The skilled Overtime Attorneys at Coffman Legal have initiated a lawsuit against JSW Steel USA Ohio, Inc. on behalf of all hourly production employees.
In the unpaid overtime lawsuit, it is alleged that JSW does not pay its hourly production employees properly for all work due to two policies or practices. First, JSW allegedly requires its hourly production employees to arrive at their facilities before the scheduled start of their shifts to perform pre-shift work and post-shift work after their shifts. JSW allegedly does not pay for this pre- and post-shift work and instead only pays its employees for their scheduled shifts, typically 12 hours. Secondly, the lawsuit states that JSW does not properly calculate its overtime rates of pay because it does not factor in certain bonuses like production bonuses into its overtime rate calculations.
If proven, both the alleged unpaid pre- and post-shift work practice and the miscalculated overtime rates would constitute violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and have resulted in unpaid overtime for JSW’s hourly production employees. These non-exempt hourly production employees are entitled to receive their full and proper compensation.
This lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division (Columbus), and is entitled Polen v. JSW Steel USA Ohio, Inc.¸ Case No. 2:22-cv-85. If you are a current or former hourly employee of JSW and you are interested in joining this lawsuit or getting additional information, we encourage you to contact our office by phone at 1-888-619-2729 or through email by sending a message to email@example.com.