Suit Accuses Dewey and Staffing Firm of Failing to Pay OT
Posted Apr 6, 2011 7:00 AM CST
By Debra Cassens Weiss
A technology worker claims in a lawsuit that he has been working as much as 56 hours a week at Dewey & LeBoeuf since 2009 without receiving any overtime pay.
The suit by Charlemagne Dumay names as defendants the staffing firm that employs him, Robert Half International, as well as Dewey, the Am Law Daily reports. Dumay says he has been placed at the law firm since 2005, but the wage and hour violations didn’t begin until 2009 when the law firm opened a new network operations center.
Dumay alleges his supervisor at Dewey told him he would have to carry over any overtime worked until he had a weekly pay period in which he worked less than 40 hours. Dumay was paid $22 an hour for his work as a network operations specialist.
His suit (PDF posted by the Am Law Daily) seeks class action status.