Search Wizards Lawsuit Claims Talent Recruiters Were Underpaid for Overtime Work
Last Updated on February 13, 2023
At A Glance
- This Alert Affects:
- Anyone who worked as a talent acquisition specialist for Search Wizards in the past three years and was not paid for all their overtime hours.
- What’s Going On?
- A lawsuit has been filed alleging Search Wizards broke federal wage law by failing to properly pay its talent recruiters for their overtime work.
- What You Can Do
- If you worked as a talent acquisition specialist, recruiter or sourcer for Search Wizards in the past three years and weren’t paid properly for your overtime work, fill out the form on this page. Attorneys need to hear from more people who believe they lost out on overtime pay to help with the litigation.
- Can I Be Fired for Speaking Up?
- Federal law strictly prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for exercising their legal rights.
- What Could I Get from a Lawsuit?
- If successful, the lawsuit could provide current and former Search Wizards recruiters with money for their unpaid overtime.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to speak to anyone who worked as a talent acquisition specialist for Search Wizards in the past three years and believes they were not paid properly for their overtime hours.
A lawsuit has been filed alleging the staffing agency broke federal law by failing to pay its talent acquisition specialists, who may also be called recruiters or sourcers, for all overtime hours worked.
More people are needed to come forward to help with the case. So, if you worked as a recruiter for Search Wizards and believe you were underpaid for your overtime work, fill out the form on this page and get in touch.
What Does the Lawsuit Claim, Exactly?
Specifically, the lawsuit claims Search Wizards illegally denied talent acquisition specialists proper overtime pay by:
Capping the number of overtime hours it would pay for. The plaintiff in the case claims her workload regularly demanded up to 15 hours of overtime per week. Search Wizards told her, however, that she could only “claim” a certain number of overtime hours per week, according to the suit. For instance, even in weeks when the plaintiff would work 15 overtime hours, Search Wizards allegedly only paid her for up to seven-and-a-half hours.
Claiming it doesn’t need to pay for “unapproved” overtime work. The lawsuit claims that Search Wizards also required recruiters to obtain “pre-approval” from clients for their overtime. If overtime wasn’t approved – but still worked – Search Wizards wrongfully maintained that it was not obligated to pay for it, the case says.
What Could I Get from a Lawsuit?
A lawsuit could provide current and former talent recruiters with money for their unpaid overtime hours. It could also force the company to make changes to how it pays its employees.
Did you work as a talent recruiter or sourcer for Search Wizards? If you weren’t paid properly for your overtime work, fill out the form on this page and share your story.
It doesn’t cost anything to get in touch and learn more about your rights. Plus, federal law strictly prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who seek legal advice.
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