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05/10/2017

A former employee of XG Security Services, LLC filed a lawsuit on May 5, 2017, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana alleging violations of federal overtime laws. The named plaintiff, a former field technician, brought his claim individually and on behalf of similarly situated employees who worked for XG Security Services, LLC.

The Complaint, filed as a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action, alleges that XG Security Systems, LLC, did not pay its field technicians an overtime premium of one and one-half (1.5) times their regular hourly rate for all overtime hours worked over forty (40) per week.  Instead, the Complaint alleges that the company shorted its field technicians by paying them for overtime hours at a “straight time” hourly rate.  The named plaintiff, and those similarly situated, seek unpaid overtime wages and double damages.

XG Security Services, LLC (now referred to as XG Technology Services after rebranding in 2016), maintains offices in nine states, and provides companies with managed services, security, and QSR (Quick-Serve Restaurant) solutions.  In addition, it provides security and network infrastructures, and QSR helpdesk services.

Plaintiffs' attorney Michele R. Fisher of Nichols Kaster, PLLP explained, “we believe this to be a straight forward case of paying straight-time rather than time-and-a-half for overtime hours worked.  We seek to get our clients paid properly for the long hours they worked.”

Plaintiffs are represented by Michele R. Fisher and Jason D. Friedman from Nichols Kaster, PLLP, which has offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota and San Francisco, California, and by Amanda Hilgendorf and Gregory Miller, of Miller, Hampton, & Hilgendorf, which has an office is Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  The case is entitled, Young v. XG Security Systems, LLC. No. 2:17-cv-04749 (Eastern District of Louisiana).

Additional information about how to make a claim for overtime pay in the case may be found at www.nka.com or by calling Nichols Kaster, PLLP toll free at (877) 448-0492.