Attorneys Don Cazayoux and Lane Ewing of Cazayoux Ewing Law Firm are representing a group of painters from Baton Rouge who have filed a class action complaint against their former employer, Purity Group, LLC, stating that they were wrongfully denied overtime wages. According to the suit, the employees claim that they each worked 9 hour shifts 6 days out of the week. According to the Fair Labor Standards Act, non-exempt employees must be paid time-and-a-half for any time worked in excess of 40 hours in a single work week.
In addition to allegedly being denied proper overtime wages, the plaintiffs in the suit claim that they were denied their final paycheck, depriving them of payment for 30 hours of work performed. As such, the plaintiffs are seeking back payment for all unpaid overtime wages, as well as for the value of their final, unpaid paychecks.