BY: Jason J. Thompson | IN: Class Action & Commercial Litigation, Employment Law
In August 2013, Sommers Schwartz initiated a lawsuit against TMX Finance, LLC and TitleMax of Illinois, Inc. on behalf of current and former General Managers in Training (“GMITs”) who claim the company failed to pay them overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act and various state laws. As alleged in the Complaint, the companies required GMITs to work 48 to 50 hours per week, but failed to properly calculate their regular rate of pay. As a result, each GMIT was shorted thousands of dollars in overtime pay. The case was filed in the Northern District of Illinois.
On May 19, 2014, the Court granted nationwide conditional certification for all current and former GMITs of TMX Finance and TitleMax. Consequently, thousands of current and former GMITs will receive notice of the lawsuit and will be given an opportunity to join as a plaintiff in the case.
In addition to conditionally certifying this class of employees, the court appointed Sommers Schwartz attorneys Jason Thompson, Lance Young and Matthew Turner as co-lead class counsel.
The case against TMX Finance and TitleMax is just another example of our firm’s commitment to pursuing and protecting the right of workers across the country. If you believe your employer failed to compensate you for your work, please contact us today to discuss your situation and to learn how we can help.
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Jason Thompson is a nationally board certified trial attorney and co-chairs Sommers Schwartz’s Complex Litigation Department. He has a formidable breadth of litigation experience, including class action and multidistrict litigation (MDL), and practices nationwide in both state and federal courts.