KANSAS CITY, KS — Just a few months after settling an unpaid overtime class action lawsuit with over 150 employees, Sprint was hit with another lawsuit in federal court over claims that the company failed to pay workers all their due wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The action by a former salesperson and several other employees is likely to spark a new class action lawsuit, with other similarly-affected workers not part of the previous lawsuit bringing their own claims to recover unpaid overtime.
According to the latest unpaid overtime lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas in Kansas City, the plaintiff and others routinely worked an average of 45 to 50 hours per week, but did not receive overtime pay. The lead plaintiff claims tasks such as working Saturdays and fielding calls after hours contributed to her working over 40 hours, but she was never compensated for the time.
The lawsuit seeks to represent any other similarly-affected plaintiffs in Kansas, Georgia, Florida and Kentucky who did not join the class of plaintiffs who recently settled their claims with Sprint. Almost 1,000 current and former Sprint workers were eligible for the settlement earlier this year but only 156 joined. That unpaid overtime lawsuit secured $365,000 in back pay, interest, damages, and attorneys fees.
Unfortunately for the plaintiffs in the latest class action lawsuit against Sprint, their claim will not be able to rely upon the previous settlement as the company did not admit to breaking the law under the FLSA. Court documents note that Sprint agreed to settle the case only to avoid prolonged and costly litigation.
However, because the plaintiffs’ claims are almost identical to the previous class, chances are good that Sprint will eventually settle the case for the same reasons as before. Under the FLSA, companies may be liable for up to three years of back pay plus liquidated damages equal to unpaid earnings and any attorneys fees and court costs to litigate the matter.
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