Cintas Fire Service Technicians to Receive $1.3 Million Settlement for Unpaid Wages

The United States Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division has found that Cintas Fire Protection Services violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay wages to fire sprinkler installers and fire sprinkler testers for hours they worked. As a result, a settlement was reached in which Cintas will pay more than $1.3 million to 81 of their workers in Northern California. This came as a result of an investigation that determined Cintas was not paying their fire service technicians for hours that they worked that were not billable to Cintas's clients, such as completing reports, submitting timesheets and sending work-related emails.

MasTec, Inc., files notice of settlement to resolve overtime payment issue

MasTec, Inc.-owned oil and gas service company Bottom Line Services, Inc. was sued on May 6, 2013 by employee Jared Moore for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Moore alleged Bottom Line Services failed to pay him overtime at the federally mandated rate of one and a half times his regular rate. Additionally, Moore alleged Bottom Line Services failed to include per diems, truck pay and other allowances in the overtime calculation. As a result, Moore and all other hourly employees were owed overtime, back wages and liquidated damages. Even though Bottom Line Services vigorously defended the lawsuit, the Court certified the class action - sending notice of the lawsuit to all current and former employees. On July 22, 2014, the parties filed a notice a settlement, signaling the resolution of the case.

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