Tennessee workers and workers all over the country deserve to be paid overtime pay when they work more than forty hours in one week. Unfortunately, some companies try to find ways around paying their workers the overtime pay they are entitled to. Some companies even deny not paying their workers overtime pay. If you or someone you know has worked your overtime hours and failed to receive overtime pay, then you should talk to a Tennessee employment overtime law firm as soon as possible. They will hear your case and make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to by law.
According to this lawsuit, security agents that were employed by the Las Vegas Sands gaming Corporation, claim that they worked over forty hours a week and often over one hundred and fifty a week and the driver, Kwame Luangisa, claims he is owed more than $100,000 in unpaid overtime. However, the Las Vegas Sands Corporation and their CEO Sheldon Adelson deny these allegations and their attorneys claim that Luangisa was a salaried employee who was fired in March of this year.
The Corporation stated that the “Plaintiff has been paid all wages due and the plaintiff was properly exempt from federal overtime requirements.” The Corporation also claims that Mr. Luangisa did not speak with any of the defendants about the subject of the lawsuit before filing the lawsuit. The defendants only first heard about the lawsuit after it was published in the newspaper, according to the lawsuit.
Also, the corporation and their attorneys claim that Luangisa was never individually employed by Adelson yet he chose to name him as a defendant in the lawsuit. Attorneys for the corporation claim that including Adelson in the lawsuit was an attempt to create negative publicity about him as shown by how quickly it was published in the newspaper and that Luangisa is also currently involved in two other lawsuits against Adelson and that Luangisa’s claims have nothing to do with his Fair Labor Standards Act claim and have to do with allegations about Luangisa resigning in March after an abusive outburst by Adelson.
Defendants are seeking to have Adelson dismissed from the case and claim that any claims about violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act were not intentional.
Cases similar to this one happen all too often all across the country and even to Tennessee workers. If you or someone you care about has put in overtime hours and not received your overtime pay, then we encourage you to contact one of our compassionate and knowledgeable Tennessee employment overtime lawyer immediately. We care about our clients and will make sure that you get the compensation you deserve for your hard work. Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.