GREENBELT, Md. — Coach USA, the parent company of Dillon’s Bus Service, is facing a potential collective action overtime pay lawsuit in Maryland federal court. Dillon’s Bus Services and Coach USA allegedly denied employees overtime in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Maryland wage and labor laws. The lawsuit, which was filed in December of last year, is seeking back wages for violations which allegedly occurred from 2012 to 2014.
The Claim Against Coach USA
Dillon’s Bus Service provides bus services for Maryland Transit Authority in Southern Maryland. The lawsuit includes Coach USA based on belief that Coach USA had sufficient involvement with Dillon’s operations and procedures to be listed as a joint employer. Coach USA is seeking to dismiss the lawsuit or at the very least to be dismissed as a defendant.
The lawsuit was filed by two former Dillon’s employees, George Thomas and Christopher Beam. The two employees were both terminated in October 2014 allegedly after complaining to management at Dillon’s about the company’s pay practices. Those pay practices included providing pay stubs which accurately listed overtime hours worked, but did not identify an overtime wage at one and a half times the employee’s regular rate of pay.
According to the two former employees’ claims, Dillon’s employees would regularly work more than 40 hours each workweek, including during their lunch break. Yet they did not receive overtime compensation or compensation for the time spent working during their meal break. If the company did fail to properly compensate its employees for their overtime work, the fact that the employees received pay stubs with an accurate accounting of hours worked will allow for more precise and easily calculated amounts for back wages.
Employers are required to maintain accurate records of their employees’ hours and wages. The majority of employers are also required to provide accurate wage statements, or pay stubs, to their employees. These wage statements should include the total number of hours an employee works during the pay period. They generally should also include information regarding how much was paid for each of the hours worked. Wage statements are often a useful way to verify that an employee is receiving proper compensation for all hours worked and allow employees and employers to address problems with wages when they occur.
If you believe your employer has not provided accurate wage statements or has not provided proper compensation for all of the hours you work, you may have a wage or overtime pay claim. Our top-rated team of overtime pay lawyers can be reached at (855) 754-2795. Or you may complete our Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review form and our knowledgeable legal team will evaluate your claim. If we accept your case, we will represent you under our No Fee Promise. This means there are no legal fees or costs unless you receive a settlement. Time is limited for filing wage and overtime complaints so it is important to call today!