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July 8, 2024

St. Louis Heavy Equipment Operators Survive Motion to Dismiss in Overtime Lawsuit

A group of Heavy Equipment Operators who man garbage trucks recently sued the City of St. Louis alleging, in part, that they are entitled to overtime compensation for all their time worked over 40 hours in a workweek.
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Sophia Serrao
Tues., July 9, 2024

A group of Heavy Equipment Operators who man garbage trucks recently sued the City of St. Louis alleging, in part, that they are entitled to overtime compensation for all their time worked over 40 hours in a workweek. Plaintiffs allege they wrote down accurate times on their timesheets but the City of St. Louis failed to adequately and correctly pay these essential workers for their time worked. The City requested the case be dismissed which the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently denied in regards to the Plaintiffs claims for overtime compensation when working more than 40 hours in a workweek, in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. The case is Carter v. City of St. Louis, Case No. 4:23-CV-1548 (E.D. Mis.).

McGillivary Steele Elkin LLP has a long history of fighting for employees to be paid properly, representing a variety of workers, including city employees and has fought tirelessly for employees to be paid for the work they are owed, such as Department of Homeless Services employees and Child Protective Specialists. MSE is currently representing similar heavy equipment operators who work for the City of New York as Sanitation Workers and Supervisors for FLSA overtime violations.

A healthy work-life balance is important for every employee, and overtime work is supposed to come with financial incentives. Therefore, it’s essential to ensure that the employees’ extra hours are compensated in accordance with labor laws. If you believe that your employer is forcing you to work overtime without proper compensation, contact us today for help.

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When McGillivary Steele Elkin LLP decides to take your case, it is because we believe there is an unacceptable workplace violation that has negatively impacted you or resulted in your employer paying less than what the law requires and which we have a reasonable chance of remedying. We recognize that meritorious claims should not go unremedied because of the level of a person’s resources.

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