Hoyt Livery, Inc. “Limousine Driver” Overtime Lawsuit
Limousine Drivers at Hoyt Livery, Inc. are suing for unpaid overtime wages. You might be able to join if you were a Limousine Driver at Hoyt Livery during the last three years. Continue reading for details.
The Court has certified both a class action and a collective action in this case. All limo drivers eligible to join this lawsuit should have received notice of this lawsuit and a form inviting them to join the suit for unpaid overtime. If you have questions about whether you are eligible to join, please call the Hayber Law Firm immediately as you have a limited amount of time to opt into this case.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT RETALIATION FOR JOINING A LAWSUIT TO ENFORCE YOUR OVERTIME RIGHTS IS ILLEGAL! Employers may not attempt to convince you not to join this type of lawsuit. If you believe you have been subjected to unlawful retaliation or coercion, please contact us immediately.
- Who is the defendant?
- What is this case about?
- But I get paid “by the run?” I thought that mean that I don’t get overtime?
- What does the law require?
- What court is the case filed in? Does it matter?
- Can I join? If so, how?
- Should I fear Retaliation?
- What if I don’t have records of my hours?
- Where can I go to get answers to my questions?
- Who are the lawyers representing Limousine Drivers?
- How much can I expect to get?
- Will I have to pay any legal fees or costs?
- What is the status of the case?
- View Original Complaint and Join Today
Hoyt Livery, Inc., Santo Silvestro and Lynda Silvestro Hoyt Livery, Inc., according to their website, is Fairfields County’s premier limousine and car service. They are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Unpaid overtime wages. Limousine Drivers at Hoyt Livery, Inc. are paid a salary but not paid any overtime wages when they work beyond 40 hours in a week. We claim in this lawsuit that this is wrong and that Limousine Drivers are entitled to be paid on an hourly basis, including time and a half when they work more than 40 hours in a week.
Not true. Whether or not you get overtime is a question of law, and the fact that an employer pays you a flat amount per trip and no overtime premiums does not mean that you aren’t entitled to overtime.
State and federal overtime laws require employers to pay time and a half when employees work more than 40 hours in a week. There are exceptions to this rule. Including, exemptions for executives, professionals, and administrators, there are also exemptions for outside sales and inside sales (but only when commissions are more than half of the employee’s total pay). Employees are allowed to join collective actions simply by signing and returning a consent form.
Connecticut. This case is filed in Federal Court in Connecticut.
Maybe. If you were a Limousine Driver for Hoyt Livery, Inc. between October, 2011 and October, 2014, you should have received a notice of the lawsuit and a Consent Form to join the lawsuit. Although the time to join the suit has passed, if you were employed as a Limousine Driver during this time period and did not receive the notice and Consent Form, you may still be able to join. Click the “Consent Form” button below to view and print a Consent Form.
Sign it, send it to us at the Hayber Law Firm and we’ll file it with the court. You can e-mail, fax or send the consent form to us via regular mail.
Our fax number is (860) 218-9555.
Call us to discuss this issue.
No. It is illegal to retaliate against an employee who joins a lawsuit like this. If you experience retaliation, we will help you.
Don’t worry. Employees who are misclassified as “exempt” and not paid overtime can still sue even if they didn’t keep time records. The hours that you worked can usually be determined by other methods, including when you logged in and off a computer system when you sent emails or made phone calls and other ways.
Call us. You are always welcome to call us at Hayber Law Firm who will do their best to answer your questions. Our number is 860-522-8888.
Hayber Law Firm, LLC. The Limousine Drivers who brought this lawsuit are being represented by the Hayber Law Firm. We are experienced overtime class action lawyers and have successfully handled cases like this in the past.
It depends. We claim that Limousine Drivers should be paid for the hours they worked beyond forty in a week. The actual amount you get (if any) will depend on how many hours you worked, your pay, and other factors.
No. We have agreed to work on this case on a “contingency” basis which means that our fee, and reimbursement for our costs, will come, if at all, out of any settlement. The court will closely supervise our fee petition and ensure that it is fair to the class.
The following represents the status of the case as of the date indicated:
|October 18, 2013||Complaint||This is the lawsuit itself which includes the detailed allegations of wrongdoing.|
|January 9, 2014||Answer to the Complaint|
|September 17, 2014||Ruling: Granting Plaintiff’s Motions for Conditional Certification|
|August 5, 2015||Ruling: Granting Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment as to Liability|
|August 6, 2016||Amended Complaint|
|August 25,2015||Answer to Amended Complaint|
|December 8, 2016||Ruling: Denying Defendants’ Motion to Decertify the class|
|January 13, 2017||Settlement Conference scheduled before Magistrate Judge Holly B. Fitzsimmons|
|February 28, 2017||Jury Selection scheduled|
|March 13-2017 – March 24, 2017||Trial Scheduled|
Join Today Complaint Hoyt Livery’s Answer to the Complaint Ruling: Granting Conditional Certification Ruling: On Motion for Partial Summary Judgement Amended Complaint Answer to Amended Complaint Ruling: Denying Defendants’ Motion to Decertify the Class