West Telemarketing Lawsuit

A class action suit has been filed against West Telemarketing by a former Contract Home Agent.

The suit was filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The lawsuit is investigating West Telemarketing and their use of the world “independent contractor” instead of “employees”.

West Telemarketing operates call centers for third parties. Employees of West work from home and receive inbound calls. West titled these employees as “Contract Home Agents”.

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By referring to the employees essentially as “independent contractors”, West did not pay them the equivalent of the federal minimum wage, and when working over 40 hours, West did not pay the federally required overtime rate for employees.

The plaintiff alleges by failing to pay minimum wage and overtime, West Telemarketing violated the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1948 29 U.S.C. §216(b).

The potential number of putative class members is over 31,000 people. The plaintiff is seeking monetary damages.
West Telemarketing is denying these allegations. A final court ruling has not been issued.

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