The Fair Labor Standard Act is meant to protect workers from this kind of abuse. R&R Solutions benefited from the long hours their employees were required to work for weeks or months at a time but refused to pay them for any of the overtime.
Fayetteville, AR (PRWEB) March 19, 2013
On March 13, 2013, Plaintiff John Eggleston filed a lawsuit in federal court against R&R Packaging, Inc., d/b/a R&R Solutions, on behalf of himself and other similarly situated employees. Eggleston worked as a field technician. As a field technician, his job was to install and configure networking equipment, cabling, switches, routers, registers, access points, point of sales (POS) systems and hardware, monitors, and wireless devices on Defendant’s behalf, at commercial sites.
According to the complaint, Eggleston, and all similarly situated employees, were paid on either a fixed per-site, per-day or per-week basis, depending on the project, and were not paid for the overtime hours he worked. The complaint alleges that in addition to Defendant failing to pay Plaintiff and those similarly situated for overtime hours they worked on-site, Defendant also failed to properly compensate them for the time spent traveling to, and in between Defendant’s worksites.
The Complaint, filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, alleges that Eggleston and other similarly situated field technicians were unlawfully denied overtime pay in violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The Fair Labor Standards Act requires all covered employers to pay its non-exempt employees, like Eggleston and the other technicians, overtime compensation for hours worked over 40 in a work week. According to the Complaint, Defendant R&R Packaging contracts with companies such as JC Penny, Kohl’s, McDonald’s, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and others to provide the services described above.
Plaintiffs’ attorney Curtis Zaun stated, “The Fair Labor Standard Act is meant to protect workers from this kind of abuse. R&R Solutions benefited from the long hours their employees were required to work for weeks or months at a time but refused to pay them for any of the overtime. And when Mr. Eggleston complained about this illegal conduct he was told to find another job if he didn’t like how he was paid.”
Plaintiffs are represented by Matthew H. Morgan and Curtis P. Zaun from Nichols Kaster, PLLP in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and John Holleman from Holleman & Associates, P.A. in Little Rock, Arkansas.
The case was filed in the Western District of Arkansas and is entitled Eggleston et al. v. R&R Packaging, Inc. Court File No. 5:13-cv-05053-JLH. Additional information may be found at http://www.nka.com or by calling Nichols Kaster, PLLP toll free at (877) 448-0492, extension 271.