Request Legal Help Now - Free
Advertisement
 

KGB-USA Settles Employment Class Action for $1.3M


This is a settlement for the Employment lawsuit.

Bethlehem, PA: KGB-USA, one of the largest independent providers of directory assistance and enhanced information services globally, will pay $1.3 million to settle charges it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. The charges arise from an investigation by the US Department of Labor (DOL) into the classification of 14,568 workers who the company alleged were independent contractors. Specifically, KGB-USA paid home workers piece rates of approximately 10 cents per call to answer text messages from customers.

The DOL investigation determined that the arrangements with those workers made them employees, not contractors, and as such were entitled, at least, to earn the minimum wage. The investigation also revealed that KGB-USA failed to keep accurate records of hours worked for its far-flung workforce.

Legal Help

If you have a similar problem and would like to be contacted by a lawyer at no cost or obligation, please fill in our form.
Published on Apr-23-13

No cost PR for your verdicts and settlementsPublish your verdicts and settlements at no charge

READ MORE Employment Settlements and Legal News

ADD YOUR COMMENT ON THIS ISSUE

Fields marked * are mandatory. Please read our comment guidelines before posting.

*Name:

Note: Your name will be published with your comment.

*Email Address:

Your email will only be used if a response is needed.
*Your Comment:

Are you the defendant or a subject matter expert on this topic with an opposing viewpoint? We'd love to hear your comments here as well, or if you'd like to contact us for an interview please submit your details here.
Request Legal Help Now! - Free