PPP Loan Processors May be Owed Significant Wages

Due to the economic downturn many companies and businesses have been turning to loans, specifically those signed into law under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Securities (CARES), to weather the likely recession caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The headliner of the CARES Act loans was the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. Millions of affected businesses rushed to their banks to apply for these PPP loans and continue to do so in large numbers.

Banks normally process these loans on location ...

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Zara, Fashion Retailer Sued for Unpaid Wages

Zara USA, Inc., the retail clothing and fashion accessories store, has just been sued by hourly employees for owed wages. The lawsuit aims to recover overtime pay and other damages for alleged violations by the retailer under New York Labor Law (“NYLL”) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Employees that may be affected by this lawsuit include hourly positions that are typically eligible for overtime pay such as cashiers, sales associates and stock associates who currently work or have ...

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Hill Country Staffing, Oilfield Service Provider Sued for Owed Wages

Hill Country Staffing, Co., which employs several hundred oilfield workers throughout the nation, has just been sued for unpaid wages. The lawsuit alleges that the staffing company failed to compensate its hourly workers with the proper overtime pay as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (“PMWA”). This collective action aims to recover overtime pay for workers with Equipment Operators job titles as well as others with similar hourly non-exempt roles that work or ...

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D&G Directional Drilling, an Oilfield Service Provider Sued for Unpaid OT

D&G Directional Drilling has just been sued by former laborers for unpaid wages. The drilling and pipeline construction company has been accused of failing to pay its labor hands in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The collective action lawsuit is looking to recover unpaid overtime for labor hands and other non-exempt laborers in similar positions that have worked for this oil field services company throughout the United States.

The complaint alleges that the company pays its non-exempt laborers ...

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Fifth Third Bank Sued for Consumer Fraud

Fifth Third Bank, a national banking association headquartered in Illinois, Ohio, has recently been sued for unlawful practices of consumer fraud. The class action lawsuit seeks to represent anyone in the United States who had a financial account or product opened in their name by a Fifth Third employee without their lawfully-obtained authorization. On their behalf, this class action aims to recover damages under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) as well as the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act (“ICFA”) and ...

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W&W Energy Allegedly Owes Employees Overtime Pay

The energy service provider, W&W Energy, which offers a complete line of construction and maintenance of oil sites for the Permean Basin Region, has recently been sued for unpaid wages. Hourly and day rate employees represented by Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP along with Bruckner Burch, PLLC that were paid a per diem allege that the oil services provider failed to properly them their overtime. The lawsuit aims to recover overtime wages as well as other damages under the Fair Labor ...

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ProPetro Sued for Unpaid Overtime

ProPetro, an oilfield services company that provides hydraulic fracturing and other complementary services to big name oil and gas companies, has recently been sued for failing to pay its hourly workers the correct rate for overtime pay. The lawsuit intends to represent hourly employees that were paid a per diem and who routinely worked over 40 hours per week within the last three years to try and recover wages under the Fair Labor Standard Act.

Hourly employees that may be affected include ...

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MTA Settles Claims of Unpaid Wages for $5.4M

New York City’s MTA and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority have agreed to settle a class action lawsuit for unpaid wages for $5.4 million. The lawsuit which was brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) back in 2018 by a group of employees alleged several wage and hour violations. Those eligible to participate in the recovery of this settlement include more than 160 officers with sergeant and lieutenant titles whose ...

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Lochend Energy , Oil Field Service Provider Sued for Unpaid Wages

Lochend Energy, an American and Canadian based oilfield services company, has been sued for unpaid wages on behalf of their salaried Coil Tubing Supervisors, day-rate Flowback Supervisors, and hourly Assistants/Junior Supervisors/ Operators. The company which provides coil tubing and flow back production for the oil and gas industry, has been accused of failing to properly pay it workers for overtime. Due to the harsh working conditions and long shifts that are scheduled for weeks on end, affected workers have alleged ...

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Oil Industry Workers Win $6M Settlement for Owed Wages

Safety personnel for an oil industry contractor will be receiving $6 million to resolve claims asserted in a class and collective action that they were owed wages. Nearly 2,500 current and former employees of CertifiedSafety Inc. in six different states, that were employed as safety attendants or foremen, stand to benefit from the payout that will settle allegations that the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act as well as individual state laws.

The lawsuit alleged that ...

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