LePage Bakeries “Distributors”
Distributors at LePage Bakeries are suing for being Misclassified as independent contractors. They believe that they were really employees and as a result have suffered economic harm. You might be able to join if you were a Distributor at LePage Bakeries during the last three years. Continue reading for details.
QI. What is this case about?
Misclassification. Distributors at LaPage Bakers are classified as independent contractors instead of employees. We claim in this lawsuit that this is wrong and that Distributors should be classified as employees. Click here to read the lawsuit itself.
QII. But I signed a contract. Does this prevent me from recovering?
No. The fact that you may have signed a contract does not prevent you from making a claim that you should not have been classified as an independent contractor. The law is the law.
QIII. What court is the case filed in? Does it matter?
Connecticut. This case is filed in Federal Court in Connecticut
QIV. Should I fear retaliation?
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.
QV. 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.
QVI. Who are the lawyers representing Distributors?
Hayber, McKenna & Dinsmore, LLC. The Distributors who brought this lawsuit are being represented by the Hayber, McKenna & Dinsmore. We are experienced misclassification lawyers and have successfully handled cases like this in the past.
Lichten & Liss-Riordan. They are a Boston law firm who has years of experience in these matters.
QVII. How much can I expect to get?
It depends. We claim that Distributors should be paid for all unpaid wages, expenditures, costs, deductions, benefits or other losses resulting from Defendants’ misclassification as Independent Contractors.
QVIII. 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.
The following represents the status of the case as of the date indicated:
|January 6, 2015||Complaint||This is the lawsuit itself which includes the detailed allegations of wrongdoing.|
|February 5, 2015||Answer to Complaint|