Fair Pay Through Employment Class Actions
Getting fair pay for all of the hours you work is a fundamental right that all employees have. If your employer requires you to do work off the clock, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. There are two basic requirements that all class actions must meet. First, the complaint must affect a large group of people, not just one person or a small group. Second, the group affected must be large enough that filing individual cases would be impractical. If your situation meets these requirements, you should contact The Downey Law Firm by calling 610-470-5111 or by filling out the online contact form.
Common Types Of Class Action Lawsuits
Employment class action lawsuits are common across the country at mid-size companies as well as companies as large as Walmart. Common issues that lead to class action lawsuits include:
- Automatically deducting 30 minutes for lunch whether you are working or not.
- Failing to pay you for time spent putting on or taking off equipment.
- Failing to pay you for time spent cleaning a work area or putting things away.
- Misclassifying regular employees as contractors.
- Misclassifying regular employees as managers and putting them on a salary to avoid paying overtime.
These are just a few of the most common reasons that class actions are filed. If you are doing required, job-related work, you should probably be getting paid for it.