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Installation Technicians Represented by Nichols Kaster, PLLP File Overtime Lawsuit Against Synergies3 TEC Services, LLC

Former installation technicians who worked for Synergies3 TEC Services, LLC (“Synergies”) filed a lawsuit on February 4, 2019, alleging violations of federal and state overtime laws.  The workers brought the case on behalf of themselves and all other similarly situated installation technicians nationwide who worked for Synergies as “independent contractors.” 

The Complaint alleges that Synergies paid the independent contractor installation technicians by piece-rate or per job only and denied them overtime wages for the hours they worked over forty (40) per week.  The workers further allege that Synergies purposefully classified its installation technicians as independent contractors to avoid paying overtime wages in violation of under federal and state law.  The lawsuit was filed as a collective action under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and as a class action under Missouri and Illinois state laws.  The workers seek unpaid overtime compensation and double damages. 

Plaintiffs' attorney Rachhana T. Srey of Nichols Kaster, PLLP explained, “independent contractor misclassification is common, particularly in the cable/satellite TV installation industry.  These workers typically work long hours and deserve to be paid for their overtime hours.”  

Plaintiffs are represented by Rachhana T. Srey and Jay E. Eidsness from Nichols Kaster, PLLP, Mark Potashnick from Weinhaus & Potashnick, Eli Karsh from Lieberman, Goldstein & Karsh, and Benjamin Westhoff from Sedey Harper Westhoff, P.C.  The case is entitled, Jackson et al. v. Synergies3 TEC Services, LLC No. 4:19-cv-00178 (Eastern District of Missouri).

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, ext. 224. 

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