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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
It is illegal for employers to force waiters, waitresses, bartenders and other service employees to share their tips with non-tipped employees.
Several lawsuits have been filed on behalf of students and other young workers who were hired as "unpaid interns" in lieu of paid employees.
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.
Dozens of class action lawsuits have been filed by independent contractors who say they're actually employees under the law.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 labor law prohibits employers from taking away earned but unused vacation days, therefore making use-it-or-lose-it vacation policies illegal.
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.
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.
Lawsuits are now being filed on behalf of police officers who allege that they did not receive proper overtime wages.
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.
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.
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.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating lawsuits on behalf of employees who were illegally denied the prevailing wage in their state while working on public contract assignments.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether class action lawsuits can be filed against companies that fail to pay overtime wages to their medical insurance case managers.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether class action lawsuits can be filed against companies who don't pay their merchandisers overtime. Over the past several years, a number of businesses have been sued after misclassifying their merchandisers as exempt.
If you work or have worked as a park ranger and weren't paid for time spent donning and doffing your uniform, attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to speak to you about your rights.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to speak with anyone who applied for a job with the United States Postal Service (USPS) between January 2015 and October 2015. They have reason to believe the government agency ran illegal background checks on job applicants during this time.
Attorneys have reason to believe that some casinos are breaking federal law by not paying overtime wages to these employees. A number of class action lawsuits have already been filed to help workers collect their unpaid wages.
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