Reports have surfaced that FreshPoint, a produce distributer giant, paid its employees on a “piece rate” basis that may have failed to pay them properly for the overtime hours they worked. This type of compensation plan can constitute a violation of the wage and hour provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the reports, produce pickers often work 50-60 hours per week without receiving the time-and-a-half overtime pay required by federal employment laws.
The attorneys in Sommers Schwartz’s Employment Litigation Group are investigating these reports. If you worked at FreshPoint as a produce picker or selector, please contact us to share your experience. The consultation is free, and if you are not being paid the overtime you earned, we can help you recover your unpaid wages. Call us today at (800) 783-0989!