Wage and Hour Cases

Sawaya Law Firm wage and hour theft

Our current class/collective action cases include those listed below. Click the company name for more information. Please contact us if you are interested in making an employment law claim, whether for a company we already have a case against or a different company.

Current Cases

Successfully Litigated and Settled Cases

Dominguez v. Wilson Roofing Division, LLC

CASE FILED AND QUICKLY SETTLED! After making a demand for payment that went unanswered at the end of 2015, the Sawaya Law Firm filed a federal class action case against a Steamboat Springs roofing company that it alleges did not pay its roofing workers and snow plow operators overtime pay when they worked over 40 hours in a week, or more than 12 hours per day.  A copy of the complaint in the action may be read by clicking here. Quickly after we filed the other side contacted us and indicated an interest in trying to settle the matter. In May 2016 the parties met before Magistrate Judge Michael Hegarty who helped craft a settlement to which the parties have agreed. The court has given the parties until the middle of July to finish negotiating the terms of that settlement. Be on the lookout for an update notifying you of when and how to make a claim for compensation under this soon-to-be-completed agreement.

Fresenius Medical Care Dialysis Services

Registered nurses who perform dialysis sued Fresenius for violating the company’s own contract and Colorado Wage and Hour Law by requiring the nurses to work through their rest and lunch breaks and use their personal cell phones for work without reimbursement.

Brewer v. Montrose Memorial Hospital, Inc.

Sawaya & Miller settled a case against Montrose Memorial Hospital on behalf of employees who were misclassified as exempt employees and not paid overtime at a time-and-a-half rate.

Scifo v. Denver Drywall

Sawaya & Miller settled a case against Denver Drywall Co. on behalf of an employee who was not paid overtime or vacation time, was not reimbursed for his cell phone or mileage, and was terminated several months before his contract was up.

Lester v. The Career Building Academy

Sawaya & Miller worked as co-drafter of the brief for amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) of the Plaintiffs’ Employment Lawyers Association of Colorado which made the winning argument that successful plaintiffs in Colorado wage and hour cases generally should be entitled to attorney’s fees so that they are not prohibited by cost from suing employers for wage theft.

McWilliams v. M.J. Wullschleger & Assoc., P.C., d/b/a/ Cherished Companion

Sawaya & Miller settled a case against Cherished Companion, a veterinary clinic, on behalf of employees who were not paid for all hours worked, not paid overtime, and denied rest and lunch breaks.

Zaragoza v. Swifts Breakfast House, Inc.

Sawaya & Miller won a jury trial against a restaurant that willfully deprived a dishwasher/cook of pay for all hours worked and for overtime pay. The win amounted to the largest known individual recovery for a single restaurant worker in the history of wage and hour litigation in Colorado. Read the verdict here. After the verdict, we reached a confidential settlement with the restaurant’s owner.

Hickey v. Brinker International Payroll Co., L.P., d/b/a Maggiano’s

Sawaya & Miller reached a confidential settlement with Maggiano’s on behalf of banquet servers who allegedly had their tips wrongfully taken by the restaurant.

Watts v. American Property Maintenance, Inc., d/b/a Dream House

Sawaya & Miller reached a settlement on behalf of a class of adult entertainers who were misclassified as tenants or independent contractors, not paid for all their time worked, and not paid overtime.

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