Case Title: Hall v. Gannett Co. Inc.,
Case No. 2:19-cv-00339
On January 22, 2019, we filed this collective and class action on behalf of all hourly call center employees of the Gannett Company.
What is the Case about?
We filed this collective action against the Gannett Company in the U.S. District Court of Arizona for a class of hourly employees who were not paid for all hours worked.
The Case alleges that Gannett violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay employees for all hours worked. Specifically, Gannett does not pay employees for time spent logging into their computers, opening up necessary programs, and time otherwise spent getting “call ready.”
Plaintiffs believe that they and other hourly employees are entitled to recover unpaid wages, unpaid overtime, interest on the unpaid wages, liquidated damages, attorney’s fees, and costs.
Who is Eligible for this Case?
Anyone who worked in a Gannett call center as an hourly employee within the past three years is potentially eligible for the Case.
How do I Join the Case?
You may join the Case by e-signing the Consent Form. You may also print out the form, sign it, and mail it to our office at, 819 North Upper Broadway, Corpus Christi, TX 78401. It is important to sign and return this form as quickly as possible because the time period for your recoverable wages will depend on when this form is filed with the Court.
Can I be fired for joining?
The law prohibits Employers, or their agents, from firing, harassing, discriminating, or retaliating against an employee for taking part in a case for back wages.
Will this cost me anything?
You will not pay anything to join this case. This case is being handled on a contingency fee basis. Our firm will only be paid if we win the case and recover your back wages. Our payment will come out of the recovery amount.
January Update: We filed this Case on January 22, 2019. Read the Pleadings here.
Bloomberg recently reported on our case. Click here to see.
February Update: A Motion to Extend the Deadline for Gannett’s Answer by 30 days has been filed. These motions are very common and they are almost always granted.
March Update: Gannett has filed its answer. Read it Here.
April Update: The parties have agreed to transfer this case to Kentucky.