LAW Partner Steve Wolfe and Associate Missy Torgerson filed a new lawsuit seeking unpaid overtime wages against regional employer Southeast Connections, LLC. You can read a copy of the Complaint, which is pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, here: 1-0 Collective Action Complaint.
The lawsuit alleges that the plaintiffs, former Southeast Connections employees Brandon Stallworth and Jahleel Wilson, were required to work off the clock without pay. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that Stallworth, Wilson, and other laborers, pipefitters, and foremen, were required to drive back from their jobsites to the company shop each day without being paid for the time they spent on their return trips. The lawsuit alleges these employees worked more time off the clock back at the shop before leaving each day, and that they sometimes worked through their lunch breaks.
The lawsuit asks the Court to conditionally certify the case as a collective action under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The FLSA is the federal law that requires that many employees must be paid time-and-half when they work more than 40 hours per week. If a case is conditionally certified as a collective action, then courts will order the employer to provide information about other employees who may also have been denied overtime, and these employees will receive court-supervised notice of the lawsuit and a chance to join it to seek unpaid overtime wages they may be owed.
If you have questions about the overtime lawsuit against Southeast Connections, or about LAW’s work on behalf of other companies’ employees who may have been wrongfully denied overtime pay, please contact us.