Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) March 26, 2013
On March 19, 2013, Plaintiffs Chasen Shoopman, Sammy L. Hope, and Christopher Brown filed an action in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana against Broadband Infrastructure Connection, LLC d/b/a Communications Unlimited Indiana (“CUI”) seeking unpaid overtime on behalf of themselves and other similarly situated employees. The Complaint alleges that Plaintiffs were not paid overtime pay for the overtime hours worked as an installer/technicians, installing cable, high-speed internet, and telephone services. Additionally, the Complaint alleges that CUI made unlawful deductions from Plaintiffs’ earned wages.
The case alleges that CUI violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and Indiana state law, and was filed on behalf of current and former installer/technicians who work or have worked for CUI. Plaintiffs allege that they and other installer/technicians were not paid properly for the overtime hours they worked under the piece-rate payment scheme the company uses to compensate its technicians. The Complaint also alleges that CUI made unlawful payroll deductions for missing equipment, damage claims, billing escrows, as well as advances for computers, tools or fuel.
Plaintiffs’ attorney Phil Gibbons stated, “CUI installation technicians work long hours each week, but are not paid all of the overtime they lawfully deserve. To make matters worse, their paychecks are subject to weekly deductions that violate Indiana law. We intend to help CUI employees recover all of the wages they are due under the law.”
Plaintiffs are represented by Philip J. Gibbons, Jr. and Andrew G. Jones from Gibbons Jones, P.C. in Indianapolis, IN and Ryan F. Stephan and Andrew C. Ficzko from the Stephan Zouras, LLP law firm in Chicago, IL.
The case was filed in the Southern District of Indiana before the Honorable Jane Magnus-Stinson. The case is entitled Shoopman et. al. v. Broadband Infrastructure Connection, LLC d/b/a Communications Unlimited Indiana, Case No. 1:13-cv-00459-JMS-DML.
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