Dom’s Lawnmower, Inc. and an individual owner are on the receiving end of a proposed collective action filed by a former employee who claims the defendants failed to comply with several provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York state law. The 10-page complaint alleges that the plaintiff – who was employed as a tree cutter and landscaper – was paid $23.00 per hour for only the first 32 hours he worked each week. The plaintiff says he worked an average of 55 hours per week and that the defendant failed to pay him time-and-a-half overtime compensation for the weekly hours he worked above 40. According to the suit, the defendants also neglected to provide required wage statements and notices containing details about the plaintiff’s pay rate and hours.
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