On November 30, 2016, we filed a lawsuit on behalf of freight brokers and freight coordinators against Best Logistics Group, Inc. The Complaint alleges that Best Logistics misclassified freight brokers and freight coordinators as exempt from overtime and did not pay them overtime wages when they worked more than 40 hours in a workweek. According to the Complaint, freight brokers and freight coordinators do not satisfy any of the exemptions permitted under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Complaint also alleges that Best Logistics violated the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act by failing to pay all wages due on regularly scheduled paydays. We seek to recover unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages and other statutorily-permitted relief.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I eligible?
This case was brought on behalf of freight brokers and freight coordinators who worked for Best Logistics Group, but were not paid overtime wages. If you worked for Best Logistics Group as a freight broker or freight coordinator at any time during the past three years and were not paid overtime wages when you worked more than 40 hours in a workweek, then you may have a claim.
Which Locations Are Included?
This case involves freight brokers and freight coordinators who worked out of Best Logistics Group’s Kernersville, NC location.
How Do I Join This Case?
To join this case, you must complete a Consent Form and return it to us for filing with the Court. You may return it to our office via fax (704-612-0038), email attachment to email@example.com, or by mail to 15720 Brixham Hill Ave, #331, Charlotte, NC 28277.
What Time Frame Does This Case Cover?
The FLSA contains a statute of limitations that permits an employee to recover unpaid overtime wages within two (2) years of when the employee joins the lawsuit. The statute of limitations can be extended to three (3) years under certain circumstances.
Do I Have to Pay Anything?
You do not have to pay anything to Gibbons Leis, PLLC to join the lawsuit. We are handling the case on a contingency basis, which means we will only be paid if the lawsuit results in a settlement or final judgment. Any fees and costs paid to Gibbons Leis, PLLC. will bepaid from the settlement or judgment.
How Do I Prove I Worked Overtime?
The FLSA requires employers to keep accurate records of all time worked by non-exempt employees. If Best Logistics Group did not keep accurate time records, you will be permitted to provide a “good faith estimate” of the time you worked.
Can Best Logistics Group Retaliate Against Me?
The FLSA makes it illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for joining an overtime lawsuit. If you suffer retaliation, you may have additional claims against your employer. If you currently work for Best Logistics Group and you believe you may be a victim of retaliation for joining or participating in this lawsuit, contact us immediately.
How Long Will This Case Take?
The length of an overtime lawsuit varies from case to case. Typically, overtime lawsuits last one to three years.
How Can I Help?
Right now, we are hoping to speak with as many current and former Best Logistics Group freight brokers and freight coordinators as possible to learn more about the case. If you have information regarding the job duties of freight brokers and freight coordinators, or information about Best Logistics Group’s pay practices, you may contact Phil Gibbons at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-612-0038.