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Freightquote Overtime Lawsuit

Pursuant to a recent court order, more than 1,400 current and former Freightquote employees were notified of their right to join a lawsuit for unpaid overtime and 401(k) benefits. All Account Representatives, Customer Activation Specialists, and Truckload Coverage Representatives (collectively “Covered Employees”) who have worked at any time between March 18, 2012 and the Present…

Conditional Class Certification Granted in Favor of Cable Installers

Kansas Federal Court Conditionally Certifies Class Overtime Claims of Installation Technicians against Mill-Tel, Inc.—Knight et al v. Mill-Tel, Inc., Case No. 11-CV-1143-EFM-KGS (Dist. Kan.) On July 12, 2012, the Honorable Judge Eric F. Melgren conditionally certified a class of current and former Mill-Tel, Inc. cable Installation Technicians who have worked for Mill-Tel, Inc. at any…

FLSA’s Overtime Laws Promote Jobs

In 1937, President Roosevelt said that the Fair Labor Standard’s Act’s (“FLSA”) minimum wage and overtime laws are intended to ensure that “all out able-bodied working men and women [receive] a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work.” Those same provisions also promote job growth by discouraging employers from over-working their employees by putting…