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XG Security Services and XG Technology Services

Young v. XG Security Services, LLC; Court File No. 2:17-cv-04749 (U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana)

On May 5, 2017, we filed a Complaint against XG Security Services, LLC 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, brings his claim individually and on behalf of similarly situated employees who worked for XG Security Services, LLC (now referred to as XG Technology Services).

The Complaint, filed as a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action, alleges that XG Security Services, 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.

Nichols Kaster, PLLP has partnered with attorneys Amanda Hilgendorf and Gregory Miller of Miller, Hampton, & Hilgendorf (http://www.mlhlaw.com/) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in this matter.

Type of Case

Unpaid Overtime Wages

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Case Updates

  • December 13, 2018

    XG Security Services and XG Technology Services - Case Update

    XG is still going through the bankruptcy process. The initial bankruptcy plan provided for distributions of an undiscernible amount over 15 years. We objected the plan. We are waiting for details about whether a new bankruptcy plan will be approved.

  • March 27, 2018

    XG Security Services/XG Technology Services – Overtime Lawsuit - Update March 27, 2018

    On March 7, 2018, XG filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.  This matter has been stayed by the district court while XG goes through the bankruptcy process.  We will make claims in bankruptcy court on behalf of current plaintiffs in an attempt to recover their unpaid overtime wages.  If you have any questions, please contact the case clerk Danielle Kahler at 612-256-3214, or via email at dkahler@nka.com.

  • August 28, 2017

    XG Security Services/XG Technology Services – Overtime Lawsuit - Update August 28, 2017

    On June 30, 2017, XG Securities filed its Answer to our lawsuit, and the parties have now moved into the discovery phase of the case. During this phase we will be collecting information to calculate overtime damages for each person who joins, and learn more about the claims and defenses asserted. There is still time to make a claim for unpaid overtime by returning a consent form to our office.

  • May 10, 2017

    Former Field Technician Files Putative Collective Action Overtime Case Against XG Security Services, LLC

    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.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible to make a claim in this case under federal law if you worked for XG Security Services (now referred as to XG Technology Services after rebranding in 2016) within the past three years and were paid straight time for overtime, rather than the required time and on-half (1.5) times your regular rate. In order to make a claim, please complete a consent form (see below) and return it to our office.

Additional Information

What Time Frame Does This Case Cover?

Under the FLSA, there is a statute of limitations that allows you to recover overtime pay for hours worked within 2 years of signing up for the lawsuit (which is done by sending in the consent form referenced above, for filing with the Court). If we can prove the company “willfully” violated the law, the statute of limitations may be extended to 3 years from the date you join the lawsuit.

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 through a settlement, final judgment, or award, and our payment will come only out of that settlement, final judgment, or award.

How Do I Prove I Worked Overtime?

It appears that the company may have records of your time worked that we can obtain during litigation. Even so, you do not need to have proof of the exact hours you worked. If an employer does not keep accurate time records, most courts allow an employee to make a “good faith estimate” of their overtime hours worked.

How Long Will This Case Take?

The length of lawsuits varies. Cases like this typically last one to two years.

What About Retaliation?

The law protects you from retaliation for asserting your rights: it is against the law to retaliate against a person for joining a lawsuit for unpaid wages. If you suffer retaliation, you may be able to assert additional claims. If you feel you may be the victim of retaliation for participating in this lawsuit, contact us immediately.

How Can I Help?

There is strength in numbers. If you know anyone who may have a claim, please refer them to us to sign up. If you have any other information that may assist us with this case, please contact our clerk Danielle Kahler at 612-256-3214, or via email at dkahler@nka.com.

How Do I Learn More?

To learn more about this case, feel free to contact our clerk Danielle Kahler at 612-256-3214, or via email at dkahler@nka.com.

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