Cintas Class Action Lawsuit

March 24 2003

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Cintas Corp. on behalf of workers. Drivers claim that the company regularly made them work unpaid overtime by classifying them as exempt employees. The plaintiffs, who could number up to 3,400 workers, claim that this misclassification violates the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and overtime laws in California, Illinois, Michigan and New Jersey.

Lawyers estimate that up to 9000 workers have been misclassified in violation the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and overtime laws. To date, well over one hundred plaintiffs from 18 different states have joined the case. Hundreds, if not thousands, more are expected to join the case in the next few months.

On April 23, 2004, the Court ruled that all persons who work or have worked for Cintas as Service Sales Representatives, Commission Route Salespersons, Commission Route Sales Representatives, Route Drivers and all other persons performing a service and/or delivery function on a non-hourly basis, anywhere in the United States, at any time from March 2000 to the present, must be notified of their right to join this lawsuit for unpaid overtime claims. Court-approved notices explaining how to join this lawsuit should have already been posted in all Cintas workplaces, and copies of the notice and Consent to Sue will be mailed to most drivers in late June or early July.

For further info go to Cintas Overtime Case
Last updated April 1 2009