New Collective and Class Action Filed Against Airstream, Inc for failure to Pay Employees for All Overtime Hours Worked
FLSA Overtime Attorneys filed a second Collective and Class Action Lawsuit against Airstream for the failure to fully compensate associates who work overtime for all hours worked. We believe that the newest lawsuit will likely affect at least as many employees as the prior lawsuit against Airstream that related to the failure to compensate associates at the proper overtime rate of pay.
On January 31, 2019, the law firms of Coffman Legal, LLC and Bryant Legal, LLC filed aCollective and Class Action Complaint against Defendant Airstream, Inc. (“Airstream”) on behalf of associates of Airstream and other similarly situated employees for the alleged failure to fully and properly compensate associates for all overtime hours worked in violation of the Fair Labor Standard Act (“FLSA”).
In particular, the complaint highlights Airstream’s alleged unlawful pay policy or practice of only compensating associates for their scheduled shifts despite associates being on-the-clock and working before and/or after shifts. Although Airstream keeps track of the actual time worked by associates, the Complaint alleges that they fail to pay the associates for all such time because of their “pay to shift” policy that systematically reduces associates’ compensable hours worked in Airstream’s benefit. The associates who brought the lawsuit are already in possession of substantial documents and information that they believe demonstrate that this policy or practice has been maintained for a period in excess of the past three years.
For example, Airstream associates clocked in and began working between 6-40+ minutes early, but Airstream only paid the associates for their scheduled shift. Moreover, Airstream associates were also on-the-clock working after the end of their scheduled shift, but they were not paid for such time. Despite tacking the actual time worked by associates, Airstream allegedly failed to compensate them for all such time.
Numerous Airstream associates have already joined the lawsuit. Contrary to the unlawful practice that Airstream has allegedly maintained, non-exempt hourly associates are entitled to be paid for their time spent working. The lawsuit seeks unpaid overtime wages since January 31, 2016, liquidated damages in an amount equal to the unpaid overtime, attorney’s fees, costs, among other things.
The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Western Division (Dayton) and is titled Satterly v. Airstream, Inc., Case No. 3:19-cv-32.
Additional information about the collective and class action against Airstream may be found by contacting our office by calling 1-614-949-1181 or emailing email@example.com. If you have any questions about whether you are being properly paid for all of the compensable hours you work, then contact our office today to speak with our Overtime Attorney Matthew J.P. Coffman regarding anywage and hour issues.