A former driver for Moving Right Along Service, Inc. has filed a proposed class and collective action against the company and one individual owner over allegedly unpaid overtime wages.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was employed by the Queens, New York, moving company as a driver from 1983 to March 2018. The man claims he worked between 55 to 63 hours each week for an hourly rate of $15 from April 2012 to 2014, and for $16 per hour from May 2014 to March 2018. These pay rates applied to all hours worked, including those in excess of 40, for which the plaintiff should have been compensated at a time-and-a-half rate under federal and state law, the case says.
The suit alleges the defendants further violated New York law by failing to furnish proper wage statements reflecting the plaintiff’s pay rate and actual hours worked.