Comcast and its staffing supplier, Robert Half, face a potential class action suit for allegedly failing to pay overtime wages to contingents working as incident managers.
In a complaint filed March 22 in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Trevor Scott alleges Comcast and Robert Half failed to pay him and other similarly situated workers overtime wages that are required by state and federal law. He seeks class action status for the case.
According to the court filing, Scott was assigned by Robert Half to work as an incident manager at Comcast in 2018. He and other similarly situated workers were routinely required to work through meal breaks due to work load but remained uncompensated for that time, according to the lawsuit. They were also required to continue working up to 30 minutes beyond their scheduled shifts. Additionally, they were required to work on call every nine days, but hours worked during those on-call shifts went untracked and uncompensated.
During a typical week from January to October 2021, according to the court filing, Scott would work at least 55 hours per week, but was only paid for 40 hours.
The lawsuit seeks back wages and overtime pay as well as class-action status.
The case number is 2:22-cv-01105-RBS