On December 20, 2011, Plaintiff Tom Wymer filed an action against Accurate Communications Solutions, Inc. and Troy Detmar, individually, on behalf of himself, other similarly situated and a proposed Minnesota Rule 23 class, regarding unpaid overtime compensation in the United States District Court for Minnesota. The Complaint alleges that Plaintiff Wymer was not paid proper overtime pay for his overtime hours worked as a technician installing satellite devices. Accurate Communications contracts with satellite service providers, such as Dish Network, to provide installation and maintenance services.
The case alleges that Accurate Communications and Troy Detmar violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act and was filed on behalf of current and former installation technicians who work or have worked for Accurate Communications. Plaintiff Wymer alleges that he and other installation technicians were not paid properly for the overtime hours they worked due to the piece-rate payment scheme the company uses to compensate its technicians.
Plaintiff’s attorney Reena Desai stated, "Failure to pay installers proper overtime pay appears to be a problem in the cable and satellite television installation industry. These technicians work long hours each week and are often only paid on a piece-rate (per job) basis for each job they complete. We intend to help installation technicians recover any overtime wages they may be due under the law."
Plaintiffs are represented by Matthew H. Morgan and Reena I. Desai from Nichols Kaster, PLLP in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The case was filed in the District of Minnesota and is entitled Wymer v. Accurate Communications Solutions Inc. et al., Court File No. 11-cv-03647.
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