A proposed class action has been filed against Eyeride, LLC, Mitech Technology LLC, and a married couple who operated the two businesses over the defendants' alleged practice of making unlawful deductions from a salaried employees' pay.
A proposed class action alleging labor law violations has been filed against Eyeride, LLC, Mitech Technology LLC, and a married couple who operated the two businesses. The plaintiff in the case claims he was hired by the defendants on March 16 of this year as an inside sales manager with an annual salary of $75,000; however, the defendants still required him to “clock in” and “clock out” using facial recognition technology each day and otherwise treated him like a non-exempt hourly employee despite representing that he was exempt, the case says.
According to the lawsuit, the defendants made unlawful deductions from his salary based on manipulated time records that didn’t accurately reflect his hours worked, the case claims. The man allegedly wrote an email to one of the individual defendants citing the FLSA and complaining of his employers’ potential non-compliance with the law. Within 15 minutes, the other individual defendant called the plaintiff and fired him in retaliation for his complaints, the suit says.
The plaintiff argues that he is owed unpaid wages for some of the hours he worked, plus premium overtime pay for the hours he worked over 40 each week.