RALEIGH — October 2015 saw a newly filed class action lawsuit named Tricomm Utility Services as responsible for failing to appropriately compensate their employees in a way that violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The class action claims that Tricomm intentionally misclassified employees as independent contractors to avoid paying overtime wages in addition to other employment benefits. Many of these workers were tasked with working more than 40 hours per week, meaning they should have been entitled to make the standard 1.5 times their standard wage right for hours over 40.
In addition to stripping employee rights, Tricomm also reportedly paid their workers a daily rate that did not take into account how many hours were worked. They later falsified wage statements to hide any record of their failure to pay overtime compensation.
What Is Tricomm Utility Services?
Tricomm Utility Services as part of the Tricomm Network that aims to provide networking and communication solutions to a diverse array of clients.
The company was founded in 2000 and is reportedly headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.
What Regulations Did Tricomm Violate?
Tricomm violated classification requirements of the Federal Labor Standards Act in which employees that met criteria that can be found here, are to entitled to certain overtime pay wages and additional benefits.
With these violations now being known, employees formerly classified as independent contractors are hopeful that they will be able to recover lost wages and benefits that were stripped from them due to the misclassification.
How Can I Contact An Employment Misclassification Lawyer?
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.