Misclassification could cost Dayton cable firm $1.6 million — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
  • LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+

Misclassification could cost Dayton cable firm $1.6 million

Get PDF file

by on
in Human Resources,Overtime Labor Laws

A federal judge has sided with the U.S. Department of Labor in an employee misclassification lawsuit against Fairfield-based Cascom, which lays fiber-optic lines for Time Warner Cable in the Dayton area.

The Department’s Wage and Hour Division sued two years ago, claiming Cascom incorrectly classified em­­ployees as independent contractors in order to avoid paying overtime.

The judge’s decision sets the stage for a damages hearing to assess the final amount due to the misclassified workers. Since government attorneys put the unpaid overtime tab at $800,000 and sought double damages for a willful violation, the total bill could hit $1.6 million.

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: