Misclassified Distributors to Recover $7.6M in Unpaid OT from Baked Goods Co.

Misclassified workers for the baked goods maker, Flower Foods Inc., have settled their claims for unpaid wages. Flower Foods has agreed to pay them $7.6 million to resolve claims that they failed to pay their distributors overtime pay. The lawsuit had alleged that these distributors were wrongfully classified as independent contractors who were considered exempt from overtime. The case which was brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and ...

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Day Rate Workers of Oil Field Services Company Sue for Unpaid Overtime

Day rate workers for Integrity Inspection Services, LLC, an oilfield inspection and maintenance provider, have decided to make a stand and take back what they allege is rightfully theirs. A class and collective action was recently filed to help recover unpaid overtime for employees who ensured pipeline projects were properly constructed and maintained in New Mexico and across the United States. The complaint notes that the class and collective seeks to recover overtime pay, liquidated damages, attorney’s fees and costs ...

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Wal-Mart Sued by its Manual Workers for Untimely Pay

Wal-Mart, the grocery chain and retailer giant, was just sued for owed wages by a class of manual workers. These affected manual workers include hourly cashiers, front end associates, stockers, receiving associates, sales associates, and other manual laborers in similar positions (collectively, “Manual Workers”) who work or have worked as manual workers for Wal-Mart in New York State. The class action lawsuit seeks to recover untimely wage compensation and other damages in accordance with the New York Labor Law (“NYLL”).

These ...

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Job Postings May Be ‘Open Invitation’ for Age Discrimination Lawsuits

As states begin to reopen, so will the many businesses that had recently furloughed or laid off their workers. The rehiring process that comes next is very crucial for many of these establishments. Ensuring that they aren’t discriminating specific groups from job opportunities doesn’t just have to do with selecting the hire but rather starts with properly wording their job postings.

Our very own of counsel, Steven Mitchell Sack, discussed age discrimination and how it is likely one of the most ...

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Homyn’s Secure Wrap Sued for Untimely Pay

Homyn Enterprises Corp., also known as Secure Wrap., has just been sued by its employees for unpaid wages. The business, which is known for providing full service baggage protection assistance internationally to its airport customers, has been accused of failing to pay its hourly employees on a timely basis. This class action lawsuit aims to represent hourly customer associates, machine operators and other similar manual labor positions trying to recover untimely wage pay as well as other damages who work ...

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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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