October 2010 Archives

October 31, 2010

Olan Mills Pays $3 Million in FLSA Claim

A Tennessee federal court judge approved a $3 million class action settlement agreed to by Olan Mills Inc. and its employees.

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The 18 class representatives worked for Olan Mills in Tennessee, California, Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Michigan. Most of the class members were employed as studio photographers and paid on an hourly as opposed to a salary. The claimed that Olan Mills required them to work off the clock including before their shifts and after their shifts. In addition, the employees claim that the company failed to pay overtime, failed to allow employees rest and meal breaks, and failed to reimburse employees for expenses. These violations allegedly occurred between 2003 and 2009.

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October 5, 2010

Danville Settles Wrongful Demotion Case

The City of Danville, in central Kentucky settled a lawsuit with its former chief financial officer, reports the Lexington Herald Leader.

The plaintiff, Spencer Rodgers, alleged that he was demoted after an investigation of mishandling of city finances in 2007. The lawsuit was filed in Boyle Circuit Court in October 2008.

The City has agreed to pay Rodgers a total of $125,000, with $75,000 coming from city funds and an additional $50,000 from the city's insurer. In addition, Rodgers will continue as IT technician for six weeks and will receive letters of reference.
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If you have also been demoted or fired because you participated in an investigation, you should contact an Kentucky attorney to find out if you have a case.