Furniture Firm faces lawsuit due to failure to pay wages and overtime

Many of us in this country and here in Tennessee go to the grocery store, a video store or even a furniture store and do not even realize that the same minimum wage cases we hear about on TV or the Internet could be happening at these places as well. We just think that if the company is big and well known then their workers must get paid and treated fairly. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Many of the places we go each day fail to pay their workers proper wages and overtime pay whether they are a big or small company. If you feel that you have been treated unfairly concerning your wage and overtime pay, then you should speak with a Tennessee minimum wage and overtime pay lawyer. They will make sure that you get the pay that is rightfully yours.

A lawsuit was filed Berks County Court against an Ashley Furniture Inc store in Ontelaunee Township for failing to pay overtime and correct wages to three of its employees. The suit has asked the court to allow 3,000 people who have worked for the company in the last four years to be included in the lawsuit. Kevin A Moore, a Wyomissing attorney who filed the suit stated that 750 employees work at the store.

The lawsuit is asking for less than $75,000 for each former employee and also includes Joseph Murphy, the company’s director of operations, as the defendant. Bill Koslo, the attorney for Ashley Furniture of Arcadia, Wisconsin said that the company has not yet been served with the lawsuit. He also claims, “Ashley has fully compensated all of its employees for their work.” Moore who filed the suit stated that “Most employers in this community understand the rules associated with paying hourly workers for the work they perform. Ashley Furniture has not only flouted the rules and the law but has knowingly done so at the expense of thousands of hourly employees.”

The lawsuit also claims the company violated Pennsylvania minimum wage laws by not correctly paying hourly employees, failing to calculate and pay the proper overtime, and not paying hourly employees for working during break and meal times.

The lawsuit also is asking for back pay for each plaintiff for each violation of the labor laws.

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