A New Issue Regarding Auto Technicians
I recently received a call from an attorney buddy of mine who is currently litigating a wage & hour case that involves techs. The attorney for the former employee is trying to argue that the “stand around” time (when the tech is waiting for work but on the clock) should be compensated separately at the rate of $16.00 per hour (if he provides his own tools and minimum wage if he does not)!!!
Currently, the techs are being compensated either by the total hours on the clock (including OT) or by the flag hours, whichever is greater. The attorney is trying to argue that they should get the stand around time in addition to the flag hours. This guy is either desperate or he is simply trying to create a name for himself with a precedent decision that changes the law.
I will keep you posted on this one!!