Edwards Kirby Announces Collective Class Action Filed against Digicon For Failure to Pay Overtime Wages
Washington, D.C. (Oct. 9, 2014) – Cate Edwards and Sharon Eubanks, attorneys with Edwards Kirby – a national law practice led by some of the best known and most highly acclaimed litigators in America, former U.S. Senator, John Edwards and David Kirby, filed a collective and class action complaint against Digicon for failure to pay overtime wages. Digicon is a government contractor that provides IT services for local, state and federal governments, as well as commercial companies across the U.S. The case was filed in late September on behalf of the numerous individuals nationwide whom Digicon employed as information technology service staff, but failed to pay overtime wages as required by law. Anyone else who may have been subject to the unlawful withholding of overtime wages should contact Edwards Kirby.
The plaintiffs assert that Digicon unlawfully withheld overtime compensation in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and state laws throughout the U.S. The complaint alleges these employees were deliberately misclassified as exempt from overtime laws by Digicon. As a result, Digicon improperly withheld overtime wages despite the fact that the workers did not meet the criteria for any exempt classification recognized under the law. The collective and class action includes individuals employed as information technology services staff, including technicians, analysts, support analysts, customer support analysts and desktop technicians, across the company’s numerous worksites.
“Edwards Kirby was founded to give everyday people a voice when faced with injustice and ensure that high-quality legal representation is available to everyone,” said Cate Edwards. “The D.C. office of Edwards Kirby focuses on pursuing cases of discrimination, civil rights and social inequality, including the lawful treatment of workers. Under federal and state law, many workers have a right to be paid for every hour you work, and to be paid more for overtime hours. We are advocating for these individuals because they worked hard and put in a lot of hours on behalf of Digicon, and they deserve to be appropriately, and lawfully, paid for that work.”
The Thompson v. Digicon Corporation case is pending in U.S. District Court
in D.C., and Edwards Kirby is expecting to identify more improperly classified
Digicon employees in the course of litigation. Edwards Kirby represents
clients nationwide. For more information or to
contact Edwards Kirby, visit our website or call (919) 335-7005.