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Brooks, et al v. C.H. Robinson Company, et al

What do these employees allege?

On August 26. 2016, Osman & Smay LLP filed a lawsuit on behalf of Freightbrokers, Account Coordinators, Truckload Coverage, and other employees performing similar job duties against CH Robinson International, Inc. and Freightquote.com, Inc. (collectively “Defendants”). The Complaint alleges that these employees were misclassified as exempt from overtime and denied payment for hours worked in excess of forty hours in a workweek in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). We seek to recover unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages, and other statutorily-permitted relief.

What employees are part of the alleged class?

There are three separate classes of employees who we assert are part of the class. Please note that you may fall in one or more of the following classes:

  • Freightbroker Class: This class consists of all individuals whose primary job duty involves making sales to Defendants’ customers to whom such customers are assigned. In order to be eligible, an individual must have worked as a Freightbroker, or other similarly-titled position, within the preceding three-year period and have worked more than 40 hours in a single week without additional overtime compensation being paid.
  • Account Coordinator Class: This class consists of all individuals whose primary job duty involves making sales to Defendants’ customers regardless of whether or not the employee has been assigned responsibility for the customer’s account. In order to be eligible, an individual must have worked as an Account Coordinator, or other similarly-titled position, within the preceding three-year period and have worked more than 40 hours in a single week without additional overtime compensation being paid.
  • Truckload Coverage Class: This class consists of all individuals whose primary job duty involves obtaining carrier coverage for shipments already contracted by Defendants’ sales employees. In order to be eligible, an individual must have worked as a Truckload Coverage employee, or other similarly-titled position, within the preceding three-year period and have worked more than 40 hours in a single week without additional overtime compensation being paid.

How do I join?

In order to participate in this lawsuit, you must file a Consent to Join. Until you file the Consent to Join, you are risking the loss of your claims. If you fill out a Consent to Join and submit it to our firm, we will file it with the Court and you will be an opt-in Plaintiff in the litigation. If you have questions, please contact Osman & Smay LLP at 913-667-9243 or info@workerwagerights.com.

How can I learn more about this case?

If you have further questions about this matter, your ability to join this case as a Plaintiff, or if you have any other questions, you may contact the the following employment lawyer:

Matthew E. Osman
Osman & Smay LLP
8500 W. 110th St., Ste. 330
Overland Park, KS 66210
913-667-9243
mosman@workerwagerights.com

What is the status of this case?

Currently, this matter is still in its opening phases of the litigation. The Parties are currently conducting “Discovery,” which is the investigatory phase of the litigation in which the Parties exchange documents and information in preparation for a potential trial.

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