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.

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Successfully Litigated and Settled Cases

Arteaga-Gomez v. Prestige Corporate Relocation, LLC 

Movers sued Prestige Corporate Relocation in January of 2015 for failing to pay time and a half for overtime even though the employees routinely worked more than twelve hours a day and forty hours a week. Click here to read a copy of the Complaint. We at the Sawaya Law Firm were able to reach a Settlement Agreement for our clients on May 18, 2016. The Class Action case settled for $200,000.00.

Bauer v. Glenmoor Country Club

We at the Sawaya Law Firm represented service employees who sued Glenmoor Country Club in February of 2015 for illegally keeping gratuities that belonged to the servers, and for improperly deducting uniform costs from employees’ pay. The Class Action Case Settled for 450.000.00. Click here to read a copy of the Complaint.

Lozoya v. AllPhase Landscape Construction, Inc.

Current and former landscape and snow removal employees filed a lawsuit against their employer for failing to pay them for all the hours they worked, not paying overtime, and making illegal deductions from their pay. Click here to read a copy of the Complaint.

The Judge overseeing this case entered an order granting class certification under state law in favor of our clients. The final order approved the parties’ Joint Motion for Approval of the Settlement Agreement. The case is now resolved and the only outstanding matters are the $412,500.00 payments to be made by All Phase to those who are owed money under the court’s final approval order. We at the Sawaya Law Firm are so pleased to have been able to bring this matter to a successful conclusion for these workers!

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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