BY: Lance C. Young | IN: Class Action & Commercial Litigation, Employment Law
Claims representatives who used to work at Farmers Insurance Exchange have filed a class action lawsuit against the company, alleging they were not paid for work they had to perform each day before beginning their scheduled shifts.
The plaintiffs in the case claim that Farmers violated wage and hour provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act by requiring them to do the following every day prior to clocking in:
U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Leeson of Pennsylvania granted conditional class certification, finding the plaintiffs presented sufficient evidence that they were all similarly situated. To support his decision, the judge noted that claims representatives from three states attested that they and others:
Sommers Schwartz’s wage and hour attorneys are knowledgeable in all aspects of the FLSA, including collective claims. If you worked for Farmers Insurance and suspect that you are owed overtime pay for pre-shift or post-shift work, please contact us to learn how we can help.
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