Jani-King, Inc. Misclassification Lawsuit

Franchisee’s for Jani-King, Inc. are suing for unlawful misclassification as independent contractors instead of as employees.


I. Who are the Defendants?

Jani-King International, Inc., Jani-King, Inc., and Jani-King of Hartford, Inc. Texas corporations with principal places of business in Addison, Texas.

II. What is this case about?

Misclassification. Franchisee’s for Jani-King, Inc., are classified as independent contractors instead of employees. We claim in this law suit that this is wrong and that Independent Contractors should be classified as employees.

III. What court is the case filed in?

Connecticut. This case is filed in United States District Court, District of Connecticut in Hartford.

IV. Should I fear retaliation?

No. It is illegal to retaliate against an employee who joins a lawsuit like this. If you experience retaliation, we will help you.

V. Where can I go to get answers to my questions?

Call us. You are always welcome to call us at Hayber, McKenna & Dinsmore who will do their best to answer your questions. Our number is 860-522-8888.

VI. Who are the lawyers representing?

Hayber, McKenna & Dinsmore, LLC. and Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C. The Franchisee’s who brought this lawsuit are being represented by the Hayber, McKenna & Dinsmore and Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C. We are experienced lawyers and have successfully handled cases like this in the past.

VII. How much can I expect to get?

It depends. We claim that Franchisee’s should be paid for all unpaid wages, expenditures, costs, deductions, benefits or other losses resulting from Defendants’ misclassification as Independent Contractors.

VIII. Will I have to pay any legal fees or costs?

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.

IX. What is the status of the case?

The following represents the status of the case as of the date indicated:




December 5, 2016 Complaint This is the lawsuit itself which includes the detailed allegations of wrongdoing.

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