MACON, Ga. — A 2016 class action lawsuit was filed against Compliance Staffing Agency and Elite Storage Solutions alleging both companies failed to maintain proper overtime pay FLSA standards. Employees of the companies who are serving as the class actions’ plaintiffs claim that while they regularly worked more than the standard 40 hours per week, they were never compensated as required by the FLSA.
The plaintiffs report that Compliance and Elite Storage intentionally misclassified their employees as independent contractors to allow themselves to avoid being subjected to various federal and state laws. In addition to avoiding these laws, the misclassification was also used to avoid taxes, unemployment insurance, and workers compensation obligations.
The class action is attempting to consolidate lawsuits for all employees who were subjected to overtime pay mismanagement over the previous three years. While this lawsuit is not currently going through active trial proceedings, it is pending awaiting further legal action in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.
What Type of Company Is Elite Storage Solutions?
Elite Storage Solutions has been a family owned material handling company since its founding 28 years ago. The company is part of a partnership with JENNMAR and has expanded its services across the US, Canada, Latin America, China, and Australia.
What FLSA Rules Did Elite Storage Solutions Break?
The United States Department of Labor identifies the misclassification of employees as independent contractors as one of the most serious problems that employees must face. These employees are often “denied access to critical benefits and protections to which they are entitled” which may include minimum wage, overtime pay, various leaves, unemployment insurance, and compliance of safe workplace standards.
While misclassified, these workers often meet the qualifications to be labeled as standard company employees. If employees are deemed as misclassified, they will have the ability to recover damages for all the benefits that were withheld from them, most often including extensive overtime pay wages.
How Can I Contact An Attorney For Overtime Wage Lawsuits?
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.