Former State Farm employees file class-action suit seeking overtime pay

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Two former employees filed a class-action lawsuit against State Farm VP Management Corp., citing alleged violation of the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (PMWA).

Benjamin Paz and Caitlin Kelly filed a complaint May 14 in the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, alleging that State Farm failed its duty to pay employees for all hours worked.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs lost earnings by working additional hours in excess of 40 hours per week for which they were not compensated at the statutory rate of one and a half times their regular rate of pay. 

The plaintiffs said State Farm is responsible because it allegedly failed to properly apprise its employees of their rights under the PMWA, failed to keep or provide an accurate record of its employees' hours worked and failed to compensate its employees for overtime wages.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek a judgment against the defendant for compensatory and liquidated damages, attorney's fees, costs, interest and further relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Michael Murphy and Benjamin Salvina of Murphy Law Group LLC in Philadelphia.

Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas case number 18-CA-3650

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