“Anytime an employer asks you to do something and it benefits it, they have to pay you. PESG is not doing that and we don’t have any idea why.”
By McKinley Strother | September 19, 2018 at 11:01 PM CDT – Updated September 19 at 11:19 PM
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) – PESG, a company contracted by Huntsville City Schools to hire nearly 700 positions, was hit with two lawsuits Wednesday.
One suit is being sent to federal court.
Since before this school year, a number of concerns have risen surrounding application deadlines, that led to even more confusion over pay rates, and then some people say they didn’t get paid at all, for weeks.
One suit is against PESG of Alabama, LLC and PESG Holding Company, LLC for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The complaint states that the company required its employees to attend an unpaid, yet mandatory 16-hour training.
“They did say in the emails that they were unpaid trainings, but just because they say that doesn’t mean it doesn’t violate the Fair Labor Standards Act,” said Attorney Eric Atrtrip. He says FLSA allows certain training’s to be unpaid, but this particular type of training required pay.
“Anytime an employer asks you to do something and it benefits it, they have to pay you. PESG is not doing that and we don’t have any idea why,” said Artrip.
The second suit delves into stipulations over pay rates.