A federal judge recently ordered a Memphis, Tennessee construction company to pay back dozens of workers the government claims were defrauded out of overtime pay and other wages by the defendant’s intentional misclassification of workers as “independent contractors.” Under the terms of the order, Mulrooney Enterprises will pay 94 affected workers a collective sum of $140,000 in back pay and damages and is further ordered to permanently comply with federal wage and labor laws.
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A courier for San Francisco, California-based parcel delivery company Postmates recently filed a proposed class action lawsuit in state court over allegations the startup improperly classified many workers as independent contractors to deprive them of overtime pay and other wages.
The Department of Labor recently filed a lawsuit against an Upstate New York car detailing business over claims that the company made employees work through breaks, failed to pay overtime, and went as far as to retaliate against those who spoke out against the illegal labor practices.
The United States Department of Labor and a Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts restaurant recently agreed to a settlement that will resolve wage theft claims against the business, compensating 15 current and former employees for all their back pay. In addition to the $141,132 in back wages and damages, the defendant will also pay a civil fine and agree to amend its business practices to ensure future wage theft does not take place.
North Carolina Health Care Workers Press on With Federal Class Action Lawsuit to Recover Unpaid Overtime
GREENSBORO, NC — A federal judge recently ruled an unpaid overtime lawsuit against North Carolina health care provider Cardinal Innovations can proceed as a class action to allow other similarly-affected workers to join the claim and potentially recover their lost wages.
LOS ANGELES, CA — An employee for a trendy Los Angeles juice bar recently filed a class action unpaid overtime lawsuit against the company over allegations the defendant failed to pay workers for all their time on the job and went to great lengths to conceal the illicit practice.