HVAC technicians report that Source Refrigeration & HVAC, Inc. has not paid them for all hours worked. Defective time recording devices at the heart of the overtime violation. Mandatory meetings and drive time also uncompensated.
We currently represent employees who worked as HVAC repair and maintenance workers for Source Refrigeration & HVAC, Inc. The company, based in California, employs over 1,000 HVAC technicians and repair workers nationwide.
Certified refrigeration technicians perform electrical and mechanical inspection and maintenance on refrigeration equipment nationwide. They are generally known as HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) service technicians and their duties include:
- clean equipment, including belt adjustments, oiling, and greasing,
- perform maintenance inspections,
- determine service requirements for equipment.
Nature of the violation
Our clients inform us that Source Refrigeration did not compensate them for the following work-related activities:
- Time spent on jobs that are not recorded by the company PDA
- Attending company meetings
- Cleaning company vehicles
- Travel time between jobs
- Clocking in after starting jobs
Who is affected by the lawsuit?
Workers affected include all HVAC repair and maintenance workers with overtime and wage violations, including:
Refrigeration service tech II, Refrigeration service tech III, Refrigeration service tech IV, Refrigeration service tech V, Commercial refrigeration technician, dispatch manager, Refrigeration Construction Journeyman
Geographical Scope of Investigation
Source Refrigeration locations:
Texas - Austin, Dallas/Ft Worth, Grand Prairie, El Paso, Houston, Tomball, San Antonio
Arizona - Phoenix, Tucson
California - Anaheim, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Fernando Valley, Visalia
Florida - Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Tampa
Colorado - Colorado Springs, Denver, Grand Junction
Idaho - Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Boise, Twin Falls, Pocatello
Oregon - Portland, Medford, Salem
New Mexico - Albuquerque
Nevada - Las Vegas, Reno
Montana - Billings
Seattle - Washington, Kennewick
Utah - Salt Lake City
Wyoming - Cheyenne