A proposed collective action filed against Robbie’s Laundrymat accuses the company and two individual owners of minimum and overtime wage violations. The lawsuit was filed by a former employee of the Weehawken, New Jersey laundromat who alleges she worked as a laundry attendant for several years without appropriate pay.
From August 2015 to August 2018, the plaintiff alternated between five- and six-day workweeks in which she worked between 44 and 53 hours per week for a fixed daily salary of $70 that did not vary depending on the number of hours worked, the complaint says. Further, the plaintiff alleges she was regularly required to work an additional 30 minutes to one hour past her scheduled departure time without compensation. The case argues the defendants “failed to pay [the plaintiff] appropriately for any hours worked, either at the straight rate of pay or for any additional overtime premium.”