Pest Control Service Technicians Unpaid Wages Class Action
Stephan Zouras, LLP represents Eco Shield Pest Control service technicians and agents in a class and collective action seeking unpaid overtime wages.
On October 24, 2018, we filed a federal class and collective action lawsuit under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), as well as the Illinois Minimum Wage Law (IMWL), on behalf of all non-exempt service technicians and agents who worked for Eco Shield anytime in the last three years.
The basis for the lawsuit is Eco Shield’s company-wide failure to pay their service technicians and agents overtime, even though they regularly worked in excess of 40 hours per week.
Service technicians and agents routinely worked in excess of eight hours per day, six or seven days per week, driving to customers’ homes, completing pest control sprays, and performing additional work.
Eco Shield also failed to pay their service technicians or agents all wages earned within the time required by the IMWL.
All individuals who were employed or are currently employed by Eco Shield Pest Control as a service technician, agent or any other similarly titled position in Illinois are eligible to join this lawsuit.
If you worked as a service technician or agent for Eco Shield and have questions about your rights, please contact us.
The FLSA requires employers to pay all non-exempt employees at least the federal minimum wage and 1.5 times his or her regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 each workweek, unless the employer can prove its employees are properly classified as “exempt” from overtime pay. The law requires the employer to satisfy very specific and strict requirements to deny an employee overtime pay as an exempt professional, executive, administrator, intern or some other recognized exemption.
The FLSA also requires employers to keep accurate and complete time records of all employees. Many 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 keep accurate time records and paying for all time worked can have serious consequences. In such cases, employees are eligible to seek other damages in addition to his or her unpaid wages, including double (or ”liquidated”) damages, back interest, attorneys’ fees and costs.