It is our position that Verizon Wireless expected its employees to perform this work, and could have easily paid them for it.
Detroit, MI (PRWEB) July 27, 2012
On July 24, 2012, a former Verizon Wireless call center employee, Allen Penk, filed a case in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, on behalf of himself and others similarly situated, to recover overtime pay. Penk seeks to include in the action those employees who provided customer service, support, and related services by telephone and/or internet for Verizon’s call center located in Michigan. The case is entitled Penk et al v. Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, Civ. No.: 2:12-cv-13267-MAG-LJM (Eastern District of Michigan).
The Complaint alleges that Verizon Wireless required these employees to perform unpaid work before and/or after their scheduled shift. That work included, but was not limited to, time spent booting up computers, initializing software programs, and reviewing work-related emails and intranet messages.
The plaintiffs are represented by Michele R. Fisher and Reena I. Desai of Nichols Kaster, PLLP, and David Blanchard of Nacht, Roumel, Salvatore, Blanchard, & Walker, P.C.
Michele R. Fisher, a partner at Nichols Kaster, PLLP stated, “It is our position that Verizon Wireless expected its employees to perform this work, and could have easily paid them for it. We hope to help these employees recover their unpaid wages through this lawsuit.”
Additional information about the case can be found at http://www.nka.com, or by contacting Nichols Kaster, PLLP toll free at (877) 448-0492, ext. 242 or via email at fisher(at)nka(dot)com.