CASES WE HANDLE/

The cases handled by the seasoned litigators at Feldman Legal Group show our winning results. We fight for our clients’ rights and get them the compensation they deserve. Here are some details about a number of cases we successfully handled.

PENDING - Lawsuit for Overtime Wages Owed by Managed Labor Solutions /

Have you worked overtime for Managed Labor Solutions (MLS)  in the past three years? Did MLS somehow alter, edit or remove hours from your time sheet? You may be eligible to join this collective action case.

This lawsuit seeks to recover overtime wages for all present and former drivers, transporters, cleaners, vehicle service attendants (VSA’s) for all hours worked over 40 in each and every workweek in the past 3 years at rates of time and one half the employee’s regular rates of pay.  The lawsuit also seeks to recover double the sum of the wages owed to all persons as liquidated damages, plus payment of all attorney’s fees and costs and expenses.

Details About the Managed Labors Solutions Case – Shawn Poliner v. Managed Labors Solutions, LLC/

CASE: Shawn Poliner, v. MANAGED LABOR SOLUTIONS LLC (MLS), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) OVERTIME WAGE Collective Action Lawsuit for class of all hourly employees including drivers, transporters, VSA’s, Cleaners working for MLS pending in the US District Court Middle District of Florida.

The lawsuit alleges a plan and scheme by Managed Labor Solutions (MLS) to evade and avoid paying required overtime wages to all hard-working laborers including drivers, transporters, cleaners, VSA’s working for the company in the preceding 3 years to the present.

Changed Timesheets

The lawsuit alleges that MLS maintained a willful unlawful practice of editing, altering and removing hours worked from time sheets filled in by employees, and in purposefully shaving overtime hours from the pay of Poliner and all other similarly situated workers.

Working Through Lunch

The lawsuit also alleges that employees routinely worked during the 30 minute provided lunch break, but that MLS unlawfully and willfully automatically deducted 30 minutes or more from each day regardless of whether the employee had to work through the meal break, causing loss of pay, specifically overtime wages due and owing. The FLSA requires any deductible break to be at least 20 minutes of uninterrupted time, totally free of work activities.

A Pattern at MLS

Poliner alleges that he examined time sheets and compared them to paystubs and paychecks and noted routine discrepancies resulting in him getting paid less than the hours on the time sheets, including and especially when it came to overtime hours, and facts which were corroborated by a human resources employee. Furthermore, Managed Labor Solutions has a history of this same unlawful conduct, having been sued in the past over similar unlawful pay practices and FLSA violations, and to which MLS settled with the plaintiff and paid him back wages.

Our Investigation for this Case

As part of our continuing investigation into the alleged FLSA wage violations by Managed Labor Solutions and in an effort to gather evidence in support of our position and corroborate facts about its pay practices, we are in need of speaking to as many present and former drivers, transporters, VSA’s, cleaner and all other hourly paid employees. We seek to determine if the positions and job duties/requirements are similar for all the various job titles used, as well to investigate and determine if the alleged unlawful pay practice at issue here is pervasive and long standing at MLS and for all hourly paid positions.

Are you someone who has valuable information as a witness to the alleged unlawful pay practices? If so, contact an attorney at Feldman Legal Group.

**The FLSA also makes it unlawful to retaliate or discriminate against any person or employee who makes a claim for overtime wages, including participating in any class or collective action to recover overtime wages.

View the Poliner v. Managed Labor Solutions Complaint (pdf)

View more details about this case here: https://mlsclassovertimepay.com

CLASS ACTION FILING - Justice for Workers of Managed Labor Solutions /

Pay violations and health insurance benefits violations at MLS.

Feldman Legal Group files class action on behalf of all drivers, transporters, cleaners and shuttle bus drivers for MLS. MLS failed to provide health insurance benefits in violation of ERISA and ACA, and other deceptive and unjust pay practices. If you worked at any time for MLS, we want to speak with you. The case is Poliner v. Managed Labor Solutions, LLC. US District Court, Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division.

Have You Worked as a Driver, Transporter, Cleaner or VSA for Managed Labors Solutions?/

This case involves all present and former drivers, transporters, cleaners, vehicle service attendants who have worked over 40 hours a week during any workweek in the past 3 years. If you are were not paid a premium (overtime pay) for all hours worked, the attorneys at Feldman Legal Group want to speak to you about your work experience.

DO YOU HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT OVERTIME PAY PRACTICES AT MLS?

If you have any information you would like to share, or if we can discuss your work experience with MLS, please contact our team at Feldman Legal Group.  Let us know your available days and times, including nights or weekends, to best call you, and the number to reach you at.

PENDING - Lawsuit for Overtime Wages Owed by Verizon Connect Fleet /

Have you worked overtime for Verizon Connect in the past three years? Did Verizon Connect somehow prevent you from getting full payment for the overtime, or prevent you from taking your paid breaks for lunch? You may be eligible to join this collective action case.

The lawsuit seeks to recover overtime wages for all present and former Inside Sales Reps, including but not limited to all Business Development Representatives (BDRs), for all hours worked over 40 in each and every workweek in the past 3 years at rates of time and one half the employee’s regular rates of pay (which must include the value of all commissions/bonuses earned).  The lawsuit also seeks to recover double the sum of the wages owed to all persons as liquidated damages, plus payment of all attorney’s fees and costs and expenses.

Details About the Verizon Connect Case/

CASE: Lauren Garnick and Tshacha Romeo V. VERIZON CONNECT FLEET USA, LLC FLSA Collective Action for Recovery of Overtime Wages, US District Court, Middle District Of Florida, Case No: 8:20-cv-01474

The lawsuit alleges a plan and scheme by Verizon Connect to evade and avoid paying required overtime wages to all inside sales reps, including BDRs, working for the company in the preceding 3 years to the present. The lawsuit alleges that the Company had a de facto policy against employees reporting all overtime hours, and a policy and practice of permitting employees to suffer to work off the clock for overtime hours, both of which would be unlawful.

Working Through Lunch

The lawsuit also alleges that employees routinely worked during the 1 hour provided lunch break which would cause each and every person to incur compensable, unpaid overtime wages, and that the company did not provide any real means to report and claim these overtime hours, up to 5 hours per week, and other compensable overtime time minutes and hours.

Unrecorded Work Hours

Plaintiffs Garnick and Romeo also allege they incurred work hours unreported and unpaid coming in work early, staying late, and handling phone calls and emails outside of the office.

Company with History of Unlawful Pay Practices

Verizon Connect, as successor and purchaser of Fleetmatics, has inherited a company with past similar unlawful pay practices against BDR by failing to pay overtime wages as seen in the case of Gillard, Stramiello and Pate v. Fleetmatics USA LLC, Case no. 8:16-cv-00081, settled for $2.1 million dollars in November 2016.

Our Investigation for this Case

As part of our continuing investigation into the alleged FLSA wage violations by Verizon Connect and gather evidence in support of our position and corroborate facts about its pay practices, we are in need of speaking to as many present and former BDRs and all other inside sales reps. We seek to determine if the positions and job duties/requirements are similar for all the various job titles used, as well to investigate and determine if the alleged unlawful pay practice at issue here is pervasive and long standing at Verizon Connect.

Are you someone who has valuable information as a witness to the alleged unlawful pay practices? If so, contact an attorney at Feldman Legal Group.

**The FLSA also makes it unlawful to retaliate or discriminate against any person or employee who makes a claim for overtime wages, including participating in any class or collective action to recover overtime wages.

View the Garnick and Romeo v. Verizon Connect Complaint (pdf)

View more details about this case here: http://verizonconnectbdrotcase.com

Have You Worked as Sales Rep at Verizon Connect? /

This case involves all present and former Inside Sales Representatives and Business Development Representatives who have worked over 40 hours a week during any workweek in the past 3 years. If you are were not paid a premium (overtime pay) for all hours worked, the attorneys at Feldman Legal Group want to speak to you about your work experience.

DO YOU HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT OVERTIME PAY PRACTICES AT VERIZON CONNECT?

If you have any information you would like to share, or if we can discuss your work experience with Verizon Connect, please contact our team at Feldman Legal Group. Let us know your available days and times, including nights or weekends, to best call you, and the number to reach you at.

PENDING - Lawsuit for Overtime Wages Owed by Partsbase, Inc. (d/b/a Govgistics, Inc.)/

Employment law attorneys with extensive experience in class action cases at Feldman Legal Group are providing legal representation in an FLSA class overtime wage lawsuit for inside sales reps of Partsbase Inc. (d/b/a Govgistics Inc). for recovery minimum wages and overtime wages and other damages.

Details About the Partsbase Case - Shawn Martin v. Partsbase Inc. d/b/a Govistics Inc./

CASE:  Shawn Martin v. Partsbase Inc. d/b/a Govistics Inc., United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, Case No: 9:20-cv-80235-DMM

The lawsuit, by Shawn Martin, seeks to recover for all present and former inside sales representatives, minimum wages for every hour that inside sales representatives worked in the prior 3 years to the present and continuing, plus an equal sum in liquidated damages.  The lawsuit also seeks to recover for all present and former inside sales representatives, overtime wages for all hours worked at rates of time and one half the employees regular rates of pay (which must include the value of all commissions earned).

The lawsuit alleges a plan and scheme by Partsbase and Govgistics to evade and avoid paying the FLSA required overtime wages to all inside sales representatives working for the company in the preceding 3 years to the present.  The lawsuit alleges that the Company had a De Facto policy against inside sales representatives reporting all overtime hours, and a policy and practice of permitting employees to suffer to work off the clock for overtime hours, both of which would be unlawful.  The lawsuit seeks to recover an equal sum in overtime wages as liquidated damages, plus attorney’s fees and costs.

The lawsuit alleges that Partsbase and Govgistics did not permit inside sales representatives the right to keep their base wages of hourly pay, “free and clear” as required by the FLSA, and instead treated these wages as a draw (loan) against future commissions, in violation of the FLSA.

Finally, the class action lawsuit seeks to recover for all present and former inside sales representatives, the base hourly wages promised and agreed to be paid by Partsbase and Govgistics pursuant to claims of violation of Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, Conversion, and Unjust Enrichment.

Retaliation against current and former employees for asserting claims formally or informally, or participating in any class action or collective action for wages is a violation of the FLSA.

Please review the Complaint document below for information about both the Martin case.

Have You Worked as an Inside Sales Rep for Partsbase (doing business as Govgistics)?/

If you are a present or former inside sales representative for Partsbase Inc. or Govgistics Inc., working under any title, including Business Development Executive, Business Development Manager, Account Manager, Defense Analyst, or any other title used to describe the position of selling the company’s products or services, then this lawsuit may affect your legal rights.

If you are or were an inside sales representative for one of these companies, then the attorneys at Feldman Legal Group would like to speak to you about your work experience.

PENDING - Lawsuit for Overtime Wages by Knight Enterprises/

The employment law attorneys at Feldman Legal Group are providing legal representation in an FLSA class overtime wage lawsuit for cable installers and cable technicians who are misclassified as independent contractors to avoid paying them overtime wages.

Details About the Knight Enterprises Cases - Yan v. Jeffry Knight, Inc. and Green v. Jeffry Knight, Inc. /

CASES:  Starr Green v. Jeffry Knight Inc. d/b/a Knight Enterprises   AND  Weimang Yan v. Jeffry Knight Inc. d/b/a Knight Enterprises for failure to play overtime wages in violation of the FLSA, US District Court, Middle District of Florida, Case No: 8:20-cv-00410.

The complaint alleges that after Knights Enterprises has faced numerous lawsuits and claims by many of its cable installers/technicians for the same claims of unlawfully misclassifying them as independent contractors in a scheme to avoid paying legally required overtime wages, and settling those collective and class cases and paying overtime wages, they continue with their unlawful pay practice and keep millions of dollars in wages owed to workers in order to maximize profits at the expense of its workers.

The lawsuit seeks to recover for all persons who worked for Knights Enterprises in the past 3 years to the present and continuing, overtime wages plus an equal sum in liquidated damages, attorney’s fees and costs of the action.

Below you can view the court document filings for both the Yan and the Green case against Jeffry Knight Inc. d/b/a Knight Enterprises, Inc.

Have You Worked as a Cable Installer or Technician for Knight Enterprises?/

If you are now or were at any the past 3 years a cable installer or installation technician working for Knight Enterprises in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina or any other state, we would like to speak to you about your work experience. Please contact an employment law attorney at the Feldman Legal Group today.

PENDING - LAWSUIT FOR OVERTIME WAGES AND DAMAGES BY HERTZ CORP. AND DOLLAR THRIFTY EMPLOYEES/

The employment law attorneys with extensive experience in class action cases at Feldman Legal Group are providing legal representation in an FLSA class overtime wage lawsuit for Location Managers, Function Managers and Operations Managers who work outside in the rental car lot, at check-ins, the entry gate, in stalls, at the pump, etc.

DETAILS ABOUT THE HERTZ CASE - AIYEKUSIBE, HIGGINSON AND BROWN-WINN V. THE HERTZ CORP/

CASE:  Aiyekusibe, Higginson and Brown-Winn v. The Hertz Corporation and DTG Operations, Inc., Case 2:18-CV-00816-FTM99-MRM, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida.

Mr. Aiyekusibe was hired as an Operations Manager (later called a Function Manager) and worked primarily performing manual labor in the lot alongside other managers working in the exterior checking in cars, handling stalls, working the gate, and washing and getting cars ready for check-ins. Mr. Aiyekusibe has since been joined by 2 more location/function managers who from the BWI Hertz / Dollar Thrifty airport location, Mischele Higginson and Shatal Brown-Winn.

All workers performing these roles were classified as exempt from overtime wages. Hertz Corp. and its subsidiary, Dollar Thrifty, willfully violated the overtime wage laws by classifying these workers as exempt and forcing them to work up to 70 or more hours per week, without breaks, and without being paid any premium pay for overtime hours to save themselves millions of dollars in labor costs.

This lawsuit alleges and seeks to recover for all such persons, overtime wages for the past 3 years to the present and an equal sum in liquidated damages.

For more information about the class collective action case against Hertz and its subsidiary, Dollar Thrifty, please visit this site about Location and Function Manager overtime wage case.

Below you can view the court document filings for the original Bamidele Aiyekusibe case and the more recent case in which he is joined by Mischele Higginson and Shantal Brown-Winn.

HAVE YOU WORKED IN EXTERIOR OPERATIONS FOR HERTZ OR DOLLAR THRIFTY?/

If you want more information or have any questions about your work experience with Hertz or its subsidiary, Dollar Thrifty, please contact Feldman Legal Group today.

$4.8 Million Settlement - Lowe's Human Resource Managers Misclassification and Overtime Wages/

Feldman Legal Group, PA obtains $4.8 million settlement in class overtime wage case against Lowe’s.

Lizeth Lytle, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated v. Lowe’s — case settled $4.8 million — overtime wage claim for class of HR managers.

$2.9 Million Collective Action Settlement Against Payless/

As a result of this case, Payless paid more, $2.9 million more, in a Connecticut FLSA settlement with store managers seeking overtime wages. The store misclassified the employees in a move to avoid paying them overtime.

See the Court Ordered Settlement for $2.9 million.

Following on the increase in wage class actions, this week brings us a hefty settlement for shoe retailer, Payless Shoesource Inc. Last March, former Payless store managers filed suit in Connecticut federal court, accusing the company of misclassifying them as exempt and failing to pay them overtime.

In the Shallin, et al v. Payless ShoeSource case, the Federal District Court approved $2.9 million collective action settlement for store leaders and store managers in identified classes. These employees were denied overtime pay because their employer, Payless, misclassified their positions as exempt.

*DISCLAIMER: The cases, facts and outcomes discussed in this press release are illustrative of the matters handled by the firm. Actual case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case. Not all of the firm’s case results are included on this site. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicated upon a lawyer’s or law firm’s past result because prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

The attorneys at Feldman Legal Group assist employees involved in overtime and wage and hour disputes as well as employment discrimination matters in Tampa, Jacksonville, and throughout Florida. We also have an office in Atlanta, Georgia.