Amusement parks are an important industry. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that there are more than 260,000 amusement park workers nationwide. Many of them are part-time or seasonal workers. Unfortunately, wage and hour violations remain a problem in the amusement park industry. Too many companies unlawfully underpay their workers.
At Hayber, McKenna & Dinsmore, LLC, we are currently representing amusement park workers who are suing Six Flags New England for failure to pay wages for time that they were required to stand in a security line (Barnes v. Six Flags). In this article, our wage and hour lawyers provide an overview of an active class action lawsuit against Six Flags.
Four Things to Know about the Class Action Wage and Hour Law Against Six Flags New England
1. The Six Flags in Agawam, MA Made Workers Wait in a Security Line WIthout Pay
The named plaintiff in this case is Mehgan Barnes. She worked at the Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts. As alleged in the complaint, she (and other employees) were required to wait in security lines each day and undergo screening without being compensated. Each employee was required to wait for an average of ten to twenty minutes in security lines every day. This represents millions of dollars of unpaid wages.
2. State and Federal Laws Protect Wage and Hour Rights
There are state and federal regulations in place that guarantee workers a right to a minimum wage and overtime pay. In this case, Six Flags New England is accused of violating its duties under the Massachusetts Minimum Fair Wage Act and the Massachusetts Wage act. Amusement park workers cannot be required to work without pay.
3. A Class Action Lawsuit: Similarly Situated Employees are Covered
The wage and hour lawsuit against Six Flags New England is a class action claim. This means that all similarly situated employees are covered. You can join the lawsuit if you were forced to wait in security lines without being paid while working at the Agawam amusement park.
4. Professional Legal Representation is Available
If you believe that you are a member of the protected class—a current or former Six Flags New England employee who was required to stand in a security line without being paid—you should consult with our attorneys today. We are here to review your case, answer questions, and explain your legal rights. As our employee rights firm is handling this class action wage and hour case on contingency, there are no legal fees for employees. You will not pay anything.
Call Our Wage and Hour Class Action Litigation Attorneys Today
At Hayber, McKenna & Dinsmore, LLC, our class action wage and hour litigation lawyers have the professional skills and legal knowledge that workers can rely on. We are actively representing amusement park workers who denied the full and fair pay that they earned. For more information about your rights or options, please do not hesitate to contact us for a confidential consultation. We represent employees in Massachusetts and Connecticut.