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Class Action Overtime Pay Lawsuit Against Auto Glass Manufacturer Continues to Grow

CLEVELAND — Four more former auto parts manufacturers recently joined a proposed class action lawsuit against an Ohio auto glass manufacturer alleging the company failed to pay 100 workers for all their hours spent on the job, including overtime wages required under federal law. The complaint names Fuyao Glass America, owned by Chinese-based corporation, and seeks numerous damages for back pay and failure to provide accurate pay statements detailing all the hours worked by the employees and their wages earned.

Originally filed in June 2016 in in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the class action unpaid overtime lawsuit claims the defendant made automatic deductions to worker time cards for meal breaks many employees either had to cut short or not take at all. The lead plaintiff alleged she frequently had to wait to be relieved by another worker before she could take her scheduled break but still had to return at her shift as noted on the schedule.

As a result, as many as 100 current and former workers may have been denied overtime wages when they worked more than 40 hours during the workweek. While the employees may not have worked over 40 hours on paper, the fact that they did not take their breaks but nonetheless had hours deducted may explain the shortcomings in their wages.

Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), it is the employer’s responsibility to maintain an accurate time keeping system to properly record all of its workers’ hours. Furthermore, when an employee works overtime, he or she is entitled to one and a half times his or her average hourly wage.

The FLSA provides wage theft victims with civil remedies to hold their employers responsible for failure to follow state and federal wage laws through unpaid overtime lawsuits. Claims can recover back pay with interest, liquidated damages, attorneys fees, and court costs to litigate the matter and prevent future wage theft.

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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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