A proposed collective action lawsuit alleges that ABC Metro Cleaners, Inc., a laundry service in New York, has failed to pay minimum and overtime wages to its employees. The plaintiff, a former employee, seeks compensation for the defendant's allegedly unlawful payroll practices.
According to the lawsuit, the defendants, who include four individuals with control over the business, regularly required that the plaintiff and other employees work over 40 hours each week without providing lawful time-and-a-half overtime wages. The suit also argues that the defendant failed to provide the plaintiff with accurate statements listing his rate of pay and hours worked, as required by law.
The plaintiff worked for the defendants as an ironer from June 2017 through June 2018, the suit says. According to the complaint, the man worked anywhere from 47.5 to 60 hours per week for a piecemeal rate of $0.45 per garment, even when his work hours exceeded 40 in a week. The plaintiff claims he was paid between $600 and $700 per week throughout his employment, with his pay subject to “improper and illegal deductions” by the defendants.