Our Riverside, California Employment Attorneys have been following a recent wage and hour class-action lawsuit settlement--where Charter Communications has agreed to compensate California field technicians and technicians in other states $18 million, after being accused of failing to pay the technicians overtime as well as other wages earned.
According to the lawsuit, in 2008, a field technician at a Charter Communication office in Janesville, sued the company in a federal collection action, to fight for overtime and unpaid wage compensation for around 8,000 former and current Charter employees.
This class action case claims that Charter violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by neglecting to pay field technicians assigned with Charter vehicles for a number of tasks surrounding the vehicles--loading and unloading the Charter vehicle, paying for time spent traveling, for before work activities, stocking and collecting equipment, vehicle cleaning, reconciling inventories of equipment, and completing logs that document work activity. The class action lawsuit reportedly involves field technicians who had a Charter vehicle assigned to them, and were responsible for keeping the Charter vehicle at home overnight, anytime after March 15, 2005.
The wage and hour class action lawsuit settlement includes former and current employees for Charter from California, Missouri, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Washington, Nebraska along with other states, during specified class periods.
Charter has denied any liability under the settlement, and claims that they have a policy in place that pays its hourly employees for all time worked.
In Orange County, California, Howard Law, PC represents employees in class action wage and hour lawsuits, who have been wrongfully deprived of wages and are seeking recovery. Let our team of experienced California Labor & Employment Attorneys aggressively represent you and protect your rights. Call today for a free consultation at 1-800-872-5925.
Charter Agrees to Pay $18M to Settle Pay Lawsuit, Milwaukee Business Journal, June 10, 2010
Charter and Plaintiffs Announce Settlement of Class Action Lawsuit, Market Watch, June 10, 2010
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