Last week, a federal judge approved a $2.33 million settlement in a state based on violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The case Wilcox v. Alternative Entertainment, Inc. was litigated in the Western District of Wisconsin.
The employees were satellite installers who claimed the company failed to pay them overtime and further suffered from unlawful deductions from their pay. The class included over 900 employees in two states: Wisconsin and Michigan.
When certain employees work overtime, they may be entitled to pay at a rate of one and half times their typical hourly rate (or double time if they work particularly long hours). If you or someone in your family working overtime without being paid, you should talk with a wage and hour attorney about your rights.