A collective/class action case that was filed in Tennessee Federal Court on behalf of migrant farm workers has been settled. Although the settlement still must be approved by the Court, the defendant has agreed to pay 2.75 million to more than 2,200 workers. The suit claimed that the workers were short changed their wages, including overtime pay. The defendant maintained their innocence in the settlement.
Hopefully, these type of cases send a message to all employers that employees must be treated fairly and that overtime is not an option. Overtime is the law and put simply it is both unethical and illegal to deny overtime to employees who have earned it.