Terminix wage lawsuit settlement of $1.5 million for termite inspectors.

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Terminix inspectors owed overtime payPest control company can't fumigate overtime claims; Terminix inspectors offered $1.5 million settlement for FLSA overtime owed under the wage laws

Over 1,200 Terminix termite inspectors who were not paid overtime were offered a $1.5 million settlement for unpaid wages.
Terminix tried to argue against the wage claim brought by the inspectors by trying to apply the outside salesperson exemption to the termite inspectors. But the court ruled that the Fair Labor Standards Act exemption did not apply and the Terminix inspectors were owed overtime under the labor laws.
The 1,200 Terminix termite inspectors from California were able to prove their overtime claim because they claimed that they:
 
  • spent more than half of their time doing inspections, and
  • spent the majority of their time on other non-sales related job duties.

Misclassified inspectors and service technicians under the labor laws
Employers are paying thousands if not millions of dollars for misclassifying employees under the FLSA. Many types of service technicians, service repairmen, cable installers, lawn care servicemen and many other service technicians are paid incorrectly under the wage laws, or are misclassified as sales workers or independent contractors.Inspectors, technicians, and other service workers in all states are affected, including Texas, California, and New York.

If you work more than 40 hours in a workweek or you believe you have been misclassified by your employer, order your free copy of our wage guide, The 10 Biggest Mistakes that can Hurt Your Wage and Overtime Claim. You can also fill out our confidential contact form to start your free case review today. Our firm handles cases nationwide. If you're unsure whether you are owed overtime, give us a toll-free call at 1-888-449-2068.

Kennedy Hodges does not represent the case above, but we have recovered back pay for employees in all industries nationwide. 

Active overtime case for HVAC technicians: 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.

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