Tucker Communications

Jones, et al. v. Tucker Communications, Inc.; Court File No. 5:11-cv-398, Middle District of Georgia

Staff: Elizabeth Fisher, Ben Johnson
Attorneys: Matthew H. Morgan, David E. Schlesinger

On October 3, 2011, we filed an action against Tucker Communications, Inc. on behalf of technicians who install cable, internet and/or telephone devices. The Plaintiff alleges that Tucker Communications paid him and other installation technicians on a piece-rate basis only and failed to pay overtime compensation for hours worked over 40 per week under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Read the Complaint.

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Case Status Updates
In late November, 2013, we learned that Tucker’s Motion for Summary Judgment was granted. This means that the Court held as a matter of law that Tucker Communications’ cable installers were not misclassified. We strongly disagree with this interpretation and have filed an appeal with the ... Read More »
In May, 2013, we filed a Motion for Summary Judgment as well as responses to Tucker’s Motions for Summary Judgment, Decertification and Motion to Dismiss. The Court is currently considering these motions and will issue rulings on them. There is no set deadline for the Court to rule, but we ... Read More »
We attended a mediation with Tucker and its attorneys on April 24, 2012.  Despite our best efforts, the mediation was unsuccessful and a settlement has not been reached at this time.  The next step is to notify the Court that the case did not settle.  The Judge will then issue a scheduling ... Read More »
We mailed notice of the lawsuit on December 19th to all eligible installation technicians (or installers) and lead installation technicians who worked at any of Tucker Communications’ offices in the last three years.  The deadline to sign up is February 2, 2012.  You may contact the clerk ... Read More »
Defendant has agreed to conditionally certify this case as a collective action. This mean that all current and former installation technicians and lead installation technicians who worked for Defendant within the last three years will receive information about this case so they will have an ... Read More »
We filed a Complaint on behalf of technicians against Tucker Communications on October 3, 2011.  We are currently waiting for Tucker Communications to Answer the Complaint.

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for this lawsuit you must have:

  • Work or worked as a technician (or installer) or similar title for Tucker Communications at any time within the past three years;
  • Was paid by piece rate for your work as a technician; and
  • Worked more than 40 hours in any week(s) without receiving overtime premiums (you do not need any records of your pay or hours worked to be eligible).

How Do I Join This Case?

The deadline to join this action has passed.

Which Locations Are Included?

Past and present technicians employed by Tucker Communications in any state may be included in this lawsuit.

What Time Frame Is Covered?

There is a federal statute of limitations in this case that allows you to recover pay for overtime hours worked within 2 years of signing up by completing a consent form and returning it to us. If we can prove the company willfully violated the law, the statute of limitations may be extended to 3 years.

Do I Have To Pay Anything?

You do not have to pay anything to our firm if you join the lawsuit. We are handling this case on a contingency basis. This means we will only be paid if the lawsuit is successful in obtaining relief either through a settlement or a final judgment, and that payment will only come out of that settlement or final judgment.

How Do I Prove I Worked Overtime?

Where the employer does not keep accurate time records, most courts permit the employee to make a good faith estimate of overtime hours. You do not need to have proof of the hours you worked and the court will generally accept a good faith estimate of your hours.

How Long Will This Case Take?

The length of this kind of lawsuit varies from case to case.  They typically last one to two years.

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What About Retaliation?

The law protects you from retaliation for asserting your rights, and if you suffer retaliation, you may be able to assert additional claims. If you currently work for Tucker Communications, and you feel you are the victim of retaliation for participating in this lawsuit, contact us immediately.

How Can I Help?

We are looking for the following information:

  • Names of current or former technicians. This will help us notify potentially eligible employees of this lawsuit. We are not seeking confidential records regarding other employees, like documents marked "confidential" or documents containing social security numbers;
  • Any documents or records relating to your claim that you were entitled to overtime or other wages that you did not receive during your employment with Tucker Communications; and
  • Anything that leads you to believe that Tucker Communications knew about overtime wage laws.

If you have any information that may assist us with this case, please contact us toll free at (877) 448-0492.

How Do I Learn More?

To learn more about this case, feel free to contact us call toll free at (877) 448-0492.

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