow officers are entitled to overtime pay when working more than 40 hours in a single week. However, some employers in the title insurance industry have allegedly adopted a practice of misclassifying these employees as "exempt" to avoid paying overtime to these workers.

Huddle House Minimum Wage Lawsuit
Huddle House Minimum Wage Lawsuit

Over Easy Management, a franchisee of more than a dozen Huddle House locations throughout Tennessee, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, is currently facing a number of class action lawsuits over unpaid wages.

Overtime Pay
Overtime Pay

Most employees are eligible for overtime pay. If an eligible employee does not receive time-and-a-half pay for hours worked over 40, they may qualify for a lawsuit to recover unpaid wages.

Qdoba Overtime Lawsuit
Qdoba Overtime Lawsuit

Attorneys are interested in hearing from individuals who worked as assistant manager at Qdoba restaurants, as part of an investigation into unpaid overtime wages.

Tech Worker Overtime Lawsuit
Tech Worker Overtime Lawsuit

A number of class action lawsuits have been filed alleging that certain companies are illegally denying tech support workers overtime pay by misclassifying them as exempt from federal overtime requirements. Hewlett-Packard, Wells Fargo and IBM are just a few of the companies to be targeted over the

Illegal Tip Pooling
Illegal Tip Pooling

It is illegal for employers to force waiters, waitresses, bartenders and other service employees to share their tips with non-tipped employees.

Illegal Unpaid Internships
Illegal Unpaid Internships

Several lawsuits have been filed on behalf of students and other young workers who were hired as "unpaid interns" in lieu of paid employees.

Stripper Wage Lawsuits
Stripper Wage Lawsuits

Strippers across the country are filing class action lawsuits alleging that they are employees – not independent contractors – and should be receiving hourly wages in addition to their tips.

Work Uniform Lawsuits
Work Uniform Lawsuits

If you had to pay for your uniform, you may be able to start a class action lawsuit and get your money back.

Independent Contractor Lawsuits
Independent Contractor Lawsuits

Dozens of class action lawsuits have been filed by independent contractors who say they're actually employees under the law.

Truck and Delivery Drivers
Truck and Delivery Drivers

Truck and delivery drivers are suing the companies they work for claiming that they're employees – not independent contractors – and entitled to overtime and minimum wage pay.

ExpressJet Flight Attendants
ExpressJet Flight Attendants

ClassAction.org wants to speak with current and former ExpressJet flight attendants. We have reason to believe the airline may be breaking federal and state laws by only paying its flight attendants for "block time."

Delivery/Courier Van Driver Unpaid Overtime
Delivery/Courier Van Driver Unpaid Overtime

If you're a home delivery or courier van driver who wasn't paid overtime, ClassAction.org wants to hear from you. There's a provision of federal labor law that basically says if you're driving a vehicle for work that's less than 10,000 pounds, you should be getting overtime.

Zodiac Aerospace Unpaid Wages
Zodiac Aerospace Unpaid Wages

Zodiac Cabin Controls, a sector of Zodiac Aerospace, has been sued for allegedly violating California labor laws. According to the lawsuit, the company failed to pay proper overtime wages and didn't give its employees required meal and rest breaks.

Auto Insurance Adjusters
Auto Insurance Adjusters

ClassAction.org is investigating whether class action lawsuits can be filed on behalf of auto insurance adjusters who use Colossus or ClaimIQ and weren't paid overtime. We have reason to believe some insurance companies may have misclassified these workers as "exempt" from overtime pay.

Real Estate Appraisers Unpaid Overtime
Real Estate Appraisers Unpaid Overtime

ClassAction.org is investigating whether real estate appraisers who weren't paid overtime can start a class action lawsuit. We have reason to believe a number of companies have misclassified their staff appraisers as "exempt" from overtime pay.

Service Charge Wage Lawsuits
Service Charge Wage Lawsuits

If you work in the hospitality industry as a waiter, bartender or other food service employee, ClassAction.org wants to hear from you. We have reason to believe some hotels, banquet halls and resorts may be ripping off their workers by pocketing service charges.

California 7th Day Overtime Lawsuits
California 7th Day Overtime Lawsuits

If you live in California and you've worked more than six days in a row without extra pay, you may be able to start a class action lawsuit. CVS has already paid out $7.4 million to 1,600 pharmacists who said they didn't get overtime for their 7th consecutive workday.

California Pay Stub Lawsuits
California Pay Stub Lawsuits

A number of companies have been sued in California for failing to provide their workers with accurate wage statements. The lawsuits claim the paystubs were missing important information – such as the total number of hours worked and hourly pay rates – and that this violates state labor law.

Bus Driver Unpaid Overtime
Bus Driver Unpaid Overtime

Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating the pay practices of public and school transportation companies across the country. They have reason to believe that some companies may not be paying their bus drivers for pre- and post-shift work.

Financial Advisor Trainee Overtime Lawsuits
Financial Advisor Trainee Overtime Lawsuits

If you work or have worked as a financial advisor trainee and you weren't paid overtime, ClassAction.org wants to hear from you. Allegations have surfaced that some banks are misclassifying these employees.

Equal Pay Act Lawsuits
Equal Pay Act Lawsuits

If you feel you're performing the same work as your male counterparts but are getting paid less, you may be able to take legal action. Despite strict requirements from the decades-old Equal Pay Act (EPA), some companies are still refusing to pay their female employees fairly.

Skywest Ramp Agents
Skywest Ramp Agents

ClassAction.org wants to hear from current and former ramp agents for Skywest Airlines to learn more about the company's pay practices. We have reason to suspect the airline may be breaking federal law when it comes to paying overtime.

Travel/Drive Time Pay
Travel/Drive Time Pay

If you travel between jobsites for work and you're not being paid for this time, ClassAction.org wants to hear from you. A number of companies have been hit with lawsuits alleging that they're cheating employees out of pay – and overtime wages – by failing to compensate their workers for drive time.

Job Reclassification
Job Reclassification

If you've been misclassified from exempt to non-exempt, it's possible that you may have been cheated out of overtime wages for the past few years. Thousands of employees are receiving letters or otherwise being notified that they're being reclassified from exempt to non-exempt.

Illegal Off-the-Clock Work
Illegal Off-the-Clock Work

A number of lawsuits have been filed on behalf of employees who worked off the clock – and didn't get paid for it. Generally, under wage and hour law, all time spent working must be paid, even if that work is being performed before an employee's shift starts or after it ends.

California Work Breaks
California Work Breaks

A number of companies in California have been sued for failing to follow work break laws. The lawsuits have accused employers of failing to properly pay employees who worked through their meal periods and failing to provide breaks altogether.

California Use It Or Lose It Vacation Policy
California Use It Or Lose It Vacation Policy

California labor law prohibits employers from taking away earned but unused vacation days, therefore making use-it-or-lose-it vacation policies illegal.

Payroll Cards
Payroll Cards

Concerns are surfacing that employees who are paid using payroll debit cards are being unfairly cheated out of their wages, and the required minimum wage for hours worked.

Miscalculating Overtime
Miscalculating Overtime

Lawsuits are being filed on behalf of employees who say their overtime pay rates aren't being calculated properly and that they're missing out on wages as a result. They claim their employers are leaving out additional forms of compensation, such as bonuses, when calculating their regular pay rates.

Police Officer Unpaid Overtime Lawsuits
Police Officer Unpaid Overtime Lawsuits

Lawsuits are now being filed on behalf of police officers who allege that they did not receive proper overtime wages.

Employees Fired for Disability/Illness
Employees Fired for Disability/Illness

Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are speaking to people who were fired because of their disabilities and helping them file lawsuits against their former employers. Over the past several years, the EEOC has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for employees who were wrongfully terminated.

Employees Fired for Being Pregnant
Employees Fired for Being Pregnant

Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are speaking with women who suspect they were fired because they were pregnant. They believe they can help these women get their jobs back and/or collect money for the wages they lost after being terminated.

Employees Fired for Their Age
Employees Fired for Their Age

Under federal law, it is illegal for companies with 20 or more workers to fire employees 40 and older simply because of their age. Despite these regulations, the EEOC still receives thousands of complaints each year from workers who believe they were terminated because of their age.

Employees Fired for Sexual Orientation
Employees Fired for Sexual Orientation

If you think you were fired for being gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or transgender, you may be able to file a lawsuit for wrongful termination. Despite legal protections, the EEOC continues to receive hundreds of complaints from employees who were wrongfully terminated because of their sexual orientation.

Employees Fired for Religion
Employees Fired for Religion

If you were fired or forced to quit your job because of your religion, you may be able to file a lawsuit against your employer. Despite federal laws protecting against religious discrimination, attorneys working with ClassAction.org continue to receive complaints from workers who were fired.

Employees Fired for Race, Ethnicity
Employees Fired for Race, Ethnicity

If you were fired for your race or national origin, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover the wages you lost while out of work – and even get your job back. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are now talking to workers who suspect they were wrongfully terminated.

Employees Fired for Sex, Gender
Employees Fired for Sex, Gender

If you suspect you were fired because of your gender, you may be able to file a lawsuit against your former employer. Despite federal protections, lawsuits continue to be filed on behalf of women, transgender employees and others who believe they were fired because of their sex.

Employees Fired or Quit Due to Sexual Harassment
Employees Fired or Quit Due to Sexual Harassment

Workers who were fired or forced to quit after experiencing sexual harassment on the job may be able to file lawsuits against their former employers. Over the past decade, both women and men have recovered thousands in lost wages, medical bills and mental anguish from their former employers.

Employees Fired for Blowing the Whistle
Employees Fired for Blowing the Whistle

Attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to hear from anyone who believes they were fired after speaking up at work about discrimination, safety problems, underpayment or any other illegal activity. They are offering to speak to these employees at no cost to help determine if they can file suit.

Employees Fired for Taking FMLA Leave
Employees Fired for Taking FMLA Leave

Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are speaking with workers who took leave under the Family Medical Leave Act and were fired because of it. They have reason to believe that some employers are continuing to fire workers who take FMLA leave despite federal laws that prohibit them from doing so.

Employees Fired in Retaliation
Employees Fired in Retaliation

If you were fired for asserting your workplace rights, you may be able to sue your former employer. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are now speaking with employees who were terminated after complaining about workplace violations or participating in lawsuits or formal investigations.

Call-In Shift Lawsuits
Call-In Shift Lawsuits

Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether class action lawsuits can be filed on behalf of employees who are required to be "on call" for work. Lawsuits have been filed against retailers who make their employees clear their personal personal schedules for "on call" shifts.

Travel Nurse Overtime Lawsuits
Travel Nurse Overtime Lawsuits

Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether travel nurses are getting paid properly for their overtime hours. They have reason to believe some hospitals may be shortchanging nurses on their pay and are trying to figure out whether class action lawsuits can be filed.

Supermarket Manager Overtime Lawsuits
Supermarket Manager Overtime Lawsuits

Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are interested in hearing from supermarket managers who weren't paid time-and-a-half wages when working more than 40 hours per week. They have reason to believe that some chains aren't complying with federal and state labor laws when paying their managers.

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