In a recent article, the New York Times highlighted a new class-action suit claiming that Xerox failed to pay statutory overtime to employees performing field engineer job functions. Similarly, the company failed to keep accurate records of employee hours worked and failed to compensate employees who were required to work at home because of illness. In the article, the two plaintiffs are seeking injunctive relief and payment of overtime wages as authorized by the FLSA.
Xerox failed to pay statutory overtime to employees performing field engineer job functions
A lawsuit was filed against Xerox on October 28, 2015, alleging the company failed to pay statutory overtime to employees performing certain job functions. Specifically, the complaint alleges that Xerox failed to pay employees performing field engineer job functions over time. The complaint also alleges that Xerox failed to keep proper records regarding employee hours worked, the number of hours each employee worked in a workweek and the total amount of overtime compensation each employee was entitled to receive. Moreover, Xerox failed to record all hours worked by employees, including meal and rest breaks.
Xerox failed to pay statutory time and a half to its employees performing field engineer job functions, according to the suit. While these employees often worked over forty hours per week, the company failed to pay them for their overtime work. This is an example of a violation of the FLSA. Furthermore, Xerox failed to pay its field engineers the overtime premium rate for those hours worked over forty hours in a workweek.
There are strict time limits for filing a claim for field engineer overtime pay. If filed too late, the employer may not pay you back for the overtime hours you are entitled to. An experienced field engineer overtime pay attorney will determine whether you are entitled to overtime pay based on your job duties, rate of pay, and hours worked. The attorneys at Sommers Schwartz, P.C. have a proven track record of success in helping workers recover overtime wages.
Xerox failed to maintain accurate records of employee hours worked
The allegations of the Xerox lawsuit allege that the company failed to maintain accurate records of the hours an employee worked. According to the complaint, Xerox failed to pay for compensable work activities that occurred during the beginning and end of the workday. This includes system and connectivity issues. Xerox also failed to properly account for the amount of time that at-home support agents spent waiting for help because of technical issues. As a result, employees who were forced to wait for help due to system problems may have missed out on payment for their time.
Monroe was a union member. Unions are often antagonistic with management. In Becher v. Long Island Lighting Co., the Union was a union, and the Union’s comments on Monroe’s grievances did not show that Xerox had a constructive relationship with the Union. Additionally, Monroe failed to prove that he suffered from adverse employment action because of his union membership.