United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Docket No: 17-1635
Counsel: Justin Swidler, Richard Swartz, Robert Soloff (of Robert D. Soloff, P.A. in Plantation, Florida), Alan Eichenbaum (of Alan Eichenbaum, P.A. in Plantation, Florida)
On March 10, 2017, five home service technicians employed by Haier US Appliance Solutions d/b/a GE Appliance (“Haier”) filed suit in the United District Court for the District of New Jersey asserting that they were not paid for all time worked. The service technicians seek to bring their claims on a collective and class action basis on behalf of all service technicians in the United States. The technicians allege that they were required to perform preshift work duties at home, and were not paid for the time it took to complete those duties. Additionally, the service technicians assert that under the Portal to Portal Act, once they began working at home, the travel from their house to the first customer location should have been paid as well.
The lawsuit seeks to recover wages and overtime wages for the unpaid work. The lawsuit asserts damages for unpaid wage claims which were incurred by employees on or after January 1, 2017.
The Court has not yet made any rulings on the merits of the case or whether the case will be proceed as a class or collective action.
You can learn more about the lawsuit below. If you worked for Haier as a home service technician during a workweek for which pay was due on or after January 1, 2017, you can submit a Consent Form, which we will submit to the Court for its consideration.