Class action lawsuits are now being filed on behalf of cable installers and cable repair workers who say they’re not being paid properly. If you work or have worked as a cable installer or repair technician, read on for more information or get in touch with us to find out if you too have a case for unpaid wages.
The suits claim some telecommunications companies are illegally classifying their cable installers and repair workers as independent contractors to avoid paying overtime.
In addition, some lawsuits claim that even when these workers are classified as employees, their employers are finding other ways to avoid paying them properly.
This, the suits claim, can include deducting time for meal breaks that the employees worked through and improperly deducting money from workers’ paychecks for “misplaced” equipment and appointments where clients did not show up.
In general, the more control the company has over you, the more likely it is that you are an employee and not an independent contractor. Cable installers and repair workers are claiming they can’t be considered contractors under the law because:
The suits also point out that the “contracted” repair technicians and installers perform the same tasks as “in-house” workers.
You can read more about the difference between independent contractors and employees here.
Lawsuits are also claiming that some telecommunications companies are breaking state and federal labor law by:
A class action lawsuit can help workers recover compensation for their unpaid straight (regular) or overtime hours, as well as any deductions that were illegally made on their paychecks. Furthermore, class action lawsuits can send a strong message to companies who fail to pay their workers properly and may require by court order that they change their business practices.
If you work or have worked as a cable installer or repair technician and were denied overtime or otherwise not paid properly, fill out the form on this page. Once you get in touch, one of the attorneys handling this investigation may reach out to you directly for more information. It doesn’t cost anything to talk to a lawyer and you’re never obligated to take any legal action simply because you want to learn more about your rights.
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