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Employment

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.

Beachy et al. v. TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
Case No. 1:22-cv-07572 (Southern District of New York)

On September 6, 2022, we filed an overtime lawsuit on behalf of a Project Manager against TransPerfect Translations International, Inc. (“TransPerfect”). She asserts individual claims and claims on behalf of other similarly situated Project Managers, including Sr. Project Managers, Executive Project Managers, and other positions with similar titles and/or duties. The defendant, TransPerfect, offers translation and language services, including website and software localization, multicultural marketing, legal support and e-discovery, e-learning platform internationalization, multimedia and studio solutions, and interpretation and call center support. As members of TransPerfect’s production department, Project Managers primarily assist in coordinating phases of language projects to help ensure that the projects are completed according to the signed contracts with TransPerfect’s customers. The Complaint alleges that TransPerfect misclassified its Project Mangers as exempt and improperly denied them overtime pay when they worked over 40 hours in a workweek.

The plaintiff brought the case as a putative collective action under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), and individually under California state law, seeking to recover unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated (double) damages, and other statutorily-permitted relief for herself and others.

Type of Case

Unpaid Overtime

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Am I eligible?

You may be eligible to make a federal law claim in this case if you worked for TransPerfect at any time within the past three years in any state, excluding New York, as a Project Manager, Sr. Project Manager, Executive Project Manager, or other position with similar titles and/or duties, and were not paid an overtime premium for the hours you worked over 40 per week. 

Additional Information

Is This a Class Action? What Does that Mean?

This case is a potential collective action under federal law. The idea behind a collective action is that is allows one or more people to sue on behalf of themselves and other similarly situated people who have similar claims. To proceed as a group, though, the Court must certify the collective. Because we are in the early stages of the case, this has not happened yet, but we intend to seek the company’s agreement or file a motion at the appropriate time asking the Court to grant conditional certification.

Which Locations Are Included?

This case seeks to include all Project Managers who work or have worked for TransPerfect anywhere across the country, outside of New York, within the past three years. 

How Do I Join This Case?

To make a claim in this case for any unpaid overtime under the FLSA, the federal law, you must complete a consent form and return it to our office. You can sign up electronically by clicking here.

What Time Frame Does This Case Cover?

The claim has what is called a statute of limitations, which allows workers to recover unpaid overtime wages within specific time periods. Under federal law, the statute of limitation is two years back from when the worker signs up to join the lawsuit by completing and returning the written consent form referenced above. If we can prove that TransPerfect intentionally or recklessly violated the law, the statute of limitations may be extended to three years.

Do I Have to Pay Anything?

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

How Do I Prove I Worked Overtime?

If you have records of the hours you worked, please preserve and keep them until we ask you for them. However, you do not need to have records of your work hours to make a claim for your overtime pay in this case. If TransPerfect did not keep accurate time records, most courts will permit you to make a good-faith estimate of your work hours. Through this lawsuit, we will seek any records the company may have of your hours worked as well.

What About Retaliation?

It is against the law for an employer to retaliate against a person for joining a lawsuit to reclaim unpaid wages. If you currently work for TransPerfect and you believe you may be the victim of retaliation for joining or participating in this lawsuit, contact the case clerk, Ignasi Dorca at (612) 256-3224 or idorca@nka.com immediately.

How Long Will This Case Take?

The length of this kind of lawsuit varies from case to case, but they typically last one to three years.

Is There Money Available Now?

No. This is a pending lawsuit. There is no money currently available and there is no guarantee that you will receive money for joining the lawsuit.

How Can I Help?

If you know any Project Managers interested in making a claim for unpaid overtime, they should contact the case clerk, Ignasi Dorca, at (612) 256-3224 or idorca@nka.com to sign up. 

How Do I Learn More?

To learn more about this case, feel free to contact the case clerk, Ignasi Dorca, at (612) 256-3224 or idorca@nka.com.

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