Consolidated Nuclear Security

No Company is Too Big to Play Fair.

On August 1, 2022, employees of Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (“CNS”), filed a lawsuit against the company alleging unpaid overtime violations. The employees worked in the company’s Y-12 facility in Oak Ridge, TN within the following job categories (“Groups”): Electrical and Lineman/Linewoman, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic, Asbestos Working Mechanic, Building Services, Carpenter, Machinist, Operator, Radiological Control Technician, Pipefitter , Sheetmetal , Stockkeeper, Garage Mechanic, Ironworker and Rigger, Machinist Assemblyperson, Machinist Cleaner, Outside Machinist Group and Welding .

The Complaint alleges that CNS violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by repeatedly engaging in a practice of failing to pay non-exempt employees overtime premiums. More specifically, the complaint alleges that CNS has intentionally and repeatedly engaged in the practice of under-reporting hours worked by these employees. Some examples brought in the complaint include; employees working off the clock when performing miscellaneous work activities, engaging in waiting time and walking time without counting the time as hours worked, and without pay, and changing into and out of required employer-provided protective gear and equipment. The case seeks to recover overtime premium pay for up to three years, liquidated (double) damages, and other statutorily permitted relief.

Our firm has partnered with The Law Office of Garry Ferraris and Donati Law in representing the workers in this case.

This case is entitled Hutzler et al. v. Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC , a/k/a CNS Y-12, Case No. 3:21-cv-00303 (Eastern District of Tennessee)

Case Updates

May 21, 2024

A tentative settlement has been reached with CNS through mediation. The settlement still must be approved by the judge assigned to this case. Notice of the tentative settlement went out to all Plaintiffs on May 17, 2024. Plaintiffs must accept or reject their individual settlement offer no later than July 1, 2024. After this notice period, counsel will file a motion with the Court requesting approval of the settlement. You may review a copy of the Settlement Agreement HERE.

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