The Law Office of Bruce Godfrey has filed suit in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland on behalf of a mechanic employed by a Maryland-based chain of automobile dealerships and on behalf of all mechanics similarly situated for willful violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Act.
As alleged in the Complaint, the dealership refused to pay mechanics for all hours worked; it paid only for the hours spent repairing warranty-covered vehicles and only up to an arbitrary maximum set allegedly by the manufacturer for each repair task, and further did not pay mechanics for their time waiting for repair tasks during which wait time the mechanics were not permitted to leave the dealership or attend to personal errands.
Federal and state law require the prompt and full payment of mechanics’ regular hourly wage for all time spent working on the jobsite, including for time spent engaged to wait onsite at the direction of the employer and all time spent engaged in work tasks.
The Complaint seeks $3,000,000.00 in compensatory, exemplary and punitive damages for all workers affected by the alleged illegal scheme. For more information, please contact attorney Bruce Godfrey at 410-561-6061.