In Tennessee, and all over the United States employees work hard for their money to help support and care for their loved ones. Many employees even put in extra hours. Unfortunately however, sometimes these employees do not get pay the overtime they deserve because employers find ways around these laws. If you or someone you work with feels that you were denied overtime pay or that your rights were not upheld, then you should speak to a Tennessee employment and overtime pay lawyer as soon as possible.
According to this case, the family who the four employees filed a lawsuit against owns three car washes. The lawsuit claims that the Damavandi family did not pay its employees overtime or allow time for proper breaks for water and lunch. One of the employees, Marcial Hernandez, states that, he often worked fifty hours a week and was paid for forty.
This lawsuit is one in a series of lawsuits filed for car wash employees since 2008 in an attempt by unions and immigrant advocates to improve conditions. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund filed a class action lawsuit for the four car wash employees claiming that the Damavandi family made employees arrive early but only clock in when there were enough cars to wash.
It is expected that at least more than one hundred former and current employees will be part of the class action lawsuit, making unpaid wage damages to be well “into seven figures”, according to the lawsuit.
Cases just like this one happen all too often to employees all across the United States and even to the employees in Tennessee. If you or someone you know feels that you have not been paid properly for the overtime hours you have worked, we encourage you to contact one of our caring and knowledgeable Tennessee employment and overtime pay attorneys immediately. We will answer any questions you may have and work with you to make sure you get the compensation that is rightfully yours.
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