SOUTHFIELD, MI (PRWEB) April 04, 2013
1-800-LAW-FIRM is suing Garda based on complaints of many drivers. Allegedly, they have ignored and rewritten State and Federal laws, and only pay overtime after 50 hours of work. One by one, men and women who are past and present workers from the national company are coming forward from around the country to say that they, too, have been withheld overtime pay from Garda, the armored car company with over 180+ locations nationwide. States with a Garda office from coast to coast include:
Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Ari Kresch, CEO and founder of 1-800-LAW-FIRM, PLLC headquartered in Southfield, MI is suing Garda CL Great Lakes Inc., for allegedly withholding overtime premium pay from its workers who put in more than 40 hours and should receive premium pay according to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA.) So far, a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of drivers in Michigan and Ohio.
The lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of Michigan (case number 13-10353) alleges that Garda is responsible for:
(i) Unpaid wages from defendant for overtime work for which they did not receive overtime pay as required by law, and
(ii) Liquidated damages pursuant to the FLSA, 29 U.S.C. §§ 201 et seq., because the defendant’s violations were willful.
1-800-LAW-FIRM, PLLC is requesting jury trials so that Plaintiffs and the Collective Action Members, encompassing other employees can be entitled to recover from Garda their alleged unpaid overtime compensation, etc.
MEDIA NOTE: Plaintiffs are available for interviews, along with 1-800-LAWFIRM, PLLC, CEO and founder, Ari Kresch.
MEDIA CONTACTS: Mort Meisner Associates for 1-800-LAW-FIRM, PLLC; 248-545-2222 or Kristin Schenden; 248-895-5638.
Note: The case is filed in the Eastern District of Michigan under Case Number 2:2013cv10353.