Safelite and Lewis File for Protective Order in Overtime Pay Suit
July 30, 2012

by Katie O'Mara,

Safelite and Demetriot Lewis have filed documents requesting a protective order in the overtime pay lawsuit filed by Lewis, a former windshield repair technician for Safelite. Lewis is seeking a class action suit against the company alleging that he is owed overtime pay for hours not counted in his work day.

The protective order, if granted, would be put in place to keep protected material (copied or extracted information, testimony and conversation) private.

“Disclosure and discovery activity in this action are likely to involve production of confidential, proprietary or private information for which special protection from public disclosure and from use for any purpose other than prosecuting this litigation may be warranted,” read the court documents.

The order would require that both parties would return all protected material to the producing party or destroy the material within 60 days after the final disposition.

Lewis, who says he worked as a mobile windshield repair technician from April 2010 to December 2010 in the San Francisco Bay area, alleges that he was regularly scheduled to work eight hours per day, but that the company “did not pay [him] wages for all the hours [he] worked.”

Lewis further alleges that he was not paid for all of the hours he worked. He says that though the company sometimes paid him time and a half based on his $12 hourly rate of pay, the company did not factor the repair incentives that he sometimes received into the time-and-a-half rate.

The court has not yet ruled on the request for a protective order.

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