HTS Overtime Class Action Update–Drive Time Lawsuit
This page is to provide an update regarding the overtime class action lawsuit against HTS. The lawsuit alleges that time spent on Drive Time (those hours riding in a vehicle as reflected in HTS’s payroll records) were improperly excluded as overtime hours. The Plaintiffs have claimed overtime violations of the Illinois Minimum Wage Law and the Fair Labor Standard Act. Specifically, the Plaintiffs alleged that: (a) the “regular rate” for overtime purposes was improperly computed and (b) Drive Time hours were not counted towards overtime. The Defendants have denied all material allegations in the lawsuit.
The District Court in Chicago, Illinois has granted our request for Class Certification of the Illinois-based overtime claim. The Court also denied decertification of federal Collective overtime claim under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Here is the order.
As of this posting, the judge has not ruled on who is right or wrong or whether the allegations of the overtime lawsuit have merit.
If you have any questions regarding the Drive Time overtime lawsuit against HTS, give us a call.