According to a recently filed class action lawsuit, certain hourly employees of several companies including a Grease Monkey oil change franchise located in Richmond, Virginia are being cheated out of hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week, and in violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

The complaint alleges that the plaintiff, a technician and assistant manager, typically worked more than 50 hours each week, splitting her time between various company locations owned by the same individuals. When her hours at one location approached 40 hours, however, the defendants required her to begin working at another location for the remainder of the week. The plaintiff asserts that the defendants’ scheme to evade Fair Labor Standards Act requirements constitutes an intentional failure to pay her one and one-half times her hourly rate in excess of 40 per week.

Importantly, the plaintiff filed her case as class action in order to help other current and former employees of Grease Monkey, Cutshaw Automotive, and Granger Automotive to come forward and join the lawsuit to recover their unpaid overtime. She seeks recovery for all unpaid overtime hours plus liquidated damages, attorneys’ fees, and costs as provided for by law.

If you encountered the same experience working for these companies at any time in the past three years, please contact the attorneys in Sommers Schwartz’s Employment Litigation Group today to learn how we can help assert your rights to unpaid wages.