Many employees do not realize employer may not be paying them all the overtime required by law.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 10, 2012
Baron and Budd, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of those harmed by corporate misconduct, has filed a lawsuit against Sunbelt Rentals, Inc., a national construction equipment rental company, regarding suspected violations of overtime pay laws. In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs claim that Sunbelt did not pay them adequate overtime pay as required by law and required them to work off-the-clock before or after a shift, forced them to work after-hours in the company's 24-hour emergency services division, sometimes without pay, and improperly reduced pay for lunch periods when the plaintiffs performed work. Baron and Budd attorney Allen Vaught represents the plaintiffs in the Sunbelt Rentals overtime case (Thomas Zaborowski and Vanessa Baldini on behalf of themselves, all others similarity situated v. MHN Government Services, Inc. and Managed Health Network, Inc. No. C 12-05109 JCS).
“Many employees do not realize that their employer may not be paying them all the overtime required by law,” said attorney Allen Vaught, head of the firm's overtime pay violations litigation section. “Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers cannot require, or even allow, employees to work ‘off-the-clock’ or during lunch breaks without proper pay. Unfortunately, this tactic is more common in the workplace than many people might think because it saves employers money on overtime wages.”
Sunbelt Rentals, Inc. is a chain with 300 plus retail stores across the nation. Though this lawsuit specifically represents overtime pay violations at just two Sunbelt Rentals stores, it is possible that similar violations have taken place at other Sunbelt Rentals retail stores. Upon investigation, Baron and Budd attorneys have found that virtually every position at Sunbelt retail stores may be affected, such as customer service representatives, drivers, assistant store managers and dispatchers.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), all hourly employees must be paid for all hours worked, including booting up computers or preparing equipment for the day, and if the employer deducts pay for an employee's lunch period, the employee generally must be given an uninterrupted 30-minute lunch break. If an employer violates the FLSA, such as in the Sunbelt Rentals lawsuit, workers can receive their unpaid back wages in addition to liquidated damages of double the amount of back pay owed.
If you would like to learn more about overtime pay violations, please contact attorney Allen Vaught at 1.866.495.1255 or via email at avaught(at)baronbudd(dot)com. Your inquiry is free and confidential.
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