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Second Lawsuit Against Allied Universal Filed

Forester Haynie recently filed a second lawsuit against Universal Protection Service, A.K.A. Allied Universal Security Services on behalf of security guards that work or have worked for Allied Universal. Allied Universal is a security and facility services company that provides security personnel to a variety of locations across the country. It has has acquired additional companies such as SecurAmerica and GS4 since the last lawsuit settled. The lawsuit alleges that Allied Universal has also failed to update its compensation practices since then.

Lawsuit Alleges Unpaid Overtime

The lawsuit alleges that Allied Universal’s security guard employees are, or were hourly-paid, overtime eligible employees, who worked at Allied Universal’s customers’ sites providing security services including patrolling, monitoring, and reporting suspicious activity. The lawsuit states that these security guards frequently  had to work extra hours, including overtime over forty hours a week, but were denied additional and lawful pay for this extra time.

The private security giant is also alleged to be continuing the use of flawed methods to record employee hours. In one instance, a ransomware attack on their payroll platform completely wiped every record of employee work hours.

Suing Your Employer For Unpaid Wages

In the event that an employer has breached wage and hour laws of the FLSA, affected employees may have the opportunity to seek recourse for any unpaid wages through filing a complaint with the labor board, initiating a wage and hour lawsuit, or joining one of the many cases handled by our firm that may already be pending against their employer. Potential lawsuits pertaining to overtime violations may entail:

  • Failed to pay overtime wages for work over 8 hours in a day
  • Failed to pay overtime wages for work over 40 hours in a week
  • Not paying overtime for working more than six consecutive days
  • Forcing employees to work off the clock
  • Requiring employees to work during an unpaid meal break or rest break
  • Misclassifying workers are “exempt” or “independent contractors”

About Forester Haynie

Forester Haynie takes minimum wage and FLSA violations very seriously. These violations happen because many employers choose to pay their employees below the federal minimum wage, withhold overtime pay, and put their bottom line before their employees’ livelihoods. Forester Haynie’s attorneys are dedicated to making sure that people are being lawfully compensated for their labor. We have recovered more than $15 million for pizza delivery drivers across the nation in recent years. Settlements can take time, so you will have to be patient with us while we fight for you. Forester Haynie does not charge our clients any up front fees or case costs. Unlike many firms, we only get paid when you do.

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If you have ever been a security guard employee of Allied Universal and would like to assist our firms’ investigation into Allied Universal or want more information about the case, please fill out the form below to speak with one of our attorneys.

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