MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Three Martinsburg residents filed separate class-action lawsuits last week against a national commercial cleaning firm, alleging it violated federal overtime laws, according to their attorney.
The three former employees filed the suits against Kellermeyer Building Services of Maumee, Ohio, last Thursday in U.S. District Court in Wheeling, W.Va., said the plaintiffs' attorney, Robert Schiavoni of the Martinsburg law firm of Hammer, Ferretti & Schiavoni.
All three were treated as salaried employees and given supervisory titles, but their primary duties were cleaning, Schiavoni said.
Because they were considered salaried employees, they were denied overtime pay, Schiavoni alleged. Under federal law, overtime pay is "time and a half" for any hours over 40 a week, he said.
A woman at Kellermeyer's Ohio headquarters said Monday the firm had not been served with the lawsuit and had no comment. She declined to identify herself other than to say she was an employee.