In a proposed class action filed in the Supreme Court of New York, a man claims he and other security guards weren’t paid proper overtime wages while working for NYU Langone Hospitals. According to the lawsuit, the unpaid wages stemmed from work performed before guards arrived at their designated security posts and after they left, which often caused their weekly hours to exceed 40.
The plaintiff alleges that before each shift, he and similarly situated security guards were required to report to locker rooms to change into their uniforms, attend a roll call meeting, and travel to their designated posts. After each shift was over, the case goes on, the guards had to wait for relief guards to replace them before traveling back to the locker room to change out of their uniforms. The plaintiff claims the time he and proposed class members spent working before and after their scheduled shifts, which the case argues is compensable under New York law, went unpaid.
The lawsuit seeks to cover a proposed class of security guards who worked for NYU Langone Hospitals anytime since January 2013.