Federal Court Orders Notice to Alro Steel Employees in Nationwide Overtime Lawsuit
Blanchard & Walker sent the court approved notice to 2500+ Alro Steel employees who may have a right to seek recover for off-the-clock uncompensated time at Alro Steel facilities throughout the country. Federal District Court Judge Murphy for the Eastern District of Michigan, granted conditional certification and ordered notice of FLSA rights to opt-in for current and former warehouse employees of Alro Steel Corporation.
The lawsuit alleges Alro deprived workers of pay based on “Alro time” policy that instructed employees to arrive to work pre-shift to apply protective equipment or to simply be available for work assignments. The lawsuit alleges that the Defendant disregarded actual punch-clock times and set it its time keeping system to round-up to to shift start time, despite workers required to arrive earlier to perform work for for Alro.
Similarly situated Alro warehouse employees throughout the country have received electronic notice in the last week. The court approved notice contains all the explanation of the basic issues. However, we understand many impacted employees will want to understand more. The original complaint filed in the Alro Steel Lawsuit is available here. If you did not receive notice and you believe you should have, you can contact us.
If you believe your rights to overtime pay may have been violated, you should seek individual legal advice. For questions regarding the content of this post, you can contact the authors at Blanchard & Walker PLLC.