Stephan Zouras, LLP Represents Verizon Workers in Unpaid Wages Lawsuit

Tuesday, September 20 - 2016

On September 9, 2016, Stephan Zouras, LLP filed a class and collective action on behalf of former wireline workers employed by Verizon.  Plaintiffs allege that Verizon and other companies including TesInc and Evans Splicing violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by paying them at a straight rate instead of the required overtime rate (1 1/2 (x) their straight rate) for hours worked above 40 per week.  If you worked for one of these companies and would like to join the case or want more information on your rights, please contact us.
All too often, employers try to take advantage of their employees by not properly compensating them for time worked in violation of federal and state law. 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. Read here for more information on the new overtime laws effective 12/1/2016.
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.  In such cases, employees are eligible to seek damages in addition to all unpaid wages including double (or "liquidated") damages, back interest, attorney's fees and costs.

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