The June lawsuit against Fuyao Glass America for alleged unpaid wages just got bigger. Two more former employees have requested to join seven others as plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the auto glass manufacturer for alleged unpaid wages and unpaid overtime hours.
Jennifer Mayabb and Connie Childress have filed a request to join Julia Staggs, John Greene, Stephen Newman, Chuck Dickens, Andre Cameron, Chad Clark and Nettie Halliburton.
The plaintiffs claim the manufacturer refused to pay them overtime due to the defendant’s automatic meal break deduction policy. According to court documents, the former employees allege all hours worked over 40 were to be compensated at a rate of time-and-a-half.
Newman, a former hourly production line worker for the company’s auto glass replacement department, alleged the company went so far as to round his hours during the times he worked earlier or later than his scheduled shifts.
In addition, Staggs claims she and 100 other employees were promised time-and-a-half to work the Saturday and Sunday following Thanksgiving 2016. Pay, she alleges, she did not receive.
Fuyao responded to the complaint in early October denying all of the allegations outlined against them. The company also asked for the case to be dismissed.
The plaintiffs are seeking class action on behalf of themselves and all current and former hourly, non-exempt production employees working at the Moraine, Ohio facility. According to Dayton Daily News, the attorney for Staggs, the lead plaintiff, said he expects to know if the plaintiffs will be granted class-action status by the end of this year.