DETROIT — Rex Performance Products, its parent company, and employed officers were recently named in a 2016 lawsuit alleging that employees were denied wages and overtime benefits in accordance to their employee entitlements as stated in the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Employees ranging from shift leaders and technicians to laborers and operators are named as plaintiffs on the complaint with each working at the company over the last three years. These employees allege that although they regularly were tasked with working over 40 hours per week, they were never paid their time-and-a-half overtime wage for pre-shift preparation time.
Plaintiffs were forced to show up to their shifts up to fifteen minutes early to execute inspections and attend meetings but were never properly compensated for the time. While not officially on the clock, if an employee is performing work that is beneficial or profitable to their company, they are entitled to compensation.
What Is Rex Performance Products?
Rex Performance Products is a polyethylene foam manufacturer that is based in Marysville, Michigan. The company is relatively new to the market and has reported expansion efforts although they are being subjected to current employment lawsuits.
What Rules Did Rex Performance Products Break?
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, any time that a worker is required to be on-site or tasked with any duties that directly benefit the company, they are eligible to receive compensation for their work.
This rule covers requirements to be on-site prior to a shift in order to inspect or prepare equipment or discuss work matters. These time commitments, regardless of their size must be taken into consideration when employers are compensating their employees.
How Can I Contact An Overtime Wage Attorney?
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.