PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Department of Labor is suing East Penn Manufacturing Company Inc. for allegedly paying hourly employees a fixed number of hours per day.
U.S. Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta filed a complaint on March 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleging that the defendant failed to fairly compensate its employees for their work.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was damaged on behalf of the employees that were not paid properly or fairly for all their work. The plaintiff holds the defendant responsible for allegedly requiring its employees to take on and off their protective gear before and after their shift without compensating them for time they spent performing those activities.
The plaintiff seeks to enjoin the defendant and requests unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages, back wages, court costs, unpaid minimum wages and any further relief this court grants. He is represented by Oscar L. Hampton III, Kate S. O'Scannlain, Adam F. Welsh, Jordana L. Greenwald and Bertha M. Astorga of the U.S. Department of Labor in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 5:18-cv-01194-GEKP