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Technician files class action suit against auto repair shop alleging unpaid wages

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 28, 2017

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EAST ST. LOUIS — A technician has filed a class-action lawsuit against an automotive repair shop for allegedly failing to compensate them for overtime work.

Tom Reed, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on March 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Brex Inc., doing business as Carx, John Keeley and Kevin Floyd, alleging they violated the Fair Labor Standards and Illinois Minimum Wage Law.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between August 2015 and December 2016, technicians were required to clock out prior to completing repairs or maintenance work, preventing them from receiving actual pay for all hours worked.

As a result, he claims he and other technicians were not compensated for all hours worked, including overtime pay for work performed in excess of the 40-hour work weeks.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to pay regular and overtime wages for unrecorded work and failed to pay overtime premiums for recorded overtime work.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for compensatory damages, pre and post-judgment interest and such other relief as the court deems fair and equitable.

He is represented by Mark Potashnick of Weinhaus and Potashnick in St. Louis and Jack R. Daugherty of Law Office of Jack Daugherty, PC in Alton.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois case number 3:17-cv-00292

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