Pharmaceutical giant, Merck & Co., is currently involved in an employment class action lawsuit for allegedly violating the Fair Labor Standards Act. The plaintiffs include 26 full time employees from the company’s pilot plant in Rahway, New Jersey. The lawsuit claims that the employees were not compensated for the extra 45 minutes they were required to work every day before their shift officially started. In addition, the company allegedly retaliated against the employees’ complaints by threatening to close the plant and take further disciplinary actions against the employees if they continued to protest the unpaid work.
The lawsuit alleges that the overtime work responsibilities were exactly the same as those performed during the regular shift, and that the additional 45 minutes per day added up to 3.75 hours per week of unpaid overtime work.
Philadelphia Wage and Hour Lawyers at Sidkoff, Pincus & Green Represents Employees in Overtime Claims Lawsuits
The Fair Labor Standards Act, and other state laws, protect employees’ rights to receive compensation for overtime hours worked. If your rights have been violated by your employer and you have not received the payment you deserve for hours worked, contact Philadelphia wage and hour lawyers at Sidkoff, Pincus & Green so that we may examine the details of your case and pursue the best course of action on your behalf. For a confidential consultation, call our offices at 215-574-0600 or contact us online.