Federal law requires employers to pay their hourly employees overtime, unless they qualify for an exemption.
Columbia, SC (PRWEB) June 30, 2011
On June 27, 2011, Plaintiff Donald S. Winn filed a putative collective action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina against Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. Winn worked as a “Shop Planner” who kept track of project plans as other employees checked the plans in and out to perform work on the projects. The Complaint alleges that the Plaintiff and other similarly situated employees were paid on an hourly basis but did not receive time-and-a-half pay for the overtime hours they worked, as required by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
Charles G. Frohman, an attorney at Nichols Kaster, PLLP stated, "Federal law requires employers to pay their hourly employees overtime, unless they qualify for an exemption. We are unaware of any exemption that could conceivably apply to Mr. Winn and other hourly employees who worked as planners.”
The case is titled Winn, et al. v. Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., Case No. 2:11-cv-01571 (D.S.C.). The employees are represented by Charles G. Frohman and Matthew H. Morgan of Nichols Kaster, PLLP in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They are also represented by E. Brandon Gaskins of Hagood & Kerr, PA in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Additional information about the case can be found at http://www.nka.com or by contacting Nichols Kaster, PLLP toll-free at 1-877-448-0492.