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Ohio Telecom Company Sued for Not Paying Sales Staff Overtime

CINCINNATI, OH — A former outbound sales employee for Cincinnati Bell recently filed a class action unpaid overtime lawsuit against the telecom company over allegations that the defendant failed to properly calculate the overtime pay rates for workers at the business. The lawsuit asks the court to certify the claim as a class action to allow all similarly affected workers who may be owed back wages to join the claim and help hold the defendant responsible for violating federal labor and wage laws.

According to the unpaid overtime lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Cincinnati Bell violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Ohio Minimum Wage Act by paying improper overtime pay rates. Under the law, workers must receive one and a half times their average hourly rate of pay when working more than 40 hours in a week. That calculation includes not only the hourly or base pay but also any bonuses, commissions, or other cash payments made to the worker.

However, the defendants allegedly failed to include the commissions and bonuses of its outbound sales staff when making the calculations. As a result, the workers could be owed substantial amounts of money in back pay and interest as authorized under state and federal law. Furthermore, the FLSA allows wage theft victims to recover “liquidated damages” equal to their unpaid earnings as compensation for the wage theft.

While many companies facing wage theft lawsuit will outright deny responsibility or assert the violations were not intentional, the truth is that federal law only considers clerical errors as unintentional violations subject to reduced statute of limitations and recovery periods for wage theft victims. Additionally, the FLSA allows courts to impose injunctions on defendants that require the business put in place new measures ensure future compliance with federal labor laws. The FLSA allows workers to recover up to three years of unpaid wages, interest, liquidated damages, and attorneys fees to cover the cost of litigation.

Salesperson 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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