Communication Unlimited Indiana Employees Seek Unpaid Wages

Tuesday, March 26 - 2013

On March 19, 2013 we filed suit against Communications Unlimited Indiana (CUI) in efforts to recover unpaid wages for all cable technicians and installers.  Plaintiffs allege that CUI violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as Indiana state law by failing to properly pay the overtime hours worked under the piece-rate payment scheme the company users to compensate its technicians.  In addition, the complaint alleges that CUI made unlawful payroll deductions for missing equipment, damage claims, billing escrows, as well as advances for computers, tools, or fuel. 
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay employees 1 1/2 times their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 each workweek unless they are properly classified as "exempt." The law requires the employer to satisfy very strict requirements to properly classify an employee as an exempt professional, executive, administrator, intern or some other recognized category of exemption.
The FLSA also requires employers to keep accurate time records of all employees. Some employers try to skirt the law by paying only for "scheduled" time worked or paying based on an estimated or otherwise inaccurate time. An employer’s failure to make and maintain accurate time records and paying for all time worked can have serious consequences.

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