The companies and individuals that run Senator Construction Group Inc. are on the receiving end of a proposed collective action filed by two plaintiffs who claim the New York City-based company failed to pay appropriate minimum and overtime wages. Filed against Senator Construction Corporation, Senator Construction Group, Inc., Haroon Contracting Group Inc. and two individuals, the lawsuit details allegations that the defendants not only whiffed on paying proper wages but failed to maintain accurate records of employees’ work hours and even failed to pay them on a timely basis.
The lawsuit says the plaintiffs did construction work for the defendants from January 2017 through March 2018. According to the suit, one plaintiff worked between 51 and 69 hours per week, depending on the time of year, for a flat rate that did not vary with the number of weekly hours put in. Moreover, the case charges the defendants failed to pay the plaintiff any wages at all between March and April 2018, a period of three weeks.
In a similar situation, the second named plaintiff says he typically worked 51 hours per week without adequate minimum or time-and-a-half overtime pay. Like the first plaintiff, the man alleges he was paid no wages at all for roughly 108 hours of work toward the end of his tenure with the defendants. According to the case, the second named plaintiff was required to work an extra hour after his scheduled departure time three days per week without additional pay.