Repair technicians are often treated as second-rate employees, subjected to long work days without proper compensation for the work they complete. Repair technicians don’t have a typical 9 to 5 job. They don’t have a predictable schedule and cannot just leave in the middle of a job because they have worked too many hours. However, many employers attempt to pay them as such. These employers try to deprive repair technicians of the pay to which they are lawfully entitled by withholding overtime or convincing them that they are not eligible to receive overtime compensation.
Many technicians are also victims of other overtime scams.
We have aggressively represented technical workers recover back pay. In one active matter, the federal judge assigned to our case certified it as a national collective action. This means that over 2,200 technicians will be given the opportunity to recover their back overtime pay for up to three years. The claim alleges the copy and scanner repair technicians had to perform time-consuming activities prior to heading to their first job including:
The company, however, did not pay them for any of these home work activities or the drive time to the first job site. Instead, they employees were only paid when the arrived at the first customer site for the day. This is a clear violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. You may read the complaint and court orders about the case here.
If you are a repair technician and have not been paid for all the hours you have worked, you need to speak with a labor lawyer. Contact us to schedule a free case review with a Houston repair & service technicians overtime lawyer today to ensure that you are receiving all the compensation to which you are lawfully entitled.