Employee Allegedly Complains About Not Receiving Overtime Pay And Is Terminated Two Days Later


Employee Files Lawsuit against Bell-Mark Technologies Corporation for Unpaid Overtime Wages

Earl started working for Bell-Mark Technologies Corporation in 2005 as a Field Services Technician. For his work, Earl visited customers to install and repair printers. He regularly worked more than the standard 40 hours per week. At his workplace, Earl recalls that he never noticed posters listing employee rights to overtime wages, and he shared that the company never notified their employees of their lawful rights.

Earl received his flat rate wage bi-weekly. According to Earl, it didn’t matter how many hours he worked overtime for Bell-Mark, he never saw an increase to his paycheck. Meanwhile, Bell-Mark didn’t seem to keep an accurate record of the hours Earl put in for the company. With years of experience and loyalty to Bell-Mark, Earl shares that he spoke to the management about the lack of overtime pay for his routine overtime hours. But, Earl says nothing was done to fix this problem.

At this point, Earl recognized that working overtime was just part of the job, but he knew that he should be receiving overtime pay. Earl spoke to his supervisor, who assigned jobs and clients to him. Once again, Earl shares that nothing changed.

During the middle of the summer in 2015, Earl completed his job around noon. His supervisor allegedly told Earl to stay on the job site because the “customer wanted more production per minute.” Earl agreed to remain on site, but he informed his supervisor that he was working overtime and should be receiving overtime pay. Two days later, Earl was terminated. Earl suspects that he was terminated because he continued to ask for his rightful overtime wages. KM&A fights for employees like Earl, who are illegally denied their hard earned overtime wages.

Full text of this complaint, as filed with the District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, is available at docket no: 1:17-cv-01775-CCC

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For more information about this case, contact Attorney Jonathan Chase at 215-475-3504 or at jwc@lawkm.com or Attorney Colin Saltry at 215-475-3544 or at cs@lawkm.com.

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