Employee Rights & Overtime
Zimmerman Reed is dedicated to protecting the rights of employees whose employers have denied them all of the wages and benefits required by law. We have represented thousands of clients nationwide, recovering overtime, penalties, and other compensation.
Most employees in the United States are entitled to receive minimum wage and overtime compensation, under either federal or state laws. Unfortunately, many employers, even large employers, try to skirt their obligations, either by failing to pay employees for all the time they work, or by misclassifying workers as not entitled to the protections of laws that protect employees.
Our firm brings a wealth of experience in representing employees across the nation and a proven record in litigating complex cases. The following are some of the cases we have been privileged to work on:
Gender Pay Gap Litigation – Currently representing women in litigation against Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to recover lost wages of all current and former female employees working at HPE in California anytime from 2016 to the present.
Daud, et al. v. Gold’n Plump Poultry, Inc. – Represented employees facing religious discrimination in the workplace and won a $1.35 million settlement for our clients.
Fluegel v. FedEx Ground Package System – Zimmerman Reed headed the legal team that successfully challenged FedEx’s independent contractor model on behalf of 141 Illinois drivers in a lawsuit brought under federal and Illinois wage and hour laws.
Frank, et al. v. Gold’n Plump Poultry, Inc – Represented Minnesota and Wisconsin employees who were not paid for time spent performing work before and after paid shifts resulting in change of practices and $2.65 million monetary settlement for our clients.
Grabman, et al. v. Brakebush Brothers, Inc. – Represented employees who were not paid for time spent performing work before and after paid shifts, and who were not properly paid for work performed during meal breaks, which resulted in employer change of practices and $675,000 settlement for our clients.
Milner, et al. v. Farmers Insurance Exchange – Recovered a $1.5 million settlement after a jury found that insurance claims adjusters in Minnesota had been misclassified as exempt from overtime.
Phelps, et al. v. Green Bay Dressed Beef, LLC – Represented employees who were not paid for time spent performing work before and after paid shifts, which resulted in employer change of practices and $1.175 million settlement for our clients.
Robinson, et al. v. Novellus Systems, Inc – Recovered settlement for field service engineers in California and Oregon who had been misclassified as exempt from overtime.