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17 Apr 2017

CHICAGO — An auto repair technician for Carx in Illinois recently filed a class action unpaid overtime lawsuit on behalf of himself and other techs claiming the defendant forced employees to clock out and perform work off the clock, depriving the plaintiffs of overtime wages. Plaintiffs named Carx’s parent company Brex Inc.and two other individuals as named defendants to the claim in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

The complaint alleges that between August 2015 and December 2016, the lead plaintiff’s employer required employees to clock out at the end of their scheduled shift time but also complete repairs, essentially forcing employees to work for free. Additionally, plaintiffs did not receive one and a half times their regular hourly rate for time spent on the job, further exacerbating financial strains on the workers.

The class action unpaid overtime lawsuit alleges the defendants violated the Illinois Minimum Wage Law and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and hopes to represent the legal interest of any other similarly affected individuals employed by the defendant over the past three years. Under state and federal wage laws, wage theft victims able to meet pleading standards may band together in class actions and collective actions to recover their lost wages and send a message to other unscrupulous companies.

When Does My Job Have to Pay Overtime?

 Under the FLSA, almost all hourly workers are entitled to earn at least one and a half times their regular hourly rate of pay for time spent on the job above the 40-hour overtime threshold and have all their work hours recorded. While workers expect to be paid for all their hours on the job, there is no shortage of creative excuses by employers as to why some employees may be overtime exempt.

Only certain classes of workers defined under the FLSA may be placed on a fixed salary and must perform certain duties essential to the business’ operations to qualify. However, overtime pay allegations often accuse defendants of various schemes, including intentionally misclassifying employees and fabricating necessary job duties.

Auto Technician Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit

 Call (855) 754-2795 or complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review form on the top right of this page if you believe that your wage rights are being violated under the FLSA. Our top-rated team of unpaid wage lawyers will evaluate your situation to determine your best course of action to help you seek justice.

Our office will also determine if it is in your best interest to file a lawsuit against your employer. Because strict time limitations apply for filing these types of claims, we advise you contact our experienced unpaid overtime wage attorneys at your earliest convenience and preserve your legal rights.

Miami Judge Rejects Rapper Birdman’s Motion to Dismiss Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit on Technicality

 A Miami-Dade County Circuit Court judge recently rejected a motion from attorneys for rapper Birdman calling on the court to dismiss an unpaid overtime lawsuit on a technicality, claiming process servers failed to properly serve the claim on the entertainer. With that ruling, the plaintiff in the case can proceed with his $300,000 lawsuit claiming the rapper failed to pay wages for several years while living on the defendant’s estate.

In his motion, the plaintiff argued that process servers for the plaintiff improperly handed the complaint to a security guard at the rapper’s $15 million Palm Beach estate, a violation of Florida’s rules of civil procedure. The defendant’s attorney asserted that representatives for the plaintiff needed to deliver copies of the unpaid overtime lawsuit to someone actually residing in the home, not a groundskeeper, security guard, or other employee.

Fortunately for the plaintiff, the judge balked at the defendant’s argument and allowed the overtime lawsuit to proceed. The ruling is just the latest event in a saga dating back to 2015 when the plaintiff initially filed the suit, after withdrawing the complaint in February 2016 before filing a revised lawsuit in August 2016.

Plaintiff Claims Rap Star Never Paid Wages for Grueling Work

 According to the unpaid overtime lawsuit, the plaintiff lived on the Birdman’s estate for about two years, performing various domestic tasks for which he was never compensated, particularly overtime wages. In statements, the plaintiff claims he frequently worked 70-hour weeks but never saw any wages from the plaintiff.

The defendant claims the defendant was a so-called “hanger on” living on the property when purchased by the rapper in 2012. Furthermore, the defendant claims he initially had no knowledge the plaintiff even resided on his property and spent months attempting to evict the man from his estate. The plaintiffs suit asks for unpaid wages with interest, penalties, and attorneys fees to cover the cost of litigation under Florida state labor and wage laws.

Caretaker Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit

 Call (855) 754-2795 or complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review form on the top right of this page if you feel that your wage rights are being violated under the FLSA. Our top-rated team of unpaid wage lawyers will evaluate your situation to determine your best course of action to help you seek justice.

Our office will also determine if it is in your best interest to file a lawsuit against your employer. Because strict time limitations apply for filing these types of claims, we advise you contact our experienced unpaid overtime wage attorneys at your earliest convenience and preserve your legal rights.

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