Robbie Hargett Nov. 19, 2015, 2:20pm


A Croydon man is suing his former employer, a garbage collection service, over claims of unpaid overtime.

Thomas Carney, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a collective and class action lawsuit Nov. 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against McCullough Rubbish Removal, alleging retaliation and unpaid overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act and the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law.

The suit states that during the time Carney worked for McCullough Rubbish Removal as a truck driver, he regularly worked more than 50 hours per week and was paid a fixed daily rate.

The suit alleges McCullough Rubbish Removal did not pay Carney or others in the collective and class an overtime premium. Carney and others in the collective and class seek to recover unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages, unlawfully withheld wages, and statutory penalties and damages.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:15-cv-06049-MAK

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