A former employee from George Washington University filed a case in federal court on behalf of all employees who recently had their job titles reclassified. This means that the University recently admitted that their employees were covered but the Fair Labor Standards Act and that the employees were eligible for overtime pay. Because the jobs were reclassified, the workers are left with months of overtime payment that they have never received.
They are now suing on order to obtain the money that they should have been given in the past. The complaint claims that the University failed to pay employees overtime wages for many years because they claimed that their employees were exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act . Once the government acknowledged that employees have the right to overtime, the University made small payments based on estimates for every worker who had been working overtime.
The University allegedly underpaid its employees, and they are now seeking fair compensation. If you have been cheated because your company was previously not under the Fair Labor Standards Act but was reclassified to be included, then you may have the right to sue as well. In order to take action, you need to fill out a consent to sue form and send it to your labor and employment attorney.
The court is currently looking at the battling parties in this case to determine whether or not employees should gain more compensation then the University has offered so far. When you file an overtime lawsuit like this one, you may be able to get back overtime pay and an equal amount of liquidated damages. The company may also be forced to pay for your attorneys’ fees and any costs that are associated with the case. Talk to an employment lawyer today if you need any more information about the Fair Labor Standards Act!