The defendants paid their employees an hourly rate, but did not pay them the legally-required time and a half for their overtime.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 27, 2012
On August 21, 2012, a former asset servicing professional for MMC Group, LP filed a proposed collective action lawsuit in Texas federal court, alleging that the professional staffing provider unlawfully failed to pay her proper overtime wages.
The lawsuit alleges that MMC Group violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay time-and-a-half overtime to its employees who worked on projects supporting the FDIC with bank closings and other services. According to the Complaint, MMC Group paid these employees on an hourly basis, but violated the law by paying them only “straight time” for their overtime rather than the required time and a half.
MMC Group, which is headquartered in Irving, Texas, provides professional and workforce management services and solutions to public and private organizations throughout the country. According to the Complaint, the company contracted with the FDIC to perform bank closings and receivership assistance services for failing financial institutions nationwide. Also named as defendants in the Complaint are two of MMC Group’s affiliate companies, C.D. Mitchell & Company and Mir Mitchell & Company.
Andrew Chase, who represents the plaintiff, stated, “The law is straightforward: employees who are paid by the hour must also be paid time and a half for all overtime hours worked. The defendants paid their employees an hourly rate, but did not pay them the legally-required time and a half for their overtime. The employees in this case worked long hours, and we intend to recover all the unpaid overtime wages they are owed.”
The plaintiff is represented by Paul J. Lukas and Andrew G. Chase from Nichols Kaster, PLLP in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The case was filed in federal court in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and is titled Lyons v. MMC Group, LP et al., Court File No. 4:12-cv-02506.
Additional information about this case can be found at http://www.nka.com or by contacting Nichols Kaster, PLLP, toll-free at (877) 448-0492.