Many of us across the country and even right here in Tennessee are struggling to make ends meet in these hard economic times. We all work the best we can to pay our bills and to provide for our loved ones. That is why it is unfortunate and even frustrating to hear about cases in which employees may not have been given the proper amount of pay for the time they work. However, this happens every day and workers at Bank of America are no exception.
The lawsuit against Bank of America was filed on June 4, 2010 and resulted in one class action lawsuit. Current and former bank tellers and other hourly employees for the last three years have claimed that Bank of America violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and state laws in California, Florida, Texas, Washington, and Kansas for not paying overtime for the employees that worked more than forty hours a week.
Instead of overtime pay, the bank was giving the employees paid time off or instructed them not to record more than forty hours on their time cards. Employees also claim that in some cases, the bank modified the tellers recorded hours to eliminate overtime. The workers in the class action lawsuit want back pay, attorney fees, and other damages for a total of more than $100 million, which would affect more than 180,000 employees at the bank’s branches.
When we go to work every day and put in the extra enough and time, it is our right to get properly paid for that time. If you or someone you love has been improperly paid for the hours they have worked or if you suspect other employment problems and issues, we encourage you to contact one of our overtime payment and employment attorneys right away. We will listen to your case and help make sure you get the pay you deserve for the work you have done.
Feel free to contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.