Case Title: Green v. Waste Management, Inc.
Case No. 4:2018-cv-01841
On June 5, 2018, we filed this collective action on behalf of all Waste Disposal Driver employees of Waste Management.
What is the Case about?
We filed this collective action against Waste Management, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas for a class of Waste Disposal Drivers who were not paid for all hours worked.
The Case alleges that Waste Management violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay employees for all hours worked. Specifically, Waste Management automatically deducts 30 minutes of pay from its drivers for their lunches, even though the Drivers regularly work through their lunch period.
Plaintiffs believe that they and other 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 for Waste Management as a Waste Disposal Driver and worked through their lunch period within the past three years is potentially eligible for the Case.
The Opt-in period for this case is still open, but it will close soon.
The close of the opt-in period does not bar your claim, only the statute of limitations (generally three years) can bar your claim. If the opt-in period has closed we will still try to enroll you in the current claim, if you sign a consent form, but we may have to bring your claim as a separate case.
How do I Join the Case?
You may join the Case by e-signing the Consent Form below. 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.
Please click on the state where you worked for Waste Management in and esign the form.
If you do not see the state you worked for Waste Management in then please call our office right away at 361-452-1279.
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.
June Update: We filed this Case on June 5, 2018.
August Update: Defendant filed a Motion to Dismiss on August 21, 2018.
September Update: We filed our Motion to Certify the Class on September 14, 2018.
September Update: We filed our response to the Motion to Dismiss on September 18, 2018.
October Update: The pretrial conference was reset for November 15, 2018.
November Update: The Defendant’s motion to dismiss was not granted and a Conditional Class of Texas Drivers was certified. Notice forms will be sent to all current and former Driver employees who worked for Waste Management, anywhere in Texas, at any time in the last 3 years. If you have already signed up for this case you may receive another notice and consent form from the third party administrator. You do not need to fill out the new form. Please remember if your phone number, email address, or physical mailing address has changed since you last spoke with us, you need to contact our office and let us know your new contact information.
December Update: Notice is now being mailed out to everyone who may join this Case.
If you did not work for Waste Management in Texas our office will contact you soon to update you on your case. If you have changed your phone number or email address recently please contact our office and update us so we have your correct contact information.
January Update: We are still in the Notice Period. The Deadline to join this case is January 29, 2019.
February Update: The Notice period for this case has closed. We are still adding people who sign up for this case. We will try to enroll those who sent in their signed consent forms after the notice period in this current case, but we may have to file them in a new case.
March Update: The Notice period for the Texas case has closed. Anyone may still join the cases in every other state if they worked for WM in that state. We are working on submitting motions to certify classes in every other state.
April Update: A case status conference with the Court has been set for May 3, 2019.