Employment Litigation

The law firm of Audet & Partners, LLP represents individuals and class members in a variety of employee side claims, ranging from discriminatory hiring, firing and pay, to whistleblower/qui tam rights, to complex employment related business litigation. Over the years, the firm has represented individuals in privacy, retaliation and similar claims, and has obtained significant class and individual payments to its clients. Whether a state court action or one involving federal law, the firm has the expertise and the resources to file and pursue claims against the largest corporations in the world.

Audet & Partners, LLP’s employment litigation section works on overtime, salary, unpaid wages and related claims, as well as privacy rights and other worker protection. Whether an individual claim or class action case, the attorneys Audet & Partner, LLP can review your case without charge and provide you with the legal advice you may need to protect your rights. If you have a case, contact us for a consultation.


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06/08/2016

Aesthetician Pay Must Now Include “Non-Productive” Time

Aesthetician Pay Lawsuit

For years, aestheticians have effectively been denied compensation for "down time" spent performing work-related functions, or simply waiting, between appointments.  Effective January 2016, a new California law requires employers to compensate employees, including aestheticians, for time spent under the employer's "control" including time not spent providing actual aesthetic services to clients. Termed "piece-rate" compensation, California Labor Code Section 226.2 now requires aesthetician pay of a separate hourly wage for "nonproductive" time worked by aestheticians, as well as separate payment for rest and recovery... Read More
06/08/2016

Massage Therapist Pay Must Now Include “Non-Productive” Time

Massage Therapist Pay Lawsuit

For years, massage therapists have effectively been denied compensation for "down time" spent performing work-related functions, or simply waiting, between appointments.  Effective January 2016, a new California law requires employers to compensate employees, including massage therapists, for time spent under the employer's "control" including time not spent providing actual therapeutic services to clients. Termed "piece-rate" compensation, California Labor Code Section 226.2 now requires massage therapist pay of a separate hourly wage for "nonproductive" time worked by massage therapists, as well as separate... Read More
07/02/2013

Dollar General Employment Class Action

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Audet and Partners, LLP has filed a class action against Dollar General Corp. (“Dollar General”) in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Case No. 3:13-cv-00652, alleging violations of the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as specific employment statutes within the State of Tennessee. The lead plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that while working between 32-40 hours per week, they were given meal breaks but as supervisory “keyholders” they were not allowed to leave... Read More
03/08/2013

Employer Liability for Illegal Restroom Videotaping

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In another victory for employees and privacy rights, a ruling issued this week against Finish Line, Inc. will further establish employer liability in cases involving illegal videotaping of employees by a store manager. In Antonelli v. Finish Line, Inc., ADRS Case No. 12-5331-JCI, a binding arbitration ruling denied Finish Line, Inc.'s Motion for Summary Judgment on most claims brought by Plaintiff employees, including specific statutory violations, as well as invasion of privacy and infliction of emotional distress. The Plaintiffs, represented by... Read More
12/17/2012

“Finish Line” Hidden Video Camera Privacy Lawsuit

Finish Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: FINL) is the second largest athletic retailer based in the United States, with international headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana. The company, founded in 1996 by RJ DAVIS and David Klapper, operates over 600 stores in 48 states under the Finish Line name. Defendant Finish Line is a Delaware corporation with its principal place of business in Indianapolis, Indiana. Finish Line is a premium retailer of athletic shoes, apparel, and accessories. Currently, Finish Line owns and operates 660 stores... Read More
06/12/2012

Unpaid Overtime

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Introduction: Every year, employers fail to pay employees millions of dollars in collective overtime. An employer's failure to pay proper wages or overtime can result in an award of damages equal to the unpaid wages or overtime, an equal amount in liquidated damages, and pre-judgment interest. If you have not been paid for working overtime, or have not been compensated the amount owed to you, contact our law firm now to protect your legal rights. Your Rights: Every employee in the United States... Read More
03/29/2012

Employment Law and Litigation

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We represent clients through all phases and types of employment litigation and law, ranging from individual cases to broad-scale class and collective actions. We handle claims of employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, wage and hour violations, wrongful termination, whistleblower/qui tam, and other employment-related torts. As you may know, employment law and litigation is the large body of law that governs the employer-employee relationship, including individual employment contracts, the application of tort and contract doctrines, and a large array of statutory... Read More