A proposed class action seeking back wages for unpaid overtime work has been filed against Manhattan janitorial company Unity Building Services, Inc. and its day-to-day supervisor. The lawsuit looks to represent a proposed class of individuals currently or formerly employed as housekeepers, cleaners and porters who, since February 3, 2014, allegedly were not paid at the time-and-a-half overtime rate required by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek.
The plaintiff, who the suit says is still employed by the defendants, claims he has worked between 49 and 63 hours per week since January 2015 without being paid proper overtime.
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