Ohio Based Cascom Employees Misclassified As Independent Contractors and Denied Overtime Pay
The U.S. Department of Labor has once again brought to light a company that has allegedly violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Ohio based company Cascom Inc. and President Julia J. Gress, are being sued on account of allegedly violating the Fair Labor Standards Act, by not giving their employees the overtime pay they deserve. The lawsuit claims that Cascom was misclassifying employees as independent contractors, and therefore, not offering them overtime pay.
Cascom is a company that specializes in the installation of cable TV, Internet, and telephone services. More than 250 installers were classified as independent contractors. The suit against Cascom seeks more than $800,000 in back wages for the installers, in addition to an equal amount in damages that were calculated by the Wage and Hour Division.
The outcome of this case is still waiting to be resolved, but the U.S. Labor Department’s commitment and that of private wage and hour lawyers, to enforcing the Fair Labor Standards Act is something that should make workers across the nation feel empowered. If all companies would keep in compliance with the FLSA, no one in the workforce would have to worry about being denied the overtime pay they deserve.
We believe that there has never been a better time for employees to present their cases against companies that have violated their overtime pay in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. In late September, the Labor Department began sharing information with the Internal Revenue Service in an effort to help keep employers that are abiding by the law competitive with employers that have violated overtime pay laws in the past.
Our experts fully understand the Fair Labor Standards Act, and can help you understand if you have a case against an employer violating your rights. If you believe – like the installation experts at Cascom – that your rights to overtime pay are being violated, contact us today.