ST. PAUL, Minn., September 10, 2019 – Johnson//Becker, PLLC is a nationwide plaintiff’s law firm with experience representing employees in lawsuits against employers who fail to compensate workers in accordance with federal and state wage and hour laws. Johnson//Becker currently represents Kyle Lannert in an action on behalf of Lannert and a proposed class against M&N Cable, LLC, for M&N Cable’s failure to compensate its employees in accordance with the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), as well as Indiana state wage and hour laws. The suit was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.
Plaintiff Kyle Lannert was employed by M&N Cable from August 2018 until March 12, 2019. During this time Plaintiff alleges he routinely worked in excess of forty (40) hours per week but was compensated on a “per job” basis that did not include overtime premiums Plaintiff was owed under the FLSA and Indiana Code § 22-2-2-4. Furthermore, Plaintiff alleges Defendant routinely deducted an “equipment fee” out of its employees’ paychecks each week, and further, M&N Cable kept its employees’ initial paychecks for the purposes of establishing a “reserve account” for each employee. Plaintiff alleges the amounts withheld by Defendants to establish this “reserve account” were never paid to Plaintiff or other former employees upon their departure, in violation of Indiana’s Labor and Safety Code.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act every employer, as defined by the Act, must pay all hourly and non-exempt salaried employees at the overtime premium rate of one and one-half times their standard rate of pay. 29 U.S.C. § 207(a)(1). Under Indiana’s Labor and Safety Code all employers, as defined by the Code, must pay an overtime premium of one and one-half times the employee’s standard rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of forty (40) in one workweek. Indiana’s Labor and Safety Code also contains provisions establishing a minimum wage for employees, and limiting the amount an employer may deduct from its employees’ paychecks.
This suit is filed by Timothy J. Becker and Jennell K. Shannon of Johnson//Becker, PLLC in connection with Rob Dassow of Indiana-based Hovde Dassow + Deets. Timothy J. Becker is a founding partner of Johnson//Becker and is counsel of record on the case. In addition to class action and product liability cases, Timothy J. Becker and Jennell K. Shannon manage a wide range of plaintiff’s employment law cases, with a focus on collective and class action overtime and minimum wage lawsuits under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Recently, Timothy Becker settled a case brought on behalf of former and current California-based employees of Transforce, Inc. and Dynamex Operations East, LLC (formerly Velocity Express, LLC), for $4.75 million. In Boconvi, et al. v. Velocity Express, LLC, et al., named plaintiffs Claude Boconvi and James Mack alleged claims against Velocity Express, LLC arising from Defendants’ misclassification of its delivery driver employees.
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