CINCINNATI — As of August 25, 2015 Self-Reliance Inc. is faced with a class action lawsuit alleging that they failed to properly pay their Direct Care Staff employees overtime compensation as outlined by the Fair Labor Standards Act.
In addition to alleging FLSA violations, the lawsuit also claims that Self-Reliance violated several Ohio state wage laws.
The lawsuit specifies that Self-Reliance intentionally avoided paying overtime wages at the required rate of one-and-a-half times the standard rate when their workers went beyond the standard 40 hour work week.
The lawsuit has yet to go to trial and is currently pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
What Fair Labor Standards Act Violations Did Self-Reliance Commit?27
FLSA overtime requirements state that when a worker works over 40 hours in a week they will begin receiving overtime compensation for the hours over 40 worked.
This compensation is to be a time-and-a-half more than the standard wage for a worker, however, Self-Reliance Inc. allegedly did not pay their employees who worked overtime more than the standard wage that was typically paid.
This failure to compensate deems effected employees eligible to recover compensation that they were owed due to the accumulation of their overtime hours.
Who Can Handle A Fair Labor Standards Act Overtime Lawsuit?
Many employees are being unlawfully denied wages by employers. If you feel that you fit this description, you should call (855) 754-2795 or complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review form on the top right of this page.