On March 3, 2010, Judge Harold Baer, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York granted class action status to a suit brought against a construction company for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The suit, filed by current and former employees of Raines & Welsh & Sons, Inc., claims the company did not pay its employees for all hours worked and failed to pay them one and a half times their regular rate for overtime. The plaintiffs also allege that the company failed to pay prevailing wages to employees working on government contracts, as required by state and federal law. The action applies to individuals who worked for the company as far back as July 8, 2006, and covers at least 60 employees. The case is Ferrer et al. v. Raines & Welch & Sons Inc., et al., and a copy of the certifying order is available here.
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