Security Contractors OT Case Against ESPADA Granted Conditional Certification and Notice

Early last year, Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP, alongside Bruckner Burch, PLLC and Josephson Dunlap, LLP, filed a class and collective action lawsuit seeking owed overtime against Cobra Energy and Espada Security on behalf of security contractors who worked in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. The case continues to move forward successfully as the Court has recently certified the proposed class.

The Western District of Texas has certified the following classunder the Fair Labor Standards Act:

• “All individuals engaged by ESPADA to provide services to Cobra in Puerto Rico between January 21, 2017 and the present who were paid a day rate”

As a result, individuals meeting the above definition will soon receive a court-authorized notice advising them of their rights to participate in the case.  These security contractors will have 60 days to sign and return a consent form to join in on the case. 

Our firm is pleased with this decision to be able to notify all those eligible regarding possibly being owed wages for their hard-earned labor. If you have worked for Cobra Energy and/orEspada Security as a security contractor and have concerns regarding your eligibility for this matter, do not hesitate to call our firm at (212) 300-0375. Moreover, if you have ever worked as a security contractor, you may be owed overtime. Additionally, if you would like to learn more about your rights as an employee you can view our website here.

You can also view the Court’s decision here.