Major Cleaning, Inc., a prominent full service cleaning company for high end restaurants in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts, has just been sued for unpaid wages. This class and collective action aims to recover unpaid overtime for its workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the New York Labor Law (“NYLL”). Affected employees for this matter may include all current and former cleaners for Major Cleaning assigned to any job locations between September 24, 2016 and the date of the final judgment in this matter, and who elect to opt into this action.
Cleaners for the company consistently worked over 40 hours per week with only one to two days off a month but claim they were paid a daily rate or on a day-rate basis. The complaint alleged that when the cleaners’ weekly pay was divided by all of their hours worked, they often did not even earn minimum wage. Additionally, Major Cleaning failed to pay its cleaners overtime at 1.5 times their regular rate of pay when working over 40 hours per workweek in violation of the FLSA. Also, cleaners, who are considered manual workers under NYLL, should have been paid on a weekly basis. Despite requiring their cleaners to spend a large amount of their shifts completing manual tasks, Major Cleaning pays them bi-weekly, and fails to provide its cleaners in New York with timely pay as required by the NYLL.
This lawsuit specifically seeks to recover minimum wages, overtime wages, and other damages under the FLSA and NYLL for similarly situated cleaners who have worked on behalf of Major Cleaning, Inc. If you would like to learn more about this matter or see if you may be eligible to join, please call us at (212) 300-0375. Additionally, if you work or have recently worked in the industry as a manual laborer or commercial cleaner and feel you may be owed wages, you can also reach out for a free and confidential consultation. Our website is also available for helpful information regarding your rights.
You can also view the filed complaint here.