Sprint, one of the nation's largest cell phone service companies, is facing yet another lawsuit from former employees over unpaid overtime pay. Another lawsuit against the company for this same reason was just recently settled in another state. This is an employment law issue that may or may not affect Wisconsin residents, but it is certainly a good example of actions that can be taken by those who believe their employers have failed to compensate them appropriately.
According to reports, just a few months ago Sprint settled an overtime pay lawsuit to the tune of $365,000. They denied any wrongdoing but wished to limit the cost of litigation. A former employee failed to be compensated for her losses as she was unaware of the previously filed lawsuit, so she has filed another claim against the company, and other employees are said to be joining in. The woman behind this most recent case says that she frequently worked 45-50 hours per week but was pressured to only clock 40 hours. If this is true, she was drastically shorted income owed to her.
Sprint has long denied that it pressures its staff to under report time on the job. A spokesperson for the company says that this issue will only be addressed in court, and no comments will be made publicly about it. Only time will tell if this case will also be settled or if it will proceed to litigation.
At the end of the day, Wisconsin residents have the right to be fully and fairly compensated by their employers. When this doesn't happen, they have every right to question why and to seek compensation for any resulting losses. An employment law attorney can help individuals in such positions by reviewing their cases and filing any applicable and appropriate claims in civil court.
Source: androidheadlines.com, "Sprint Hit With Second Overtime Pay Lawsuit From Employees", Dominik Bosnjak, Accessed on Dec. 22, 2017