LaBar & Adams, P.A. has again been named class counsel in a Collective Action filed in the Federal Middle District of Florida representing a Class of Employees seeking unpaid overtime wages from their current/prior employer. This will be the eighth (8) time in the last seven (7) years that the Employment Lawyers at LaBar & Adams, P.A. have been entrusted as Class Counsel representing a Class of Employees that have been victimized by their Employer.
LaBar & Adams, P.A. is honored to be appointed to represent the Class. We take such representation extremely seriously and will ensure to right the wrongs suffered by the Class. This is because it is self-evident that an employee should be able to expect his employer to treat him justly and fairly. An employee has the right to expect to be rewarded for his work. And, as the Florida Supreme Court has recognized, an employee’s industriousness is God given or self-cultivated to which an employer cannot claim an interest, but rather must pay for the benefit of such hard work. Such pay is necessary to provide a decent and healthy life for employees and their families, to protect employers from unfair low-wage competition, and prevent employees from being forced to rely upon taxpayer-funded public services in order to avoid economic hardship.
Confronted with an employer who was depriving its employees their rightful wages and obtaining an unfair competitive edge by suppressing proper wages, on May 13, 2022, the Employment Lawyers at LaBar & Adams, P.A. filed a collective action lawsuit on behalf of all current and former hourly employees that worked for Randall Mechanical, Inc. (“Randall”) in its electrical division and fire division during the preceding three (3) years. The lawsuit was filed pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) seeking unpaid overtime wages owed to the Class of Employees.
It is alleged that Randall had two defacto policies that result in violations of the FLSA. Specifically, it is alleged that Randall had a policy that would “bank” hours worked over forty in a workweek by an employee. Then Randall would pay the employee the “banked” hours at a straight-time rate when the employee took time-off. It is also alleged that Randall had a policy of “time-shaving” that required employees to “shave-time” so that it appeared they were working less hours than actually being worked. It is alleged that these policies resulted in the employees not receiving overtime pay for each and every hour of overtime worked.
As Employers find-out and our current and prior clients know, the Employment Lawyers at LaBar & Adams, P.A. are committed to seeking justice for employees. This case is another demonstration that our attorneys are willing to go to any lengths to fight for Employee Rights.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of an unfair employment practice, please contact the employment lawyers at LaBar & Adams, P.A. at 407-835-8968 or www.labaradams.com.