PHILADELPHIA – An organizer formerly employed by a political party has filed a class action lawsuit alleging she and others were not paid overtime wages.
Bethany Katz filed a complaint on behalf of those similarly situated on Nov. 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against DNC Services Corp., doing business as Democratic National Committee, and Pennsylvania Democratic Committee alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she worked 80 to 90 hours per week and was classified as being exempt from receiving overtime wages. The plaintiff holds DNC Services Corp. and Pennsylvania Democratic Committee responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to pay the plaintiff any overtime premiums at a rate of time-and-one-half for working more than 40 hours per week.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensate, reimburse, pay all unpaid wages and benefits, liquidated damages, court costs and any further relief the court grants. She is represented by Justin L. Swidler and Richard S. Swartz of Swartz Swidler LLC in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-05800-CDJ