New York, NY: Dish Network, and a satellite installation company, Dish Country, Inc., are facing an employment class action lawsuit for violations of State and Federal wage and hour laws.
The lawsuit, filed on September 13, 2013 in Federal District Court, alleges that Dish Country, Inc. and Dish Network engaged in the practice of employee misclassification, in which Dish Country, Inc. would repeatedly and routinely misclassify their employees as “independent contractors” to avoid having to follow State and Federal labor laws.
The class action lawsuit also alleges that defendants routinely made arbitrary illegal deductions from the employees paychecks; deprived employees of a 30 minute uninterrupted lunch break; failed to compensate employees for all hours worked; failed to provide employees with mandatory disclosures concerning their rate of pay; failed to provide employees with mandatory disclosures related to wage deductions; deprived employees of overtime; and wrongfully denied the misclassified employees from several ERISA benefit plans.
The class action lawsuit is filed on behalf of all non-exempt employees that worked as a misclassified satellite installation technician for Dish Country, Inc.
The case is being prosecuted by Hacker Murphy, LLP, an Albany, NY based litigation firm.