Total Quality Logistics, LLC

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We have partnered with the law firm of Meizlish & Grayson located in Cincinnati, Ohio to represent the classes in this case.

This lawsuit was filed on September 21, 2010 by two individuals employed by Total Quality Logistics, LLC (“TQL”) to perform inside sales or freight broker duties. They allege that the company switched brokers from a salary to commission pay system that included a draw applied against commission and led to brokers working unpaid overtime. The Complaint alleges that TQL encouraged Logistics Account Executives (LAE)/Brokers and Logistics Account Executive Trainees (LAET)/Assistant Brokers to work long hours in order to increase TQL’s customer base and sales and did not pay them for their hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week.

The lawsuit is a collective action under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and class action under the Ohio Minimum Fair Wage Standards Act. The action seeks to recover unpaid regular and overtime compensation for LAEs and LAETs and an award of liquidated (double) damages.

This case is entitled Hendricks v Total Quality Logistics LLC, Case No. 1:10-cv-00649 (District of Ohio)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q:Am I Eligible?


    This case includes all LAEs and LAET who worked for Total Quality Logistics, LLC between September 21, 2008, and April 15, 2016.

  • Q:Is This a Class Action? What Does that Mean?


    This case is both a collective action under federal law and a class action under Ohio state law. Though the process and terminology may differ slightly, the idea behind both a class and collective action is the same: it allows one or more people to sue on behalf of themselves and other people who have similar claims.

  • Q:Who Is Included?


    This case includes all LAEs and LAET who worked for Total Quality Logistics, LLC between September 21, 2008, and April 15, 2016.

  • Q:Do I Have To Pay Anything?


    As mentioned above, we have partnered with Meizlish & Grayson, and are handling the case on a contingency 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.

  • Q:How Long Will This Case Take?


    The length of this kind of lawsuit varies from case to case.   This case has been going on for a long time.   We are hopeful that a trial of the claims in this matter will occur sometime in 2021.

  • Q: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.

  • Q: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 Total Quality Logistics and you believe you may be the victim of retaliation for joining or participating in this lawsuit, contact the case clerk, Bridget Peterson, at or (612) 256-3259 immediately.

  • Q:How Do I Learn More?


    To learn more about this case, feel free to contact the contact the case clerk, Bridget Peterson, at or (612) 256-3259 .

Case Updates

October 4, 2023

On September 26, 2023, the Honorable Judge Barrett of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, issued an order finding TQL liable for unpaid overtime. Specifically, the Court held that based on all of the evidence presented at trial, LAETs and Junior LAEs employed by TQL do not qualify for an exemption from overtime pay, meaning they should have been paid overtime pay. The trial, and thus the Court’s order, focused solely on the question of whether LAETs and Junior LAEs were entitled to be paid any overtime in the first place. The next step is to figure out the amount of damages that TQL owes. The amount owed could be resolved through a stipulation by the parties, briefing with the court, or a potential trial on damages issue. We do not know yet which of these three routes the damages portion of this case will take, but we will continue to provide updates on our progress. Please reach out to case clerk Bridget Peterson with any questions or to update your contact information.

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