What is the Case about?

We filed this case against Harvey Pallets in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri for a proposed class of Employees allegedly paid by a piece rate system and who were not paid the minimum wage, overtime, and/or were not paid for all hours worked.

The Case alleges the following:

  • that Harvey Pallets violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay employees the minimum wage, overtime, and/or pay for all hours worked.
  • that Harvey Pallets failed pay the minimum wage for all hours worked, only a piece rate system, a pay per pallet system.
  • that Harvey Pallets failed to pay overtime at the required time-and-a-half rate for all hours worked in excess of forty hours in a workweek.
  • that Harvey Pallets fails to pay employees at all for some hours worked, such as time spent cleaning the workshop.

The Plaintiff believes that he and other employees are entitled to recover unpaid wages, unpaid overtime, liquidated damages, attorney’s fees, and costs.

This case is ongoing, the facts are disputed, and the Court has not ruled on the liability or damages alleged.

Can You and Your Fellow Workers Join This Case?

Generally, yes. If you or your fellow co-workers worked for Harvey Pallets within the past three years and if you believe you were not paid all of your wages as we have alleged, then you can file a consent form to join this case. The proposed class of employees that we have alleged includes the following: All Persons Currently or Formerly Employed By Harvey Pallets Management Group, LLC In Missouri, Iowa and Michigan As A Pallet Repairer At Any Time During The Class Period. The Court has not yet decided whether this case may proceed as a collective or class action, which is disputed.

How do I Get Involved?

You may join this Case and hire the lawyers of Anderson Alexander, PLLC to represent you by e-signing this 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. You may also seek to hire other attorneys to represent you and file a separate lawsuit against Harvey Pallets.

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 Joining This Case 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 obtain a recovery on your behalf. Our payment will come out of the recovery amount, if any.

Case Updates

February Update: On January 24, 2019 We filed this case. Read the pleadings here.

April Update: On April 3, 2019 Harvey filed its answer. Read the answer here.

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