Class Action Filed Against Quest Diagnostics and ExamOne
July 1, 2016 | Napoli Shkolnik News
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Maria Vecchio in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Quest Diagnostics, Inc., ExamOne World Wide Inc., and ExamOne LLC (Case No. 1:16-cv05165), alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and New York State Labor Laws.
The FLSA establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, and recordkeeping requirements for the private and public sector. There are varying eligibility requirements, which makes it all the more important to consult a Napoli Shkolnik attorney if you believe your employer failed to properly compensate you according to federal and state labor laws.
In the class action lawsuit Napoli Shkolnik filed, Ms. Vecchio alleges that Quest Diagnostics and its subsidiaries failed to (i) properly pay her minimum wage and overtime compensation, (ii) maintain accurate records of her hours worked, and (iii) reimburse her for necessary work-related expenses.
What is the FLSA?
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is the federal law that is designed to protect most full-time and part-time workers. In only limited situations does the FLSA not apply to a worker. The FLSA defines:
- A nationwide minimum wage,
- Worker eligibility requirements for overtime compensation,
- Rules for record keeping for employers, and
- Rules concerning child labor laws.
While the FLSA is federal law, each state has the ability to impose stronger safeguards for workers through state labor laws.
For example, in addition to the minimum requirements set forth by the FLSA, state labor laws can address issues such as:
- State minimum wage rates, which can be higher than federally mandated minimums.
- Hours that workers can be required to work.
- Payment of wages and wage supplements.
- Minimum paid rest periods.
- Minimum meal periods or break periods during work hours.
- Payday requirements.
- Child labor.
- Farm labor.
This means that if you have a labor dispute with your employer, the laws that apply to your case will be based at least in part on whatever state your dispute is located in. The variances in labor laws from state to state can be tough to navigate, and that is why it is important that you have an experienced labor law attorney working by your side. The labor lawyers at Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC are ready and available to help you with your labor law issues.
Others who are in a similar situation to Ms. Vecchio should consider joining her class action lawsuit against Quest Diagnostic and its subsidiaries. Those individuals who have had similar experiences within the past six years may be eligible to join the class. In fact, Anyone who worked at Quest (exam one), diagnostics quest, examone quest diagnostics or one of its subsidiaries within the past six years may be entitled to compensation if they have experienced similar treatment. Feel free to call us and schedule a free consultation with our team of experienced professionals. (212) 397-1000
How Can We Help?
Do you need assistance with a legal matter? Our attorneys have the experience needed to guide you in the right direction.