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Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit Filed Against Schutz Container Systems


On December 29, 2021, our experienced Overtime Lawyers filed a Collective and Class Action lawsuit against Schutz Container Systems for failing to pay its hourly employees all overtime wages.

The lawsuit states that Schutz did not properly pay its hourly employees for all overtime hours worked for several reasons. First, Schutz allegedly requires its employees to arrive at their facility before the start of their shift to engage in pre-shift work and post-shift work after the end of their shift without compensation. Secondly, the lawsuit states that Schutz failed to pay its hourly employees for short rest breaks of 20 minutes or less. Third, Schutz allegedly failed to properly calculate overtime rates of pay by not including certain performance bonus payments in the calculations. And lastly, the lawsuit alleges that Schutz took unlawful deductions from its employees’ pay for uniforms and other items.

All four of these alleged policies and practices violate the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and state law and result in unpaid overtime for hourly employees. This unpaid overtime can add up substantially over months and years.

Our lawsuit was filed on behalf of all hourly production employees of Schutz in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Western Division (Toledo) and is called Balderas v. Schutz Container Systems, Inc., Case No. 3:21-cv-2427. If you are or were an hourly production employee of Schutz and you are interested in learning more about this lawsuit, please give our office a call at 1-888-619-2729 or send us an email at


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