The operators of car salvage company Joe’s Auto Wreckers have been hit with a proposed collective action filed by an employee who alleges he was not paid proper minimum and overtime wages.
The plaintiff, who was hired in May 2014, clocked at least 50 and up to 86 hours each week as a general assistant at the Mount Vernon, New York business, the lawsuit says. According to the case, the man received a fixed weekly salary between $600 and $800, which, when broken down, resulted in an hourly rate that fell below the applicable minimum wage. This salary supposedly never varied despite the plaintiff regularly working beyond his shifts, the suit adds. More specifically, the man alleges he was regularly required to stay an additional two to three hours past his scheduled departure time each day for no additional compensation.