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FLEET MANAGER MISCLASSIFICATION OVERTIME LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST HOGAN SERVICES, TRANSPORTS, DEDICATED SERVICES

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FLSA Overtime Attorneys at Coffman Legal, LLC filed a Collective and Class Action Lawsuit against Hogan Services, Inc, Hogan Transports, Inc, and Hogan Dedicated Services, LLC (“Hogan”) for the alleged misclassification of Fleet Managers as exempt employees (and not entitled to overtime pay) rather than non-exempt (and eligible for overtime pay) to avoid paying overtime wages for hours worked in excess of 40 in workweeks..

On June 15, 2020, the law firm of Coffman Legal, LLC filed a Collective and Class Action Complaint against Hogan on behalf of a Fleet Manager and other similarly situated employees for the alleged failure of Hogan to fully and properly compensate its employees for all overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standard Act (“FLSA”).

The Complaint alleges that Hogan misclassified its Fleet Managers as exempt (and not entitled to overtime) instead of non-exempt (and entitled to overtime) in order to avoid compliance with the FLSA, and in particular, to avoid paying its employees overtime pursuant to the FLSA. The lawsuit on behalf of the Fleet Managers is the second lawsuit with such allegations. Hogan settled the first lawsuit and paid all Fleet Managers who joined the case.

Oftentimes, employers will misclassify workers as exempt in order to avoid paying overtime wages. However, just because an employer labels a worker a specific way, i.e. “exempt,” the label does not necessarily mean the worker is truly an exempt employee under the law. Instead, whether an employee is exempt (not entitled to overtime pay) or non-exempt (entitled to overtime pay) depends on whether the employees meet any of the exemptions under the law. Importantly, the exemptions rely upon the employee’s principal job duties.

The lawsuit seeks unpaid overtime wages since June 15, 2017, liquidated damages in an amount equal to the unpaid overtime, attorney’s fees, and costs, among other things.

The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division (Columbus) and is titled Melissa Croskey v. Hogan Services, Inc, et al, Case No. 2:20-cv-3062.

Additional information about the collective and class action against Hogan may be found by contacting our office by calling 1-614-949-1181 or emailing mcoffman@mcoffmanlegal.com. If you have any questions about whether you are being misclassified as exempt (not entitled to overtime) when you should be classified as non-exempt (entitled to overtime pay) or if you are being properly paid for all of the compensable hours you work at the proper rate of pay, then contact our office today to speak with our Overtime Lawyers regarding any wage and hour issues. Our Ohio Overtime Lawyers regularly handle misclassification cases, including where an employer has misclassified an employee as “exempt” from receiving overtime pay, like Hogan is alleged to have done as described above.

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