Practice Area ; Workers' Rights

Public Justice Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Review ‘New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira’

Today, the Supreme Court granted certiorari to review the First Circuit’s decision in ‘New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira.’ We welcome the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case both because we are hopeful the Court will see that the First Circuit correctly decided the case, but also because we believe the truck drivers who work for New Prime have been denied crucial rights under the wage and hour laws.

Perez v. Lantern Light

DirecTV was sued by the U.S. Department of Labor for failing to pay overtime wages to its TV installers, in violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  DirecTV had tried to avoid paying overtime wages to its workers by “subcontracting” its installation services…