Employment and labor lawyers recently filed a class and collective action complaint against Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless by certain call center employees alleging unpaid wages, overtime wages, and other overtime law violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and various state Illinois Employment and Labor Statutes. Verizon Wireless has been accused of requiring its call center employees to perform duties off-the-clock and/or before or after their shift starts, but refusing to provide these call center employees with overtime wages for this work.
About the Fair Labor Standards Act and State Labor Laws
The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires companies to pay all non-exempt employees one and one-half times the regular rate of pay for all hours worked over forty (40) per workweek. Verizon Wireless, however, has allegedly forced its call center employees to perform work-related tasks without being compensated for the hours spent performing these tasks. An example of some tasks that can trigger overtime claims or claims for unpaid wages under the FLSA are listed below:
- Time Spent Booting-up and Shutting Down Computers
- Preparing or Review Reports Before Shifts
- Initializing or Closing Down Software Programs
- Review or Responding to E-mail Messages
- Participating in Conference Calls
- Responding to Intranet or Inter-office Messages
Join the Verizon Wireless Overtime and Unpaid Wages Lawsuit
If you or someone you know works at a Verizon Wireless Call Center and has performed one or more of the tasks listed above, or has performed other tasks not listed above before or after a shift, and not received overtime compensation for performing such tasks, contact our unpaid wage lawyers today to discuss your rights. You may contact our employment lawyers as listed below:
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