On December 4, 2012, Riggan Law Firm, LLC, a Missouri employment law firm, filed a lawsuit on behalf of its client, William Magnah, against Eurest Services, Inc. and KIMCO Facilities Services Corp. to recover damages for the Defendants' failure to pay overtime wages. Magnah worked for the Defendants as a Field Supervisor in 2011 and 2012. The suit alleges that Magnah was an hourly, non-salaried employee who worked more than 40 hours per week, yet was not paid one-and-one-half times his regular rate for overtime hours. Magnah asserts claims for unpaid overtime wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Missouri Minimum Wage Law. To read a copy of the lawsuit, which was filed in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County, Missouri, click here.
According to its website, Defendant Eurest Services was created in 1997, and in December 2008, Eurest Services acquired KIMCO Facilities Services Corp. The website states that Eurest Services performs an array of janitorial services that range from daily cleaning and trash removal, to floor care and construction cleanup. According to its website, Eurest is engaged in multi-site, multi-state, retail and commercial janitorial and floor care programs, including a Green Seal-certified Green Cleaning Program.
The lawsuit filed by Magnah alleges that the Defendants failed to keep consistent, accurate and complete time records of the hours worked by Magnah. According to the allegations in the suit, the net effect of the policies and practices maintained and administered by the Defendants, instituted and approved by the Defendants' managers, is that Defendants willfully failed to pay overtime compensation. The suit also alleges that the Defendants enjoyed ill-gained profits at the expense of Magnah. In the suit, Magnah seeks recovery of unpaid overtime wages, liquidated damages(which is a statutory penalty in an amount up to 100% of the unpaid wages), attorneys' fees, costs, and expenses, as well as pre-judgment and post-judgment interest as provided by law.
If you work more than forty (40) hours per week and are not paid one-and-one-half times your regular hourly rate for overtime hours, you may be entitled to additional compensation. To assert a claim, or to learn more about your rights, you should contact a St. Louis overtime lawyer.