Cleaning & Maintenance Management Online

Overtime suit proceeding

May 11, 2011

CARLE PLACE, NY — A class-action lawsuit claiming the company that provides janitorial services at JC Penny stores in New York and New Jersey hasn''t paid them overtime is proceeding in Long Island federal court, according to a press release.

The employees, all of whom live and work on Long Island, alleged that the cleaning company, USI Services Group (USI), "regularly required" them to work more than 40 hours a week, but did not pay them overtime, or for all the hours they worked, the release stated.

According to the release, the suit alleges the cleaning firm violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

The employees contend in court papers that the cleaning services firm frequently failed to credit or pay them for all their hours between 2003 and 2008 at 157 locations where USI provided cleaning services, the release noted.

Click here to read the complete release.