Lawn Care Workers File Federal Lawsuit Over Overtime Pay

February 27, 2012 by Jim Higgins

Tennessee employees and employees all across the United States work hard for their pay and many employees work long hours in order to receive overtime pay so that they can support their loved ones. Unfortunately, many companies and businesses still find reasons not to pay their employees the overtime pay they are entitled to by law. If you or someone you work with has worked overtime hours but failed to receive overtime pay, then you should talk with a Tennessee employment overtime pay lawyer right away.

In this lawsuit, TruGreen a lawn care company based in Memphis, Tennessee is being accused by more than 10,000 of its employees for underpaying its staff. The workers claim that they were not properly paid for overtime and that sometimes the company even paid them less than minimum wage.

The TruGreen company said in a statement that, “As a matter of company policy, we do not discuss the details of pending litigation, and we look forward to responding to this case through the legal process." The lawsuit is seeking collective action status under the Fair Labor Standards Act which would mean that others could join the lawsuit. The lawsuit is also seeking three years of back pay and penalties for workers nationwide. According to the lawsuit, the company has recently changed its payroll practices. However, it is unclear if this is due to the fact that the violated the law or for another reason.

Lawsuits similar to this one occur all too frequently across the United States and even right here in Tennessee. If you or someone you know has worked overtime hours but failed to receive the proper overtime pay, then it is important that you contact one of our knowledgeable and caring Tennessee employment overtime pay attorneys as soon as possible. We care about our clients and will work with you to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve for the hours you have worked.

Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.