Ghost timecards continue to haunt firm
MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Minneapolis janitors working for Diversified Maintenance Systems (DMS) have been awarded conditional class-action status in their Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuit, according to Business Management Daily.
The suit alleges that DMS orchestrated a timecard switching scheme that was designed to avoid paying employees overtime, the article stated.
According to the article, janitors were told to use their regular timecards until they worked 40 hours in a week, after which they were given "ghost" timecards, timecards with former employees' names on them.
The company admits that fraudulent practices did occur, but blames them on a rogue manager no longer working for the company who could not be located for comment, the article noted.
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