MINNEAPOLIS, MN, June 21, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/
-- On Friday, June 16th, 2017, a former inside sales representative filed a Complaint in federal court in the District of Minnesota against DC Group, Inc. and Jonathan Frank (collectively "Defendants"). The named plaintiff filed an overtime claim individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, which includes those who are or were employed by Defendants as Sales Executives, or in similar positions, at any time within three years prior to filing the Complaint until Defendants reclassified Sales Executives to non-exempt. The Complaint alleges that Defendants unlawfully denied overtime compensation to Sales Executives by improperly classifying them as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Complaint seeks unpaid overtime wages, double damages, and attorneys' fees and costs.
DC Group, Inc. is a Minnesota corporation with its principal place of business in Minneapolis, Minnesota. According to its website, DC Group "provides reliable uninterruptible power supply (UPS) backup power service and maintenance to clients throughout the United States, Canada, and parts of North America."
Plaintiff's attorney Michele R. Fisher stated, "We find that inside sales persons are routinely misclassified as exempt when they should be receiving overtime compensation for the overtime hours they work. While DC Group Inc. apparently realized its violation and converted these employees to overtime eligible, it has not compensated its workers back wages for the overtime hours they worked prior to the reclassification. We seek to get them paid for that time."
The case was filed in federal court in the District of Minnesota, Court File No. 17-cv-02095. Plaintiffs are represented by Michele R. Fisher from Nichols Kaster, PLLP, which has offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota and San Francisco, California.
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