Tennessee employees and employees all across the country work long hours these days and they deserve to be properly paid for these hours. However, many companies and businesses find ways around paying their employees the overtime they are entitled to or fail to pay it altogether. According to a new lawsuit, Darryl Long has filed a class action lawsuit against the company he works for, CPI Security Systems, Inc claiming that he and other employees were not paid overtime for the hours they worked. Darryl Long worked as a technician for the company and his job was to repair and install home security systems. Long received a flat rate for each service call he went to and for each basic installation he did, but he claims he was not paid for the overtime hours he worked.
According to the complaint that was filed, Long and several other technicians in a similar situation claim that they were denied overtime pay in violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The Fair Labor Standards Act requires that all covered employers have to pay their non-exempt employees like Long and the other technicians overtime pay for hours worked over forty in a work week.
The attorney for the plaintiffs stated that, “companies often assume that just because they pay a technician by piece rate or job rate, he is somehow excluded from the overtime laws’ protections.”
Cases similar to this one happen all too often to employees all across the United States and even right here to the employees of Tennessee. If you or someone you know has worked long hours but failed to receive overtime pay, then we recommend that you contact one of our experienced and compassionate Tennessee employment overtime pay attorneys as soon as possible. We care about our clients and will work with you to see to it that you receive the compensation you are entitled to by law.
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