On December 13, 2018, Stephan Zouras, LLP filed a class and collective class action lawsuit under Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Illinois Minimum Wage Law (IMWL) against The Parc at Joliet, LLC.
We represent current and former hands-on patient care employees of The Parc at Joliet who we contend we deprived of earned overtime wages.
We allege that The Parc at Joliet, in direct violation of the FLSA and the IMWL, failed to pay their employees overtime wages for hours worked in excess of 40 in given workweeks. Moreover, we contend that The Parc at Joliet allowed their employees to experience interrupted meal breaks without properly tracking or paying them for time worked.
Instead, The Parc at Joliet made improper, automatic deductions of 30-minutes from each hourly employees’ shift, therefore denying them full wages for working meal breaks.
In addition to violating federal and state laws, we contend that The Parc at Joliet failed to pay employees their 90-day sign-on bonus of $1,500, despite promising to do so at hire.
Anyone who worked as a full-time hands-on patient care employee for The Parc at Joliet at any time in the three (3) years preceding the filing of the lawsuit is eligible to participate in this lawsuit.
In addition to our lawsuit for unpaid earned wages, we are pursuing an action for money damages against The Parc at Joliet in connection with its use of a fingerprint scanner when employees clock-in and out. We allege that The Parc at Joliet, among other things, failed to give adequate notice or obtain written consent before colleting employee fingerprints, or post a biometric data retention policy, all in violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).
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