California Verizon Wireless Unpaid Overtime Class-Action Lawsuit

Galvin B. Kennedy
Galvin Kennedy is a founding partner of Kennedy Hodges. He focuses his practice to overtime and wage claims.
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Verizon Wireless owes overtime to employeesVerizon Wireless local managers call on wage lawyers to file overtime lawsuit; FLSA lawsuit by California Verizon employees seeks class action status.

Verizon Wireless is named in a wage and overtime lawsuit that claims the company did not pay overtime to its first-level local managers in California for Verizon FiOS Group. The overtime lawsuit against Verizon claims that local managers were paid fixed salaries without overtime pay, a violation of California's labor laws.

Verizon allegedly required local managers to work more than 40 hours a week every month, but employees claim they were never paid for overtime. A former Verizon Communications Division staff manager supported the class-action motion with a court statement saying that:

  • exempt status did not properly apply to the local level managers because they are "glorified clerks" and higher-level managers have the most decision-making control.

Verizon Wireless, doing business as Cellco Partnership, is the largest wireless service provider in the U.S. with 102 million subscribers. Verizon Wireless headquarters are in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

Do you work 40 hours a week without overtime pay? Know the FLSA labor laws.

If you work more than 40 hours in a workweek, but your employer considers you a manager or supervisor and does not pay you overtime you should know that almost 90 percent of the workforce is eligible for overtime compensation. Your eligibility for overtime pay is determined by several factors, including:

  • Do you have discretion at work in making decisions?
  • Is your primary function manual labor or tasks similar to other employees?
  • Being paid a salary does not mean you are not eligible for overtime.

If you work over 40 hours a week and you are not paid overtime call our wage attorneys at 888-449-2068 to determine if you have been a victim of misclassification, wage scams or improper wage violations. Order Kennedy Hodges free book to get more information on wage laws that apply to your paycheck. Kennedy Hodges does not represent the case above, but we have represented thousands of workers in every industry to recover back wages and overtime pay.

Verizon Wireless has stores nationwide in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

 

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